New Threats to Liberty

On 10 May 1940, The Netherlands was suddenly invaded by the Nazi armies. About 50 young and hardly trained Dutch recruits died while trying to fend off an attack on the airfield of Valkenburg in South-Holland. On May 4, which is the general memorial day for those who died in the Second World War, there will be a memorial meeting at Het Haagse Schouw in Leiden, where the fighting took place. The director of the Sen Foundation, Joris Voorhoeve, will give the annual memorial speech. This will be focused on new threats to liberty in Europe in the foreseeable future.

The ceremony and speech will start at 15 hrs at the memorial site near Schouwweg 14 in Leiden. See, Het Haagse Schouw, for the attack in 1945.