① memo 20170427 ~ Heroic Hands ~ Friend , as you pass by , Honour these hands whose heroic gesture saved those whom the forces of evil had destined for hell .
This corten steel work of Etienne Desmet is a tribute to the heroic attack in Boortmeerbeek by the three young men Youra Livschitz, Robert Maistriau and Jean Franklemon , on the ‘Transport XX’ deportation train – a cattle car train crammed with 1631 Jewish passengers, heading for Auschwitz. They were able to open one of the cattle cars and liberated 17 men and women. Another more than 200 prisoners escape from the train before the German border. The story is told in the documentary film “Transport XX to Auschwitz” – https://michelvanderburg.com/2013/04/19/transport-xx-to-auschwitz/
Filmed last Sunday at the Transport XX commemoration April 23 , 2017 in Boortmeerbeek , Belgium
Tonight (Dec 13, 2013) is Candle Night in the Dutch town “Gouda”.
Best film quality on MOBILEs via this YouTube link
Every year, mid December, “Kaarsjesavond” (Candlenight) is celebrated at the Market place (Markt) in Gouda (Holland), when the ordinary electric lighting gives place to innumerable candles. That same night filmed December 16, 2008 was very, very cold.
Carillon played by Boudewijn Zwart.
Gouda people, Thanks!
Recorded Gouda, December 16, 2008. Film “Candlelight Gouda” © 2011 Michel van der Burg — Some Rights Reserved – license Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
First published on channel012 of YouTube and imichel.com on December 13, 2011. Republished in post Dec 13, 2013 on michelvanderburg.com with updated info.
“Yellow triangle” : KONTRARIE ‘battle’ choir on 21 April 2013 in Boortmeerbeek, Belgium.
“In the track of Transport XX after 70 years” | “In het spoor van Transport XX na 70 jaar”
1943 – 2013 Transport XX — attack on 20th train to Auschwitz
goose bumps! (dutch: kippenvel) great performance, with a ‘brave’ unexpected contribution by the Boortmeerbeek church bells – watch this below: