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A historical reminder that war is barbaric. It was great to visit the destroyed city. Rotterdam is... read more

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Emotional expression of powerlessness

The reason why this 1953 statue and its sculptor Ossip Zadkine is so well appreciated by the people... read more

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed today via mobile

A historical reminder that war is barbaric. It was great to visit the destroyed city. Rotterdam is a beautiful city with lots of wonderful places and historical monuments such as this.

Thank FemiWilliams
Reviewed yesterday

The reason why this 1953 statue and its sculptor Ossip Zadkine is so well appreciated by the people of Rotterdam is it captures exactly the feelings of the people after the Nazi bombing of the heart of the city in 1940. Powerlessness and desperation about...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This is a very modern looking and interesting statue with a strong story behind it. You should read up on the story before visiting.

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Reviewed 2 September 2018 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 1 September 2018

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

1  Thank Yehudit V
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

1  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

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