Are you quiet for two minutes on May 4th? It's very important to commemorate the war. By being quiet, we hope that history does not repeat itself.
Tag: World War II
During The Second World War, the Netherlands was occupied by Nazi Germany. After 4 years of occupation, the south of the Netherlands was liberated. Above the rivers followed first the Hunger Winter. It was not until the following spring that the whole of the Netherlands was liberated.
Why do you think we're celebrating on May 5th? We were liberated from the Germans that day. It's history by now, but it's too important to forget.
Do you think history is a long time ago? No, i'm not. Even today, things can happen that will forever be mentioned in the history books.
Many countries in history have experienced that they were ruled by foreigners. What would you do? There is often only one answer: nationalism.
The cold war. After the Second World War we have always been afraid of a 3rd world war. For years there was a real threat of a world war.