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Grave Florrie Rost van Tonningen-Heubel General Cemetery Rheden

Heiderust General Cemetery in Rheden contains the grave of Florentine Sophie (Florrie) Rost van Tonningen-Heubel, who died on March 24, 2007.

She was the widow of the deputy leader of the NSB (National Socialist Movement), Meinoud Marinus Rost van Tonningen. After his death in 1945 she continued to insist on the philosophy of National Socialism and was given the nickname "Black Widow".

The tombstone was designed by herself. The symbol is the Tree of Life which was also used as a symbol by the National Socialists. It was also on her wedding ring, which has been kissed by Adolf Hitler on her marriage.

She had three children, Grimbert (born in 1941), Ebbe (born in 1943) and Herre (born in 1945), who are always greatly distanced from her ideas.

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: Ernst Bruinsma