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Commemoration execution of 77 Soviet soldiers
Thursday 9 April 2020, 06:30 - 07:00
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 the time of the execution, the moment when darkness changes into light. For the 24 soldiers who succumbed previously to hunger, illness and abuse 24 white candles will be placed at the monument.
Parking at the golf club. Assemble as of 06.15. Afterwards there will be coffee/tea and buns at Kamp Amersfoort. Interested parties can participate in a guided tour.
The commemoration is also made possible by the National Monument Kamp Amersfoort Foundation and Crematorium and Cemeteries Amersfoort.