(Dutch: Dodenherdenking) is held annually on May 4 in the Netherlands. It commemorates all civilians and members of the armed forces of the Kingdom of the Netherlands who have died in wars or peacekeeping missions since the beginning of the Second World War.
The Hague War Memorial 1940-1945 is a monument commemorating the Second World War. The monument is located opposite the Peace Palace on Carnegieplein, The Hague.
The monument was made by the Jewish sculptor Appie Drielsma in 1992. It was created at the initiative of a group of former resistance members. The four columns of the monument symbolize the four 'pillars' in Dutch society during the Second World War: neutral, Roman Catholic, Protestant and Jewish.