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Information Panel Resistance Fighter Hendrik Lodewijk van Roijen

INFORMATION PANEL RESISTANCE FIGHTER
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Hendrik Lodewijk van Roijen

Hendrik Lodewijk van Roijen was a colonel when the threat of war increased. He was appointed commander in the 1st engineer command. After the Dutch surrender he became involved in the Goudse Ordedienst (OD), where he became district commander. In the spring of 1942, a large number of OD resistance fighters were arrested by the Germans. Van Roijen was arrested on March 13. He was imprisoned in Scheveningen for months, after which the Germans transferred him to Amersfoort camp. Van Roijen was shot on December 29, 1942 by the Germans on the Leusderheide, along with thirty other resistance fighters. He was 57 years old.

The information panels in the Resistance Fighters District in Gouda are memories of important Resistance Fighters who helped many Dutch people during World War II.
To these Resistance Fighters, 16 streets are named to in Gouda.
On 10 april 2014, they finally got a face. Memory boards with photographs and information about these Resistance Fighters were revealed.
These are the streets:

Walraven van Halllaan
Van Roijenstraat
Rutgersstraat
Johannes Poststraat
Helena Rietbergstraat
Dobbestraat
Dercksenstraat
Brandsmastraat
Boelhouwerstraat
Bleysstraat
Willem Idenburgpad
Nieuwenhuisenpad
De Rijkestraat
Teldersstraat
Wiarda Beckmanhof
De Kortestraat.

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Source

  • Text: TracesOfWar
  • Photos: Arie van Wijngaarden