Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, Holland 1888

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The graves of Colonel J.C.P.H and Catholic noblewoman J.W.C Van Gorkum. They were married in 1842. In 1888, Van Gorkum died, she wanted to be buried next to her husband. Pillarisation (a form of religious and political segregation in Holland) was still in effect at the time, and according to the law, this was impossible. His wife was buried on the other side of the wall, which was the closest she could get to her husband.

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  1. The graves are called "Het graf met de handjes" (“Grave with the little hands).”

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  2. Hello
    Elle est vraiment émouvante cette photo, et tellement d'actualité malheureusement! Quand est-ce que la religion cessera de diviser les gens?
    Bisous

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    1. On se le demande avec insistance ces temps-ci Joëlle...

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