Elmar Burke

Web Developer, Everything Activist, and Photographer // From Kleve, Germany

Traveling

Traveling through the region Niederrhein in the northern west of Germany during a winter day looks often like this: gray and dusty

Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

The Reichswald Forest War Cemetery is one of the biggest war graves in Germany. This cemetery near my hometown Kleve, Germany, is located in the Reichswald Forest where the Operation Veritable took place. The Cemetery contains 7672 allied burials comprising 6431 British, 706 Canadian, 328 Australian, 127 New Zealander, 73 Polish and each one South African, Belgian, Dutchman, Norwegian, American and Yugoslavian.

Holland Trip 2/2015 (2 new items)

I traveled through the Netherlands with a NS Day Ticket, on this trip it snowed heavy in Nijmegen and lots of trains around Amsterdam, Utrecht and Arnhem was cancelled because freezing rain. Nevertheless the trains brought me from Nijmegen Lent via Arnhem to Amsterdam, Den Haag and Rotterdam.

Holland Trip 2/2015

I traveled through the Netherlands with a NS Day Ticket, on this trip it snowed heavy in Nijmegen and lots of trains around Amsterdam, Utrecht and Arnhem was cancelled because freezing rain. Nevertheless the trains brought me from Nijmegen Lent via Arnhem to Amsterdam, Den Haag and Rotterdam.

commemorating

This is the place of Kleve's old synagogue. Today, on the Night of Broken Glass (Reichspogromnacht) some people remember there family the the murdered Jews during the NSDAP dictatorship.

Kleve's Jewish Cemetery

Only a part of the old graves overcomes the reign of terror of the NSDAP. This photo was taken on the 76 anniversary of the night of broken glass (Reichskristallnacht).