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When World War II started in 1940, 40 young men were in military service in Rimburg. 20 for the Netherlands and 20 for Germany. The Dutch men survived the war unharmed. At the end of the war 14 of the Germans appeared to have survived the violence. In addition, our village had been spared major damage.
As a result of gratitude, the St. Josef chapel built near the thick stone in the forest. This also became the place where we would commemorate the victims of war and occupation every year.
Every year at the feast of Saint Joseph, the builders also promised to bring the light to the chapel in a candle procession as a sign of faith in peace and justice for all people, a theme of all times.