Lecture and debate
Dam 7 May 1945: lecture and commemoration
5 MAY 2023
10:00 — 17:00
De Dam
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De Dam: the place where we commemorate and pause to remember World War II together every year. What happened on 7 May 1945, on the brink of war and peace?

Lecture and exhibition

Ludmilla van Santen of the Dam Victims Memorial Foundation 7 May 1945 will be present and will use photos to tell bystanders about the event and hear new stories. For more information on the shooting see https://de-dam-zevenmei1945.nl/en/

The lecture will be available in several languages.

Commemoration of the Dam victims 3 pm

At the Memorial Dam Victims monument, the 32 names of those who died in the Dam Square shooting on 7 May 1945 are mentioned. A wreath of flowers from the City of Amsterdam is laid at the monument on May Day. The monument has been present here since 2016.

No booking required. The lecture and commemoration will take place outdoors on Dam Square.

Featured image: photo from building Industria by W.F. Leijns, collection Nederlands Fotomuseum

Scouts provide first aid after the shooting by K. Taconis, Canadian Archives collection via Stichting Memorial
Victims of the shooting by J.W. Hofman, collection Stadsarchief Amsterdam
Dam 7 May 1945: lecture and commemoration
5 MAY 2023
10:00 — 17:00
De Dam
Part of Liberation Stages & Culture
Organised by
Stichting Memorial Damslachtoffers 7 mei 1945
Website by HOAX Amsterdam