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Verzetsmonument Utrecht / Utrecht Resistance Monument

 
 
Verzetsmonument Utrecht / Utrecht Resistance Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 23, 2016
1. Verzetsmonument Utrecht / Utrecht Resistance Monument Marker
Inscription.
1940 - 1945

Gedenk uw dooden die den goeden strijd
gestreden hebben in gerechtigheid.
Draagt voort hun vlam, zij zijn gebleven,
maar in dien gloed wordt ons nieuw leven.

[English translation:]

Remember your dead, those that have fought
the good fight with righteousness.
Keepers of the flame, they remained,
but we live on in their glow.

 
Erected 1949.
 
Location. 52° 5.447′ N, 5° 7.314′ E. Marker is in Utrecht, Utrecht. Marker can be reached from Domplein just north of Korte Nieuwstraat. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Domplein 21, Utrecht 3512, Netherlands.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Utrechtse Sodomieprocessen / Utrecht Sodomy Trials (here, next to this marker); In Het Voetspuur Van Sint Maarten / In the Footsteps of Saint Martin (a few steps from this marker); Het Runensteen van Jelling Afgietsel / The Jelling Runestone Replica (within shouting distance of this marker); Universiteit Utrecht / Utrecht University (within shouting distance of this marker); Paleis Lofen
Verzetsmonument Utrecht / Utrecht Resistance Monument image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 23, 2016
2. Verzetsmonument Utrecht / Utrecht Resistance Monument
The monument stands in front of a trompe l'oeil painting by Jan de Rode that depicts the interior of the nave of St. Martin's Cathedral as it would have appeared in 1636, with the Cathedral itself behind that.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Claustraal Huis van Oudemunster / Canon House of the Former Oudmunster Church (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Maartensbrug en Oude Gracht / "St. Martin's Bridge" on the Old Canal (about 120 meters away); St. Jacobsgasthuis / St. James' Guest House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utrecht.
 
More about this marker. The Resistance Monument is in the Domplein (Cathedral Square), and was dedicated on May 4, 1949 - the fourth anniversary of the liberation of Utrecht from German occupation. The monument (base and statue) is ten meters high, was sculpted out of limestone by Corinne Franzen-Heslenfeld, depicting a female figure bearing the torch of resistance. The dedication was written by the poet Jan Engelman.
 
Also see . . .
1. Persecution and Resistance in Utrecht during the Second World War (Het Utrechts Archief). (Submitted on December 22, 2016.)
2. Corinne Franzen works on the Utrecht Resistance Monument (Open Images, 1 minute). Clip from a newsreel (4/12/1949) [Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)] showing the artist sculpting the monument and preparations
Verzetsmonument Utrecht / Utrecht Resistance Monument - Closeup of the Statue image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 23, 2016
3. Verzetsmonument Utrecht / Utrecht Resistance Monument - Closeup of the Statue
for its installation. (Submitted on December 22, 2016.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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