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grave with the hands
Netherlands

Colonel J.W.C. Van Gorkum was Protestant and married to the Catholic noble woman J.C.P.H. van Aefferden.

He passed away in 1880 and she wanted to be buried with him in the same grave when she should die. But the difference of their faith did not allow that.

So when she died in 1888 she was buried at the other side of the fence in the catholic area of the graveyard. But with their hands they are joined forever. 

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