This special issue stamp to the value of 70 cents was released as part of the series of annual commemorations of the Second World War. The design refers in a subtle way to all the relationships of family and friends that were destroyed and torn apart by the war.
During his farewell speech as university lecturer in Delft, Professor Oxenaar (head of design at PTT for many years) showed only one slide, with a picture of this stamp applauding its perfect design.

Photos: Joost Guntenaar