A quiet Jonas Daniel Meijer square in Amsterdam. This square used be the heart of the Jewish neighbourhood with Synagous around. The first major German raids among the Jewish population of Amsterdam took place here in February 1941. 425 Jewish men were rounded up and deported to concentration camps. These raids were the impetus for a general strike of all public services by the Amsterdam population. You can see a statue in the middle of the square where every year in February a commemoration takes place.
Olive trees in Amsterdam at the Mr. Visser square. About seven years ago the municipality of Amsterdam decided to put something else then elms or poplars. It also had a practical reason because under the square is an old overpass which makes it impossible to have trees in the ground. When we have very cold winters they get a "jacket" to protect them but so far this only has happened three times. Linking to "Our World Tuesday"