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Reading up on the history of this city, this monument evokes a lot of feelings. A symbol of this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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A moving memorial

The statue of a person reaching up to the heavens with an empty whole in the chest represents the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Yehudit V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reading up on the history of this city, this monument evokes a lot of feelings. A symbol of this city.

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The statue of a person reaching up to the heavens with an empty whole in the chest represents the destruction of the city of Rotterdam in the second world war when the heart of the city was destroyed by German bombs. It is wise to...More

Thank Yehudit V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sculpture "Destroyed city" was given to Rotterdam by Ossip Zadkin in early 1950s. The decision to create it was taken when he arrived by train in the devastated city of Rotterdam in 1946. It is, in his own words: ‘A cry of horror against...More

Thank FedericoNovara
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This statue symbolizes Rotterdam as this city was decimated by the Germans during World War II. It stands in front of the Maritime Museum and a good photo-opt for those visiting Markthal as it is only 5-10 minute walk from Markthal. So if you're in...More

Thank chanyu1
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This statue represents the destruction of the heart of Rotterdam during the Second World War. It was unveiled in the fifties. The agony of the face really conveys the spirit of the city at the time. Since then Rotterdam has metamorphosed and built so many...More

1  Thank GeorgeN1744
Reviewed 26 June 2018

An important memorial to the sad fact that this city was almost completely destroyed by German bombing during WWII. Very emotional.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Impressive statue when you know the story behind. At the end of the Museum Harbour Leuvehaven. Next to the Maritiem Museum

Thank Carawagon1972
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This was on our list to see, we missed it when we walked into the city, we were caught up in all the boats, on our way back to the hotel we stopped in at the VVV (tourist info, very friendly) and asked it's location...More

Thank YvW7
Reviewed 16 June 2018

This bronze piece by Russian born sculpture Ossip Zadkine was created to commemorate the bombing of Rotterdam in May 1940, which destroyed the center or heart of the city. Hence, the hole in the center of this very moving piece, which clearly demonstrates the anguish...More

Thank joman833
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Rotterdam has a sad history regarding the attack by the Germans in WWII. This is a lovely publicly displayed piece memorializing that history.

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