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Update on COVID-19 and Europe Remembers Event Listings and Activities [13.03.2020]

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Update on COVID-19 and Europe Remembers Event Listings and Activities [13.03.2020]

Here in Holland, everyone in my generation knows where their parents were during World War Two – whether they went hungry, whether they collaborated or not. Everyone carries these emotions and beliefs with them, and passes them on to the next generation.

During World War Two my mother was caught up in the Battle of Arnhem. My father experienced the bombing of Nijmegen.

When I started working on the performance, my main intention was to put today’s young people in contact with young people back then. But during the performances I realised that war is passed on by itself – not just through upbringing, but also at the far more unconscious level of unspoken emotions such as fear, shame and grief.

I realised that our second and third generations are still carrying this history with them. World War Two is still very much alive. The stories told by the people in the performance are very close to us, and are all the more powerful because they are so personal and readily recognisable. They let us feel the insanity of war, and the importance of peace and freedom – something that has again become topical with all the developments round the immense influx of refugees.

The performance starts early in the morning, when it is still dark. During the concert the sun rises, and it gets light. Then there is a breakfast together with the audience. This is an essential part of the performance, because it sets the seal on togetherness and allows people to exchange experiences and ideas. I have already heard so many remarkable stories from people in the audience!

The time of the encounter, the concert followed by the communal breakfast, make the performance a special experience.

We have chosen five stories – stories of people from various European countries who make choices in various situations and from various perspectives. Choices that have left their mark right up to the present day. Gripping stories told by ordinary people. Their narratives are interspersed with songs.

Upcoming 2020

25 March 20:00 h.
BNMO Veteraneninstituut Doorn (private)

5 April 7:05 h. – Order your tickets here

Landgoedhoeve Vosbergen, Heerde

13 April 15:00 h.
BNMO Veteraneninstituut Doorn (private)

5 May 9:00 h. – Order your tickets here

De Singelkerk Amsterdam

13 May 15:00 h.

BNMO Veteraneninstituut Doorn (private)

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