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  1. The Second World War cost the lives of many civilians in Limburg, and a large number of towns and villages were destroyed by bombings and artillery battles. Various cemeteries, too, bear witness to this dark chapter in Limburg's history. Almost 8,500 American soldiers, who perished during the liberation of the Netherlands, lie buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten. Other big war cemeteries are to be found at Overloon (British soldiers) and the Ysselsteyn German war cemetery was constructed in the Municipality of Venray for the 31,000 German soldiers who lost their lives. According to the research of Herman van Rens, the residents of Limburg were especially active in hiding local and refugee Jews during the Holocaust, to the extent that the Jewish population even increased during the war. Jews in hiding were three times as likely to survive in Limburg as in Amsterdam.
  2. Let's talk about some history of Limburg! The modern boundaries of Dutch Limburg, along with its neighbour, Belgian Limburg, were basically set during the period after the French revolution, which erased much of the "ancien regime" of Europe, with all its old boundaries and titles. These two provinces were part of a new French département, named (like many départements) after the river running through it, "Meuse-Inférieure", meaning simply "lower Maas". Following the Napoleonic Era, the great powers (the United Kingdom, Prussia, the Austrian Empire, the Russian Empire and France) left the region to the new United Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1815. A new province was formed which was to receive the name "Maastricht" after its capital. The first king, William I, who did not want the medieval name to be lost, insisted that it be changed to "Province of Limburg". As such, the name of the new province was derived from the old Duchy of Limburg that had existed until 1795 on the east bank of the Meuse river.
  3. This is another fun fact, which I find quite lovely, since I am a part of the LGBT+ community! History was made on 1 April 2001 when the Netherlands became the world’s first country to legalise same-sex marriage. Job Cohen, the mayor of Amsterdam at the time, married four couples at midnight on 1 April to mark the occasion. Many same-sex couples have since happily tied the knot. Amsterdam is also known for being one of the world’s most LGBTQ-friendly cities, with plenty of gay bars. You can also see the Homomonument in the city centre, a tribute to gay men and women.
  4. Amsterdam’s beautiful bridges are an icon of the city. There are 1,281 bridges in Amsterdam which connect the city’s 165 canals. There are several historic bridges, while others are decorated with bright flowers or lit up at night. You can even see 15 bridges at once, by crossing the Reguliersgracht and Herengracht bridges.
  5. Another scene that really got stuck in my memory is when Aragog died. Hagrid then decides to risk his life to recover the Acromantula's body to give it a proper funeral. This definitely showed how close he was with his pets and those whom he truly loved. After the funeral, he and Horace Slughorn drink excessive amounts of Firewhisky, and Harry takes advantage of this situation (under the influence of Felix Felicis potion, otherwise known as "liquid luck") to retrieve a certain memory from Slughorn. That being said, I think I am speaking for everyone when I say that I will miss him too.
  6. One of my favourite scenes of Hagrid was with Buckbeak, at the beginning, when Buckbeak was introduced and Malfoy, was of course being Malfoy, and acted as Buckbeak did god knows what, which then led to Buckbeak being sentenced to death, luckily execution did not happen. Either way, I found his class and the way he taught it really interesting and exciting. He was surely one of the best teachers out there and he surely knew what he is talking about. It is such a pity that Malfoy made it impossible for him to continue his lessons the way he wanted.
  7. About a month ago, I believe, I watched a video of the cast reuniting recently for the Anniversary of the movie. I remember watching an interview with Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid. In it he said that he will not be around in 70 years but Hagrid will, visibly upset. I can feel in my heart that he was right. Regardless of how many years it will pass since the movie release, Harry Potter and all the characters from the series, will always be in people's hearts and memories. I really feel for his family and friends, really sad news.
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