57. 1940 Commemoration of the bombing attack on Rotterdam
1940, commemoration of the bombing attack on Rotterdam, Lutheran church destroyed: the church-building in flames, subscription: Evang. Luthersche Kerk Rotterdam, 1736-1940. reverse: poem on flames:
Wat tussen bouw en brand bestond,
verging…in weinige uren.
Maar niet wat men te doen hier vond.
Want dat zal eeuwig duren.
(What existed between foundation and the fire,
Perished … in a few hours.
But not the things that were done.
Because that is an eternal challenge. Poem by J. Spliethoff
Medallist: Maarten L. Pauw, copper 60 mm.