Update  10.01.2012

At the moment  we are busy with preparations for the nationwide exhibition of Tragedies to Remember at the Museum Rememberance Center Camp Westerbork (former transition camp durig World War II). Dutch artist Diana van Hal will create a wall painting in the entrance hall of the exhibition.

The 0pening will take place on Sunday 5th of February and open to the public until Sunday 25th of March 2012. The official programm for the opening will be published here shortly.

The lino artwork of Diana van Hall as part of the multimedia exhibition participated in a weekend exhibition in the city of Ede (Netherlands) and received great acclaim.

Update 30.10.2011

The Tragedies to Remember exhibition in Dordrecht is closed. Many visitors from Dordrecht and all over the Netherlands visited the exhibition and a lot of them wrote down their feelings and opinion in the guestbook. Even a number of visitors from abroad came over to see the multimedia production.

The next residence on the road of the traveling exhibition will be at the Museum of Remembrance Transition Camp Westerbork. Here the Tragedies to Remember exhibition will have a more nation wide exposure during the months of February and March 2012. The opening ceremony will be in the Museum auditorium on Sunday 5th of February 2012, 12.30 hr. More details on the opening program will be published here.

Update 14.06.2011

We thank the municipality of Dordrecht, the automotive company Dubbelsteyn BMW-Dordrecht, the law office Wapperom-Dordrecht and Open Ateliers-Rotterdam software trainers, for their most welcome financial support of the TRAGEDIES TO REMEMBER Poetry project and multimedia exhibition, to be launched on 2nd October 2011.

Update 12.05.2011

At the national Dutch annual memorial for the victims of World War II at the Sumatra square in Dordrecht, the Netherlands on the 4th of May 2011 – five of my Dutch haiku poems on the Holocaust were presented by 2 students of the Johan de Witt Gymnasium

Update 15.03.2011

The monumental venue De Berckepoort, existing since nearby 1550 and situated in the old heart of the historic city center of Dordrecht, has been contracted. The premises are an ideal location for the presentation of the poetry project TRAGEDIES TO REMEMBER. In the theater café and the theater hall lectures and other programs will take place. The very old and beautiful arched roof dome will host the exposition for about one month. The exposition will be open daily to public and visiting school classes.

Update 14.03.2011

Realization is in a decisive stadium.
The artist Diana van Hal is in progress with the series of lino cuts for the illustration of the poetry books. Here you see one of them.

On the platform

The release party for the first copies of the poetry books will be on Sunday 2nd October 2011, 14.00 pm, in the ancient building De Berckepoort, situated in the heart of the monumental city center of Dordrecht. The Mayor of Dordrecht Mr. Brok will receive the 1st book in Dutch language. The new ambassador of Israel in the Netherlands will receive the 1st book of the English language version. Both prominent representatives will then open the exposition. Information on the cultural program will follow.

Update 14.02.2011

With the representative of the printing office a choice is made for the design of the Dutch and English poetry books and a cassette that will contain both books. The technical specifications for the exposition materials have been outlined.

A first confrontation with preliminary artist impressions of the illustrations for the poetry books and the exposition on 14th February made great expectations for the final result. Dordrecht based artist Diana van Hal will produce 6-8 special technique graphic artworks for the book illustration and for the exposition. Completion is foreseen end of March.

Menno Metselaar of the Anne Frank Foundation in Amsterdam was very supportive with suggestions for an educational dimension in the 2nd phase of the project. Talks will follow with a number of varied specialists in the field of education, creative writing, art educators and artists to collect ideas for the educational project and to form a project group.

The Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem asked more actual information on the upcoming activities concerning this poetry project.

The poetry project TRAGEDIES TO REMEMBER is still in need of parties interested to co-finance this project. Continuing attempts are undertaken to obtain funds and contact funding foundations.

update 17.12.2010

Diana van Hal contributes to Tragedies to Remember

The Dutch painter, illustrator, graphic artist Diana van Hal has agreed to create a number of artworks for the illustration of the poetry project TRAGEDIES TO REMEMBER.

Diana van Hal has produced a wide range of paintings and graphic art with an expressive and optimistic tone, using bright colors, with imprints of the ethnic art and decoration of Western Africa and the Caribbean. Her works and projects have found their way for many years  in all parts of Holland and in a great number of expositions. See her website:

Her contribution to the project Tragedies to Remember will be a new challenge to find a sober language that communicates with the message of the poems.

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