Entries by Stichting FAN

Overjoyed with Shoes from Albany

Foundation wants to tighten historical bonds with US city of Albany, NY. It all started after the war. Reporter Jacqueline van Ginneken, De Gelderlander He got brown shoes. High, brown, leather shoes. “Very tough looking,” says John – ‘Jan is fine too’ – Leesberg. He is 86 years old, but the citizen from Nijmegen remembers […]

Lights Crossing

Commissioned by CBK Nijmegen, Dutch filmmaker Martijn Schinkel made a short, poetic, almost silent, little documentary about a bridge as a monument. On September 20, 1944, 48 American paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division lost their lives during the heroic crossing of the River Waal at Nijmegen. This battle was crucial in the liberation of Nijmegen. A memorial commemorates this […]