Heaven's Tree

This tree is located on Ancol Dutch war cemetery. Now it is a memorial. Under this tree, hundreds of people from the Netherlands and the Commonwealth were executed by the Japanese occupiers.

Text on the plaque:
HEAVEN'S TREE

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD
AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM
NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM.

WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM...

ANTJOL, 1942 - 1945

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Source

  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: Henk en Diana de Gouw van Zuylen