Taeke Ferwerda and Siebren van der Baan Memorial
In dit alles zijn wij meer overwinnaars
(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
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
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.)
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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.