4 May 2012 – Every year in the Netherlands the victims of World War II are commemorated. But not only the victims of World War II are commemorated. Also victims of intolerance and wars since 1945.

We have been to The Hague to attend this annual ceremony. The ceremony we attended was held at the International Gay Monument, where also a delegation from the Police Academy, Ministry of Security & Justice and the Municipality of The Hague were represented.

Besides millions of Jews there are many gay men and women killed in extermination camps during the Second World War. After the war, homosexuality was still prohibited by law. So, many liberated homosexual victims were put in prison again. In lots of countries nothing has changed. Caught by the law or by social exclusion!

It was a very impressive ceremony!

The Hague, The Netherlands – 4 May 2012
Camera: Canon Powershot SX1 IS


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  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxover 2 years ago

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  • patjila
    patjilaover 2 years ago

    Mooi sfeer beeld neergezet Hans! Zowel herdenking als Bevrijdings dag impressie. Plus de info..zo belangrijk! Liefs Annet xx

  • Ha Annet! Dank voor je comment! Doet me goed!!!
    En dank ook voor de fave!
    Liefs, groeten en plezierige week gewenst!
    Hans xxx

    – Hans Bax

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26over 2 years ago

    An impressive and splendid photo Hans ….

  • Dank je Johanna!
    Groeten en goed weekend!

    – Hans Bax

  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    Heel plechtig waardoor een extra sterke foto
    Compliment Hans

  • Dank voor je mooie complimenten, John!

    – Hans Bax

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 2 years ago

    wonderful emotional capture!

  • Thanks a lot, Cheryl!
    Cheers, have a wonderful weekend!

    – Hans Bax

  • Roger Jewell
    Roger Jewellover 2 years ago

  • Thanks a lot Roger! Feel honoured! Glad you like it!

    – Hans Bax

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