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Stumbling Stone Oudezijl B 55

Lived here:

Berend Schweertman
born May 2, 1898 in Nieuweschans
arrested on April 24, 1941
deported on March 28, 1942 to Buchenwald
deported on April 24, 1942 to Gross-Rozen (Poland)
murdered 20 May, 1942 in Gross-Rosen (Poland)

Before the war, Berend is a councilor for the CPN. When the war breaks out, Berend takes charge of the illegality in the Nieuweschans area. There he distributes copies of the communist magazine Het Noorderlicht and is committed to De Rode Hulp. De Rode Hulp takes refugee communists from Nazi Germany and gives them shelter, food and money.

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