Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ysselsteyn ...

... Ysselsteyn German War Cemetery (1946) ...
... On 8 May 1995 a Ginkgo tree was planted  at the entrance
area, to mark the 50th Anniversary of the end of WW II ...
... Ginkgo trees in Hiroshima survived the atomic bomb
blast on August 6, 1945 and are still alive today.
As a result, the ginkgo tree is considered
“the bearer of hope” and a symbol of peace ...
source: janmstore.com
... Memorial in the centre of the cemetery ...
 ... 25 bell carillon/chime (1960) ...
... unknown soldier ...
... the soldiers' graves are great preachers of peace ...
(Albert Schweitzer, Nobel peace prize winner)


Ysselsteyn German war cemetery (26 ha) ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... which contains 31,598 graves of German soldiers
who died in the Netherlands during WW II ...

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