A year after the first infection with Corona in the Netherlands, the so-called Thank You Window was revealed in Tilburg as a tribute to people who worked with others during the epidemic. The unveiling took place on Saturday in front of the Town Hall Palace in the city center.
The Thanksgiving window is inspired by a stained-glass window made in 1951 after Tilburg was the last city in the Netherlands to be hit by a devastating smallpox epidemic.
Made by artist Riëtte Sommerdijk. In recent months, people from Tilburg can offer what they are proud of, who will take them out of the epidemic and who they want to thank. 170 of these entries were merged into the artwork.
The first coronavirus infection was detected a year ago at Elisabeth-TweeSteden Hospital (ETZ) in Tilburg. It was later revealed that the virus had already appeared in the Netherlands. During the carnival, among other things, it can spread quickly. The south of the country soon became the epicenter of the outbreak.
Mayor Theo Wuterings of Tilburg believes that the “anniversary” of the COVID-19 pandemic “is not exactly a date to celebrate it, but a date to reflect on it.” At the end of the day, there is a commemoration of the Corona victims at Hasselt Church.
The artwork was unveiled on Saturday in front of Paleis-Raadhuis in Tilburg.
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