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'The Forgotten Bombardment' Memorial

This memorial is named "The Forgotten Bombardment". It commemorated the less known second bombardment of Rotterdam on 31 March 1943.

The Allies tried to bomb industries but the bombs hit living areas. At least 417 citizens were killed and 400 were injured.

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  • Text: Pieter Schlebaum
  • Photos: Dick de Bruijne (1,2,3,4) & Pieter Schlebaum (5)

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