Monument voor de Gastarbeider - Rotterdam, NL
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N 51° 54.036 E 004° 30.050
31U E 603258 N 5751047
Quick Description: This is the only monument in the Netherlands that expresses appreciation to the guest workers (gast arbeiders) who came to the Netherlands in the 1960s.
Location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 12/16/2021 7:31:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM15DW0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
What is a gast arbeider

"Guest workers are people who work in the Netherlands and Flanders who temporarily come to another country to perform work there. The motivations are almost always economic: there is too little work in the home country and there is a shortage of workers in the host country."

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About the monument:

"On 10 November 2006 the Monument to the guest worker of Hans van Bentem has been unveiled on the Afrikaanderplein in South Rotterdam. Since the development of this part of the city (from the end of the 19th century), it has been an area where labor emigrants settled: initially from North Brabant and Zeeland, among others, and later from the countries from which guest workers were contracted: Spain, Turkey, (former) Yugoslavia, Portugal, Morocco, Greece and Italy. Following the unveiling of this new monument at Feijenoord, the Center for Visual Arts Rotterdam has put together a walking map - 'Feijenoord Monumental' - that focuses on the themes of labour, port and migration.

The monument
The Monument for the Guest Worker, which was created at the initiative of children of the first generation of guest workers, is the only monument in the Netherlands that expresses appreciation for the guest workers who came to the Netherlands in the 1960s. On the one hand, the monument is intended as a thank you for the contribution they made to the reconstruction after the Second World War in the Netherlands. On the other hand, the initiators have a strong desire to close a period in history."

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Who placed it?: CBK Rotterdam

When was it placed?: 2006

Who is honored?: Guest Workers

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