- Starts: 30/10/2019 10:20 am
- Ends: 17/11/2019 10:20 am
75th Anniversary Battle of the Bulge – Peace, yes we can
October 30th – November 17th 2019
On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, which began on 16th December 1944 in Hellenthal-Hollerath, we invite you to a joint international event (Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands). The opening of the project will take place on October 30, 2019 with an event in the Grenzlandhalle Hellenthal, Germany.
Following the opening event, there will be lectures on three subsequent weekends.
A joint project of the municipalities of Hellenthal (DE), Büllingen (BE), and Eijsden – Margraten (NL) Plus the gallery Eifel art, the Eifel Alliance against right-wing extremism, racism and violence and the Hellenthal Traffic and Trade association.
The framework of the events are various exhibitions:
Missing in Action (MIA), Eric Bijtelaar, Jean-Louis Seel, Jean-Philippe Speder, Jacques Rutten (model dioramas of liberation), Eric Vergouw – educational collectors items, Galerie Eifel Kunst (photo exhibitions, Relics of the war in the Eifel, Iris Hilgers, Ralf König, Bernd Wawer), Liberation Route (exhibition for “Europe for Citizens” Project “History Through Their Eyes”), “Working Group for the History of Aerial warfare Rhine / Moselle”, Hollerath / Ramscheid Hotels and guest houses (Exhibition: The Wall in the West)
More information: www.hellenthal.de
In December 1944, when the Allies had advanced unto the Belgian Ardennes, they were completely surprised by three German armies. This was the beginning of the Ardennes Offensive or ‘Battle of the Bulge’. It was a last desperate attempt of the German Wehrmacht to cut through the allied lines. The battle lasted more than six weeks and took many lives on both sides.