Almost centrally located on the cemetery of Berchem is on perk 22 a memorial for the fallen from the First and Second World War with a monument with sculpture by Alfons De Cuyper (° Sint-Niklaas 1877 - † Ghent 1954).
They are the graves of resistance fighters, soldiers or civilian casualties.
François De Kinder was an agent of the State Security, intelligence service Zéro. At the end of 1943, the government, in exile in London, sent him to Belgium with a conciliatory letter for the king. The king's answer was negative. De Kinder was arrested on April 13, 1944 and was executed on August 13, 1944 by the Gestapo, just before the liberation.
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- Text: TracesOfWar.com & Marie-Christine Vinck
- Photos: Marie-Christine Vinck