Die Vennbahn


In 1946 Belgian Jonny Nysten fell in love with a German girl, Louise Pohl. They got a son, Karl, but in 1948 Jonny was shot by a German customs officer, while smuggling stuff from Germany to Belgium. This little bridge, the Jonny-Brückchen, he once used to return to Belgium…

(looks best full screen; click once; and once more on the image and then F11)

  1. Lace photograph.
    And the story of a land.
    Thank you.

    • Thanks Adrian! The story is much bigger than the bridge… 😃🍻✋

  2. Lena said:

    A sad story among so many others from that period in time, but an excellent photo!

  3. That’s poignant, Harrie – there are so many heartbreaking stories from the war…it’s beautiful light and perfect in black and white for the story.

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