The end of World War II is commemorated every 15 August. On this date in 1945, Japan surrendered, bringing an end to the war in Southeast Asia and to World War II for the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
On 15 August, we turn our thoughts to the victims of the Japanese occupation of Asia – both military personnel and citizens. The annual commemorations are held on this date at the Indies Monument in The Hague, and all are warmly invited to attend.
In the build-up to 15 August, the Commemoration Foundation is calling on everyone to reflect on the commemoration with the digital campaign #ikherdenk (#icommemorate).