Stad Job 44 Heusden 94 - Catharijne Church - Heusden, NL
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N 51° 43.987 E 005° 08.298
31U E 647658 N 5733519
Quick Description: This peace and remembrance piece to remember the lost lives on Nov 4th 1944 is located in the Catharijne Church in Heusden
Location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Date Posted: 6/13/2021 11:40:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM14CWP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
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Long Description:
The City Hall disaster in Heusden took place in the night of 4 to 5 November 1944, during the last months of the Second World War in the southern Netherlands. While the Allies were advancing in Brabant, the Germans sought refuge behind a new line (the Bergsche Maas). They blew up the highest points, the town hall of Heusden and two church towers of Heusden. 134 people died that night.

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This oak wood rememberance piece is located on the left / north side of the church. It is 1,60 meters high. The base is 40cm x 40cm
You can see 4 worried faces on each of the sides and the arms of the faces are stretching to the heavens.

Next to the piece is a poem written about the event and the words are highlighted


Jan Simonis made this piece.
Approximate age of artefact (Year): 1994

Relevant website: [Web Link]

Times available for viewing: Open all day on Sunday. Other days closed for viewing

Entrance fee (if applicable), local currency: 0

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