Unveiling Holocaust Memorial of Names

Published on Monday, August 30News

On Sunday afternoon, September 19, 2021, His Majesty the King will unveil the National Holocaust Memorial of Names in Amsterdam, together with Jacques Grishaver, chairman of the Dutch Auschwitz Committee. More than 75 years after the Second World War, the monument gives the Netherlands a monument with the names of the more than 102,000 Dutch Holocaust victims who do not have a grave.

The monument designed by architect Daniel Libeskind is located on the Weesperstraat in Amsterdam. A closed program will take place on 19 September in the adjacent Hoftuin. Prime Minister Rutte and Mayor Halsema, among others, address the guests. There is also music, prayer and a minute of silence. After the program in the Hoftuin, the monument will be unveiled in the presence of a number of survivors. The unveiling will be broadcast live by the NOS on NPO 1. For more information about the monument, visit the website.

The Holocaust Memorial of Names commemorates the more than 102,000 Jews, Roma and Sinti who died and were murdered during the Second World War. The monument is a tangible memorial where the victims can be commemorated both individually and collectively. Until today, there is no monument in the Netherlands where every individual victim of the Holocaust is mentioned by name. The Dutch Auschwitz Committee is the initiator of the Holocaust Memorial of Names.