Dutch Resistance Memorial

A website that came to my attention in September 2017 is the Neerlandsch Verzetsmonument, or Netherlands Resistance Monument of Dimitri Gazan at http://www.neerlandschverzetsmonument.nl/.  Mr. Gazan describes it thusly,

“The Dutch Resistance Monument is the largest collection of names of resistance fighters in the Netherlands and their colonies during the Second World War. Various official archives and online databases have been consulted, as well as websites of foundations, local communities and individual researchers. The monument is a work in progress, growing almost every day.”

“Every single name on the monument is a passageway to information from many different sources. An excellent starting point for background research of beloved relatives and / or rescuers.”

The Dutch Resistance Memorial appears to be well worth investigating if a person is trying to learn more about someone in the Dutch Resistance during World War II.

Thanks to the digitization of the scans of the British Index to Dutch Helpers of Allied Personnel, performed by Jaap de Boer, Mr. Gazan received from De Boer an Excell document derived from his database which gave him the ability to oversee the total list of names. The process of translating all the details from the the database proved to be a fairly impossible task which resulted in an incomplete list.  That database itself is not a very accessible one for people with poor computer/internet skills. Besides the digitally archived names, surnames, personal titles and addresses, a section has been added concerning the various grades of rewarded resistance war efforts, all based on the information given by the original scans.

Mr. Gazan has singled out all the names and surnames. In cases where names are exactly the same but involve different persons, they are distinguished by the following information given after the entry of the name:  p.d.w. (place during war), street, place name.  To view the resulting list of names, see below.

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