Nijverdal, NL

Yesterday we visited with one of my online friends, who now has moved from the online to real-live friend column, and had a great day. Anna is a teacher of the Dutch language to recent immigrants, The Netherlands has a rule that you have to reach a certain level of proficiency in the language to emigrate here, an amazing policy in my opinion. We visited with her at her home before she took us on the tour of the area. The first stop was the Canadian WW2 cemetery just outside of town. While the land is Canada, there are also American, Belgium, and French soldiers buried there. Not sure why, but the place was beautiful and serene.
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We were told by Anna, that the Jews place a stone on the grave of their family member when they visit as a remembrance. Seems like a nice way to mark a visit.

The Memory Museum, while fascinating, was also a bit grim. All the images of Hitler and his merry band of murderers were almost depressing. The exhibits were well done and definitely memorable. I am glad that we did the museum.

This little exhibit just touched upon the Indonesian conflict, where Dad was stationed.
This little exhibit just touched upon the Indonesian conflict, where Dad was stationed.

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Want this vehicle!
Want this vehicle!
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Want!
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The big yellow star indicated a Jew. I guess Hitler hated Jews more than gays. In the closet maybe?
The big yellow star indicated a Jew. I guess Hitler hated Jews more than gays. In the closet maybe?
The little red patch with the "H" on it indicated a gay prisoner.
The little red patch with the “H” on it indicated a gay prisoner.
50 prisoners were housed in barracks like these.
50 prisoners were housed in barracks like these.
work makes you free
work makes you free
The border crossing from Germany into the Netherlands.
The border crossing from Germany into the Netherlands.
Troop transport
Troop transport
Hitler youth in the Netherlands
Hitler youth in the Netherlands
Troop transport
Troop transport
Troop transport
Troop transport
Obvious.
Obvious.


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