Einstein - De Haan, Belgium
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member naj16
N 51° 16.640 E 003° 02.215
31U E 502574 N 5680666
Quick Description: The municipality of De Haan is very proud Albert Einstein stayed for six months in their village. Today he is still there, you can sit next to him!
Location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Date Posted: 8/21/2013 11:53:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMHWYH
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 10

Long Description:
Back from the USA with his wife Elza Koch on the ship Belgenland (Red Star Line), Einstein learned that Hitler had taken the power on 13 March 1933 and had confiscated all his goods. On 28 March 1933, he landed in Antwerp and said he would not come back to Germany. Einstein stayed for a few days at the Cantecroy castle, invited by Pr. Arthur de Groodt, whose wife advized to hire two cottages in De Haan, the Villa Savoyarde for the Einstein and the Maisonnette for the de Groodt. Einstein left De Haan for London (via Ostend) on 10 September.
Location description: In a small park.

Statue's Subject: Albert Einstein

Artist: Johnny Westbrouck

Visit Instructions:
Photo of the statue with person sitting on bench next to the statue, standing next to the statue or other-wise interacting appropriately with the statue(face of person does not need to show, gps does not need to be in photo).
Extra credit for having fun!!!

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