On April 10, 1945, one day before the liberation, fourteen people were shot in Spier. They were captured north of Hoogeveen and were killed on their way to Westerbork.
Ate le Duc (26, Pijnacker)
Gerrit Coelingh (26, Baarn)
Matthijs Eerkens (24, 's-Gravenhage)
Hendrik Markveld (27, 's-Gravenhage)
Pieter Strijker (24, Meppel)
Reinder Lunenborg (52, Toldijk / Ruinen)
Egbert Lunenborg (16, Toldijk / Ruinen)
Johannes Lunenborg (49, Toldijk / Ruinen)
Willem Lunenborg (17, Toldijk / Ruinen)
Marinus Voerman (39, Toldijk / Ruinen)
Arend Jan Scholing (17, Toldijk / Ruinen)
Mintinus Pol (28, Noord, Hoogeveen)
Roelof Veldman (24, Haagje, Hoogeveen)
Jan Rotmensen (25, Tiendeveen, Beilen)
The number '21' on the monument refers to the total number of people who are commemorated in and around Spier.
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