INFORMATION PANEL RESISTANCE FIGHTER
Herman Bernard Wiardi Beckman
Herman Wiardi Beckman was a historian, journalist and Member of the Senate. In the 1930s, Wiardi Beckman warned of the danger of National Socialism and Fascism.
Wiadi Beckman volunteered to join the military during the mobilization. During the war he worked for the illegal press. Queen Wilhelmina asked him in 1941 if he would like to be part of her war cabinet in London. Before he left to London, the company was betrayed. Wiardi Beckman ended up in Natzweiler concentration camp. In July 1944 he was transferred to Dachau, where he died on March 15, 1945 from typhoid fever. Despite warnings, he had taken it upon himself to nurse the sick in the camp.
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
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