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.

1940 Commemoration of the bombing attack on Rotterdam

1940 Commemoration of the bombing attack on Rotterdam

1940 Commemoration of the bombing attack on Rotterdam

1940 Commemoration of the bombing attack on Rotterdam