Birthday celebrations for one of Eindhoven’s last surviving liberators

Photo credit: Studio040/Stichting 18 Septemberplein

On Thursday, war veteran Joe Cattini celebrated his birthday.

Cattini is one of the last few liberators of Eindhoven still living. He is now 96 years old. On Thursday he was surprised by Stichting 18 September, who sent a stack of birthday cards to England for him.

A special video was made for the veteran where, among others, Eindhoven’s Mayor, John Jorritsma, told Joe, “You are our hero”. Cattini was visibly delighted with the birthday cards.



Translator: Rachael Vickerman

Editor: Melinda Walraven

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