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The inspiration for this website came from the professor and science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. He was the commencement speaker at the 1971 graduation ceremony at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In his speech that day, he said that in the future we would not need to travel to see the sights. One wall in your house will be a large screen that can take you anywhere you want to go.
The challenge with memorials is that they are wonderful and in historic locations, but they are not easily seen by the public. The goal of leopoldville.org is to bring the sights and information to the families of the victims, survivors, and the interested public using the modern technology available today.
We want express our appreciation to:
Allan Andrade the dedicated historian/author of the book “Leopoldville:A Tragedy Too Long Secret” for supplying much of our content.
Peter Nigbor webmaster and great-nephew of victim Pvt. Henry Nigbor.
Justin M. Batt, archivist, at the National Infantry Museum provided the photographs of the Leopoldville Memorial at Ft. Benning, GA.
Laura Coldewey, Graphic Designer, Sunray Graphics & Print Co did the poster design and printing.
John Rattle, our professional photographer in France, accepted a difficult task of photographing the “Wall of the Missing” with great results.
I want to thank all the contributors.