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National Memorial Execution Place Vught

This Memorial commemorates the 329 people executed on this place. These people were generally resistance fighters who were brought to Vught from across the wide area to be executed.

The monument was installed in 1947 and unveiled by Princess Juliana. Behind the monument is a large wooden cross, this cross was already posted as a tribute to the victims.
In 1995 and 1997 the monument was defaced by vandals, the boards are replaced. The daubed plates are on display in boxes in the museum of Camp Vught.

At the gate to the monument someone pasted a poem in response to the defacing of the monument, this poem is placed in bronze on the gate (picture 5).

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  • Photos: Lennard Bolijn (1, 3, 4, 5), Jeroen Koppes (2)

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