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Dutch War Graves Eastern Cemetery Alphen aan den Rijn

On the Eastern Cemetery is a grave of a resistance fighter from the Second World War. This is the grave of Wouter den Hertog, Wouter was executed on September 14th 1944 in Gouda.

One grave is the grave of a man (Pieter Zwaan sr) who died in May 1940 when the Germans invaded Holland. Counts of civilian casualties from this period are outside the big numbers on some bombed cities considerably rarer than civilian graves of victims who are deceased during the liberation.

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  • Photos: Arjan Vrieze