Europe Remembers On Tour

Europe Remembers goes on the first day of their tour to the Memorial Museum in Nijverdal and the Canadian War Cemetery in Holten...

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Roses on the Canadian Cemetery

The Canadian cemetery is beautiful at the moment. Managers André Deijk and Jan Deijk ensure that all graves are well maintained and that they have beautiful flowers...

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Renewed info center Canadian Cemetery is now open for the public

After months of building rebuilding and preparing the renewed info center of the Canadian Cemetery in Holten saw a lot of its plans thrown upside down by the corona pandemic..

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From plan to realization: a photo impression of the renewed ICB

The renovation of our information center has finally been completed. We hope these photos and lines will give you a good first impression of the result.The first photo s..

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Liberation of the Netherlands - Online Commemoration Concert, Ottawa, Canada

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, many events to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation unfortunately had to be cancell..

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75 Years of Liberation of The Netherlands – Reflections of a Canadian Soldier

As we approach Remembrance and Liberation Day in The Netherlands on the 4th and 5th of May respectively, we find humanity embroiled in another global battle, the battle against COV..

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Hear the stories

A poem from Hans Stam..

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Tineke’s parents preserved a little family secret and kept it back from her

Between two packets of love letters, Tineke van Brakel (66) from Deventer found two envelopes. One was addressed to her dad’s parental home, the other to her mothe..

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Fallen soldiers were first given a temporary grave

On the Canadian cemetery in Holten 1394 servicemen found their last resting-place. Many of these fallen soldiers were initially buried elsewhere, on the spot where they fell in ..

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Our renovated ICB and the corona virus

Our renovated and partly newly-built information center is nearing completion. We are giving it the finishing touch. Designing firm Kingkorn is almost done with the ..

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Successful completion of newly-built part. Now ready for new furnishing

We have now entered the last phase of the newly-built part of the Information Center Canadian Cemetery Holten. Last Thursday, February 20, was the completion date of the..

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Tubbergen school teaches youngsters that freedom must never be taken for granted

There will not be many schools in this region that pay s much attention to the Second World War as Canisius Tubbergen. For which other school can boast a self-organized ..

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The open guided tours will start again after the renovation and extension of our info center

After a period of building and rebuilding during which the Information Center Canadian Cemetery was closed, the opening date is in sight. The information center has seen a consi..

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Candles light the names on the 1394 graves of the Canadian Cemetery in Holten

"Christmas cannot have a proper start if we have not been here first”. These words by the mayor of Rijssen-Holten, Arco Hofland, made clear how big a part of Holte..

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Documentary on RTV Oost

Last September RTV Oost reporter Sander Jongsma, journalist Jan Braakman and Margriet Dekkers of Twente University, travelled to Canada to interview family members of the soldie..

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Extension of Info Center Canadian Cemetery on track

Albert van der Maat ( front) and Gerrit Vlogtman hope for the renovated information center at the Candian cemetery to be opened in March.If ..

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True stories in the experience room of the renewed informationcentre

In the new experience room of the Information Center stories are told of soldiers buried in the Canadian Cemetery in Holten. Also the story of Bill, the uncle of Virginia Tingley f..

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Documentary of RTV Oost to be broadcast on Christmas Day at 5 p.m.

Late September and early October Magriet Dekkers (Twente University), Jan Braakman (journalist, and volunteer for the Information Center Canadian Cemetery), and Sander Jongsma (..

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The man who never said goodbye

Bill O’Donnell must have been a very engaging man. His friend Wolf Solkin (96) always has Bill’s portrait with him. On memorial days he places the photo ..

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The one medal that Cecil cherishes most

This week journalists Sander Jongsma 9 RTV East) and Jan Braakman( weekly Boerderij)(Farm) traveled through Canada to document stories of relatives of Canadian soldi..

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Interviewproject kicks off with emotional stories

Mid-April Sander Jongsma, Margriet Dekkers and Jan Braakman started the interview project for the Information Center Canadian Cemetery.Rita..

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Canada helps find backgrounds of war heroes

Jan Braakman will travel to Canada to document the personal stories of ten fallen soldiers. Each fallen war hero is brought to life again by the force of his or her ..

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First shovel of soil for extension infocenter Holten

On Monday a big shovel of sand marked the official first step for the extension of the Information Center Canadian Cemetery Holten.Trees..

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'Give Every Stone a Story': over 500 to go for the Holten Canadian cemetery

“Give every stone a story”. This was our ambition when the information Center Canadian Cemetery was opened eight years ago. The volunteers of the research team, toge..

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Canadian teachers on a study tour to Holten

On Tuesday, 16 June 2019, the Information Centre Canadian Cemetery (ICCC) in Holten hosted a party of Canadian history teachers who were on a study tour in Europe with the Cregg..

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Inhabitant from Hattem receives high Canadian decoration

Edwin van der Wolf from Hattem was presented with a high Canadian decoration by Sabine Nölke, ambassador for Canada in the Netherlands. Mr. van der Wolf received “The..

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Roses

The Canadian Cemetery is always neat and tidy. But in this period with the blooming roses, it looks extra beautiful. Thanks to cemetery manager André Deijk. He also took the..

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ICB Project: Interview series with surviving relatives

Relatives of Canadian soldiers buried in Holten are the main characters in an interview project set up by the Canadian Cemetery Information Center in Holten (ICB) in collaborati..

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