At the municipal churchyard Kerkveld in the former municipality Jutphaas, nowadays Nieuwegein are five war victims buried. Four of them died in an incident on 7 May 1945.
- Theo Hanselaar, 26 years old. Resistance member.
- Aart Kros, 28 years old. Resistance member.
- Willem Spies, 37 years old. Civilian.
- Jan Streefkerk, 27 years old. Civilian.
Frans Luiten, also an innocent civilian, was also shot that day. He is buried on the [towid] 19243, H Nicolaaskerkhof [/ towid] in Jutphaas (Nieuwegein).
There are various lectures about the events that led to the tragic death so shortly after the liberation. The reason was a drunk German officer who would have waved a gun and threatened the party crowd. He was then shot by someone from the Interior Forces. A number of German soldiers started a pursuit in which several victims fell.
- Theo Hanselaar (BS) had fled into the town hall, jumped out of a window and then hid himself in a cupboard on Herenstraat 8. When he was discovered, the cupboard was riddled with bullets.
- Aart Kors (BS) was shot on the run in the meadow behind the town hall.
- Willem Spies fled into the meadows and was shot.
- Jan Streefkerk also fled into the meadows and was shot.
- Frans Luiten was hit by a stray bullet and died of an arterial bleeding.
On the graves of the victims is a brick monument with their names on four text plates. On a fifth text plate in the middle of the monument are the first two lines of the sixth verse of the Wilhelmus: My shield and the trust / you are, O God my Lord, followed by the date 7 May 1945.
On the square in front of the monument is a stone for Johan van Ee. He died as a member of the resistance in camp Husum-Schwesing, an outside camp of Neuengamme. He died at the age of 38 on 27-11-1944 and was reburied her after the war.
The victims are also commemorated on the [towid] 4214, war memorial [/ towid] in Jutphaas.
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