In the night of May 16 on May 17, 1943, this dam, named Eder Dam was destroyed during a "dambuster"-bomb raid by the RAF. With so-called bouncing bombs 617 squadron succeeded in breaking through the dam.

There's a memorial plaque for the forced labourers who had to rebuild the dam in 1943.

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  • Text: Arjan Vrieze
  • Photos: Arjan Vrieze
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