Museum Valkenburg presents as part of the exhibition “We Do Remember” – 75 years of liberation Valkenburg in collaboration with Bibliotheek Valkenburg:

Lecture by Joy Passanante, writer of “Through a Long Absence” and daughter of Cpt. Bart Passanante, surgeon at the 91st Evacuation Hospital in Valkenburg.

Reading is in English.

Joy Passanante writes in Through a Long Absenceover about her father, a son of Italian migrants who served as a military doctor with the American army during the Second World War.

In the lecture Joy Passanante will elaborate on the four months that her father spent between October 1944 and March 1945 as a surgeon of an Evacuation Hospital in Valkenburg. Where he soon became a child at home with various, mainly artistic, families and made a special friendship with Charles Eyck, who painted a portrait of him.

Free entry based on free donations applies to the lectures.

PLEASE NOTE: Interested parties must pre-order a ticket (up to a maximum of 75 people), click HERE for more information and to order tickets online for free.