On the 20th anniversary of the involuntary disappearance of Viktor Gonchar and Anatoly Krasovsky the city of Eindhoven, Netherlands, will commemorate the two men, as well as disappeared Yuri Zakharenko and Dmitry Zavadsky. Eindhoven is the setting for the commemoration since September 16, 2008 when the four trees were planted in the centre of the city in memory of the four prominent disappeared Belarusian men.
The ceremony will be opened by daughter of Anatoly Krasovsky, Valeriya. Mary-Ann Schreurs (Municipality of Eindhoven), Christie Midema (Amnesty International), Arjen van Halen (FNV) will hold a speech. Jessica Bartels (Eindhoven city poet) will read her poem that she wrote especially for this sad occasion. Poet Leo Mesman will read his poem Four Trees which he wrote back in 2008 and which is engraved on the memorial board.
Following the commemoration, a photobook presentation will take place. The book is a documentary collection of photographs made on September 16 in Eindhoven starting from the very beginning, the year 2008.
The event is organized by Amnesty International, FNV and We Remember. The organizers cordially Invite everyone concerned to attend the commemoration ceremony. It will start 15:30 at Paradijslaan (corner Frederik van Eedenplein).
For more information (in Dutch) please refer to the official web-site of the event: http://www.vierbomen.nl