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DUE TO THE OUTBREAK OF THE CORONAVIRUS THIS COMMEMORATION IS NOT ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC On April 9 1942 the only 77 prisoners of war from the Soviet Union still alive were shot near Kamp Amersfoort. This was the second greatest mass execution in The Netherlands during the Second World War and yet this event and these war victims were completely forgotten. The SovietWar Cemetery Foundation commemorates them annually by placing 77 red candles at the crack of dawn, at…
DUE TO THE OUTBREAK OF THE CORONAVIRUS THIS COMMEMORATION HAS BEEN CANCELLED On April 19 2020 it is 75 years ago that the German authorities handed over Kamp Amersfoort to Mrs. Loes H.M.A. van Overeem-Ziegenhardt, head of the Department for Special Aid of the Dutch Red Cross. During an official ceremony, starting at 13.00 hours, this event will be commemorated.
Laying of flowers on all war graves. Re-opening photo exhibition '100 Faces of the Soviet Military Cemetery’
Silent March from Kamp Amersfoort along the national monument ‘Prisoner in front of the firing squad’ to the war graves and the Soviet Military Cemetery at Rusthof graveyard.
Annual commemoration and wreath laying on Victory Day, arranged by the embassy of the Russian Federation in concert with other embassies.