Comment Neelie (Kroes)
Making speeches talk
[...] History can provide us with many valuable contributions, inspiring visions and ideas. History can also have its price and take its toll. Looking at the photographs of Nijmegen, which were made straight after the unfortunate American bombardment in 1944 - a terrible mistake taking the lives of 800 citizens and leaving behind a demolished city - it reminded me strongly of Rotterdam. The city, in which I was born, grew up and studied at university.