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US News The Netherlands unveil a memorial in tribute to the victims of the Holocaust

02:50  20 september  2021
02:50  20 september  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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It is the first memorial to commemorate all the victims from across the Netherlands in one place. "It gives the feeling that they really existed," said Hetty de Roode, a Jew whose parents, brother and sister all died in the camps. De Roode, who attended the unveiling , survived by hiding with Libeskind, who also oversaw the masterplan for the Ground Zero memorial in New York, said it was overwhelming to see his design unveiled in the Dutch capital and added: "It's a warning to us all what can happen in so-called civilised societies." Construction of the memorial faced years of delays, amid disputes about

It is the first memorial to commemorate all the victims from across the Netherlands in one place. It gives the feeling that they really existed, said Hetty de Roode, a Jew whose parents, brother and sister all died in the camps. De Roode, who attended the unveiling , survived by hiding with a family in the AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A monument listing 102,163 Dutch victims of the Holocaust was unveiled by King Willem-Alexander in Amsterdam on Sunday, the first national memorial to be built in the Netherlands . The monument, designed by Daniel Libeskind, 75, who lost relatives in the Holocaust

Plus de 75 ans après le conflit mondial, le mémorial a finalement été inauguré dans le quartier juif d'Amsterdam par le roi Willem-Alexander. © Albert Nieboer / ANP / AFP More than 75 years after the world conflict, the memorial was finally inaugurated in the Jewish district of Amsterdam by the King Willem-Alexander.

The Netherlands inaugurated Sunday a memorial on which the names of more than 102,000 Jews and 220 Roma murdered at the Second World War are inscribed.

The Netherlands inaugurated Sunday a memorial on which the names of more than 102,000 Jews and 220 Roma murdered at the Second World War , and whose construction has made for years the object of dispute of residents.

More than 75 years after the world conflict, the memorial was finally inaugurated in the Jewish district of Amsterdam by King Willem-Alexander, surrounded by relatives of the victims and survivors.

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King Willem-Alexander unveiled the monument that was created by the Dutch Auschwitz Committee and designed by architect Daniel Liebeskind. It is the first memorial to name all 102,000 Dutch Jews, Sinti and Roma who were murdered by the Nazis during World War II. Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema said that during the German occupation, the city did not sufficiently protect the Jewish population from persecution.

AMSTERDAM (REUTERS) - A monument listing 102,163 Dutch victims of the Holocaust was unveiled by King Willem-Alexander in Amsterdam on Sunday (Sept 19), the first national memorial to be built in the Netherlands . The monument, designed by Daniel Libeskind, 75, who lost relatives in the Holocaust , lies in the centre of the Dutch capital and is a labyrinth of brick walls that, when seen from above, form Hebrew letters reading "in remembrance".

"Faced with our responsibilities"

"This memorial puts us in the face of our responsibilities. The responsibility to know if more should not have been done during the war years to save people, "said Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, present at the inauguration.

"Responsibility for the glacial welcome reserved for the small group that returned from the hell of the war. It's a black page of the history of our country, "he added.

The construction of the monument has been the subject of controversy, residents that challenged the licenses granted to the Dutch Auschwitz Committee.

But a tribunal of the Netherlands capital had given the municipality of Amsterdam in 2019, reversing the arguments of the residents according to which the monument, "too big", was in conflict with a good planning of the territory.

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King Willem-Alexander unveiled the Holocaust Memorial of Names in Amsterdam. More than 75 years after the Second World War, the names, dates of birth and ages at death of more than 102,000 Dutch victims of the Holocaust , including Jews, Sinti and Roma, can be found there. Outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Mayor Femke Halsema of Amsterdam were among the speakers. Rutte thinks the Monument of Names is a tribute to each victim personally, "with each name as a monument in itself, a memorial for every individual, for every life story".

September 19, 2021. AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A monument listing 102,163 Dutch victims of the Holocaust was unveiled by King Willem-Alexander in Amsterdam on Sunday, the first national memorial to be built in the Netherlands . The monument, designed by Daniel Libeskind, 75, who lost Each stone carries the name of a Jew, Roma or Sinti who was deported from the Netherlands and who died in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. It is the first memorial to commemorate all the victims from across the Netherlands in one place. “It gives the feeling that they really existed

apologies in January 2020

The memorial, architect Daniel Liebeskind, son of survivors of the Holocaust, is a labyrinth of brick walls forming a word meaning "in memory" in Yiddish. On each of the bricks is recorded a name, a date of birth and a death age.

"It does exactly what it is supposed to do. He takes out all those people who have been forgotten, "said Jacques Grishaver in the inauguration of the Dutch committee of Auschwitz. "It now stands like a memorial that will never be erased. As a reproach to those who let it do that. And as a warning, forever, "he concluded.

For the first time since the war, Marc Rutte presented excuses in January 2020 on behalf of the government for the persecution of Jews in the Netherlands during the Second World War.

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