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Twentolmemorial Deventer

The Twentolmonument is a tribute to the resistance fighters who gave their lives for the liberation of Deventer, on 10 April 1945.

Text on the Monument:

ON THE DAY OF DEVENTER'S LIBERATION, APRIL 10, 1945
YOUNG RESISTANCE FIGHTERS WANTED THE BRIDGES OVER THE IJSSEL
AND SECURE THE PORTS FOR THE LIBERATORS.
TWO OF THEM PERFORMED IN THEIR HIDING PLACE, THE BUILDING
"TWENTOL". FIVE WERE DISCOVERED AND EXECUTED HERE.
THIS MONUMENT AND THE TOWING WILL NEXT TO IT ARE A REMEMBRANCE OF THEIR LIFE AND DEAD.
MUCH DESERVED RESPECT GOES TO THE GERMAN [medic] ERNEST GR─WE, WHO REFUSED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EXECUTION AND WHO DIED A VIOLENT HERE [shot by his own commander].

IN MEMORIAM
CORNELIA VAN BAAK-BOSCH
J.W.W. FROM BAAK
J.J. BENNEBROEK-EVERTZ
D.J. BRUGGEMAN
H.E.R.O. ENGLISH
J.H.L. VAN GENNEP LUHRS
M.WORTMAN
DEVENTER APRIL 10, 1945 [/ i]

Silent Stories - Broadcaster Max [/ b]
Our country has an estimated 4,000 memorials to the Second World War. On the occasion of 75 years of freedom present [url = "https://www.maxvandaag.nl/category/podcast/verstilde-verhalen/"] NPO Radio 1 and Omroep Max: Silent Stories [/ url] behind 12 war memorials from all parts of the country. Silent Stories is made by Ida Albertsboer, Marsha Walraven and Eelco Walraven.

Podcast # 4 - The Riddle of Twentol in Deventer

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  • Text: TracesOfWar.com
  • Photos: Marco Sanders