Saturday, June 19, 2010

Oma's grave site

Goof took us to the Brantwijk church where Oma Neeltje Ijzerman Brouwer is buried. She died in 1944 after a miscarriage caused by the shock she experienced when a British plane crashed into the canal right by their house. Seeing the canal and the house made this childhood story suddenly seem very real and very sad. Another casualty of war. Near Oma's stone stand the three stones of the British airmen who also died in the crash.

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