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Taeke Ferwerda and Siebren van der Baan Memorial

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 18, 2017
1. Taeke Ferwerda and Siebren van der Baan Memorial
Inscription.  In den nacht van twaalf September negentienhonderd vier en veertig werd het onschuldig bloed vergoten van Taeke Ferwerda sinds negentienhonderd dertien dienaar des Woords der Gereformeerde kerk te Amsterdam en stierf Siebren van der Baan koster van dit kerkgebouw den heldendood

In dit alles zijn wij meer overwinnaars

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(English translation:) On the night of September 12, Nineteen Hundred and Forty-four, the innocent blood of Taeke Ferwerda, a Servant of the Word at the Reformed Church in Amsterdam since nineteen hundred and thirteen, and Siebren van der Baan, the sexton of this church, was shed, with both dying a heroic death.

Because of this, we are more the winners

 
Erected 1945.
 
Location. 52° 21.881′ N, 4° 53.291′ E. Marker is in Amsterdam, North Holland. Memorial is on Keizersgracht just north of Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Keizersgracht 566, Amsterdam, North Holland 1017 EM, Netherlands. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Adams (within shouting distance of this

Taeke Ferwerda and Siebren van der Baan Memorial - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 18, 2017
2. Taeke Ferwerda and Siebren van der Baan Memorial - wide view
marker); Pietro Antonio Locatelli (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Evert Van Dieren (about 210 meters away); Gemeente Amsterdam Stadsarchief / Amsterdam City Archives (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Gisèle (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Keizersgracht 456-462 Residences (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Ferdinand Bol (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Organized Resistance - the Free Groups of Amsterdam (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amsterdam.
 
Also see . . .  Taeke Ferwerda (WO2slachtoffers.nl, in Dutch). A biography of the Rev. Ferwerda. Towards the end of the biography there is a short explanation of why he may have been shot. In short - the Germans found weapons in a church-owned building nearby. (Submitted on January 15, 2020.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 14, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2. submitted on January 15, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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