Sunday, 15 August 2010
that's My World, The War Monument of the Dutch East Indies
The Monument of the former Dutch East Indies in the Hague is a monument to commemorate all Dutch and Indonesian civilians and soldiers, who had become victims of the Japanese occupation (1941-1945)in the former Dutch-East Indies. They perished in the concentration camps or during forced labour. The survivors honour them today!
Today we celebrate the fact that 65 years ago Japan surrendered. This meant the end of WWII. The war with Japan ended because of the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing thousands of innocent women, children and men who couldn't fight in the army. For us it meant freedom, for them the end of the world. How bitter history is!!
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