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February 2, 2011 / jmeuropeana

New Amsterdam, Battle of Stalingrad, Fritz Kreisler

On the 2nd of February –

In 1653 Nieuw Amsterdam was incorporated – this later became the City of New York. How is this European history? Well, at the time Nieuw Amsterdam was a Dutch colony. The Dutch then very cleverly traded it with the English for Surinam 🙂
Nieuw Amsterdam ofte nue Nieuw Iorx opt’ teylant Man (Gezicht op New York door Johannes Vingboons);View of New York by Johannes Vingboons

In 1943 the Battle of Stalingrad ends with the capture of 91.000 German soldiers. In one of the most gruesome and drawn-out battles ever an estimated 2 Million people were killed or wounded.
Deutsche Kriegsgefangene in Stalingrad
A STALINGRAD, ANNIVERSAIRE DE LA LIBERATION..

In 1875 Austrian violinist and composer Fritz Kreisler was born in Vienna. In Europeana we have over 75 sound fragments of his music, or of music played by him.
Bildnis Fritz Kreisler (1875 - 1962)
The old refrain

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