Planting White Crocuses: Commemoration of the Death Strip

Past weekend two families – including mine – and some friends went planting white crocus bulbs in commemoration of a deathly fence, the Death Strip or “Todesstreifen”, built by the German army 100 years ago at the Dutch-Belgian border.

The fence was built to prevent people from crossing the border and was electrified to kill escapees.

More information about ‘Fortifications of the inner German border’:

Video about the commemoration:


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