It is May 4, therefore in Eindhoven and on various locations victims who have been killed by war and violence were commemorated. That happened on a small scale, because of all the anti-coronavirus measures.
For example, Mayor Jorritsma and Peter Kemp, of the 18 September Foundation, laid wreaths at the Oude Toren in the Woensel district.
Jorritsma also gave a speech, referring to the corona crisis: “We are insecure. We feel unsafe. So unsafe that we make the comparison with the war. The horror of a war is something else. Yet there are parallels. The fear, the uncertainty and the society as a whole that put their best foot forward.”
Because only a limited number of people were allowed to attend at Oude Toren, various organisations took the initiative to lay a wreath themselves, in a different and appropriate place in the city. Such as volunteers from the gay interest organisation COC in Karel Vermeerenplantsoen.
Amnesty employees also laid a wreath. They did that on the Wilhelminaplein, near the monument called ‘Caged Freedom’. A small commemoration was also held in the Eindhoven church village of Acht.