① memo 20180424 ~ Into the Woods ~ 75 years later at the site of the attack on the deportation train ‘Transport XX’ – a cattle car train crammed with 1631 Jewish passengers, heading for Auschwitz.
Here in the woods near Haacht in Boortmeerbeek , Belgium, the night of April 19, 1943, three young men from Brussels – Youra Livschitz, Robert Maistriau and Jean Franklemon – attacked and stopped this cattle car train, succeeded in opening one of the cars and liberate 17 people. Another more than 200 others could jump out also before the train reached the German border.
Site was filmed (Sony Alpha A7 III with Sennheiser MKE 440) ca 50 meters from the rails into the woods , last Sunday April 22, 2018, Boortmeerbeek , Belgium
Note , last sunday another video called ‘Mood’ showed the attack site at the rail.
The story is told in the documentary film “Transport XX to Auschwitz” – https://michelvanderburg.com/2013/04/19/transport-xx-to-auschwitz/
① memo 20170107 ~ Wood Carver ~ Lorenz woodcarving ( Holzschnitzerei Lorenz ) in Seefeld , Tyrol , Austria (2008)
① memo 20170104 ~ Mask ~ He still has all his fingers : wood carver Norbert Danler (from Ellbögen) showing his masks (tyrolean ‘larven’) – resp. spring , summer (3 versions for different towns) , autumn , winter – in Igls , Tyrol , Austria (2013)