Mol photowall

The photo wall is a monument to the dozens of Mollenaren who were deported during the Second World War. In the spring of 1944 several raids took place in Mol. For example, 50 residents of Mol were taken from their homes in Veldstraat, interrogated by force and deported to Buchenwald concentration camp as a measure taken by the occupier to break the resistance. Only a few returned in 1945.

 

To commemorate that tragic event, the name Veldstraat was changed in 1947 to Martelarenstraat. In September 2011, the gallery wall was inaugurated to keep the memory alive. 50 portrait photos of deported Mollenaars hang on the wall.

 

There is also a Biloba tree on the square, a Japanese walnut tree that symbolizes hope.