"AROUND US HERE WAS THE AREA WHERE 550 JEWS LIVED. AFTER THE WAR ONLY 25 OF THESE INHABITANTS OF ASSEN RETURNED.
MAY THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO WENT WARN US NOW AND TOMORROW.''
|Pictures of war memorials I made on my battlefield tours. But in my neighborhood are war memorials too. And in Gieten the crew of a Lancaster bomber are buried who crashed with their Lancaster.|
|Arnhem (John Frost bridge)|
|Joods monument in het centrum van Assen.||Monument aan de Oranjestraat in Assen herinnert aan de weggevoerde Joden.|
het monument aan de Oranjestraat in Assen. Detail of the monument at
the Oranjestraat in Assen.
Memorial in Assen was created by artist Sam Drukker. This memorial
commemorates the more than 500 Jewish civilians who were murdered
during the Second World War. The monument stands at the beginning of
the Oudestraat, near the former synagogue, where many Jews lived
before the war. In Cortensteal, the artist, who has a Jewish father,
has displayed himself as a squatting man without a prayer carpet. In
stone on the right side of the monument the following words are
|Monument to the Oranjestraat in Assen that commemorates the deported Jews who lived in the Oranjestraat.|
|Monument that commemorates the landing of the Polish paratroopers during Operation Market Garden on September 21, 1944.|
|The monument to Major General Sosabowski in Driel is a white memorial stone on which a circular bronze plaque bearing the image of Major General Sosabowski.||
The grandson of Major General Sosabowski at the monument of his grandfather in Driel.
|At Ekehaar, not far from Assen, this monument stands at the place where a lancaster crashed on October 20, 1943.|
|In the woods near Exloo stands this monument in memory of the dead crew members of a U.S. B-24 Liberator.|
|Gasselte plaque in memory of Corporal Fernand Begue, a French paratrooper, who was killed on April 9, 1945 during Operation Amherst.|
|The Airborne monument on Ginkel Heath in Ede was unveiled on September 19, 1960 by Major General Urquhart. The monument is a concrete pillar of three meters high. On top of the column is a brass eagle with spread wings. On the sides of the monument are emblems affixed. At first emblem is a winged and crowned parachute symbol, the second emblem the arms of the King's Own Scottish Borderers and the third an emblem depicting a purple Pegasus. At the foot of the hill where the monument is located is a stone plaque. A small column is 15 meters next to a boulder with the inscription: Airborne SEPT.1944 17_18.|
These graves of the killed crew members of a Lancaster bomber on the Gieten cemetary, not far from where the plane crashed on October 21, 1943.
|The graves of the dead crew. These tombs are the so-called Commonwealthgraves.|
|War Memorial in Gieten, which is adopted by cbs De Marke. Every year in April students of that school place a wreath .|
|On the Verlengde Grensweg in Gieten, this monument was recently erected to commemorate the French parachutist of the SAS Robert Georges Heckman. He was dropped as a young boy of less than 18 years old during Operation Amherst on 10 April 1945 and shot dead at this location. He was one of the 33 French paratroopers who were assigned to the SAS (Special Air Service), a British command unit. In the night of 7 to 8 April 1945 the paratroopers were dropped in 43 sticks over Drenthe to facilitate the advance of the Canadian 2nd Army Corps. Their task was to secure bridges, occupy the airfields at Havelte and Eelde, disrupt connections and create confusion among the Germans so that they were hampered in setting up a good defence. Robert Georges Heckman ended up at Eext with his stick. The group split up after the landing. Eight para's found each other and headed for Gasselte. The French were seen in Gieten by an NSB who warned the Germans. It came between Gieten and Gasselte to a gunfight in which Heckman was killed.|
Plaque commemorating the liberation of Groningen by Canadian Forces 13 to 16 April 1945, former front hall, Grote Markt.
|Monument in the Waal
bridge that recalls the resistance fighter Jan van Hoof.