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  • Official Monument Dates will be: 17th and 21st of April 2020 at the Seeweg, Farsleben train tracks. On 19th April the Belgen Belsen Museum will have a Liberation Ceremony. Anyone wishing to attend should contact this website or the Belgen Belsen Museum or Varda Weisskopf in Israel.
  • 16th November 2019 near the Farsleben train tracks two Hickory Trees were planted in the vicinity of the future Liberation Monument in Commemoration for the 30th Division, the so called Old Hickory Division. A lot of locals came out in the cold and rain to plant these hard to find trees.

          
  • Recently four Veterans of the 30th Division attended the Limburg, Holland 75th Liberation Ceremonies in September 2019. This was the same Division that liberated the train. The Veterans were: John O'Hare, George Hamm, Peter Munger and Tony Jaber. Accompanying them were family members and a few current military members of the 30th Division, among them Col. Wes Morrison. See photo's in the Margraten Cemetery, Holland. 

       
  • Below are newly discovered photo's of the 30th Division during the Liberation of Heerlen, Holland on 17 September 1944.
  • If anyone recognizes any of the Veteran faces please contact us using the Contact tab on this website.
 
All photo's below have copyright and require permission to use. Copyright Erik Vleeshouwers, Hunsel.