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The resistance monument reminds the residents of Nieuwlande (municipality of Hoogeveen) of the resistance against the German occupier during the Second World War.
In addition to armed resistance, Nieuwlande also offered large-scale assistance to people in hiding and Jewish refugees. Because of this unique, collective relief effort, Israeli ambassador Jaacov Nechushtan awarded the entire population of Newlande an honorary certificate from the Israeli institute Yad Vashem on 11 April 1985. (Certificate on the side of the parking lot)
Johannes Post was the driving force behind the resistance in Nieuwlande. He was born on October 4, 1906 in Hollandscheveld near Hoogeveen. During the occupation he abandoned his prosperous farm in Oosterhesselen (Drenthe) in order to devote himself entirely to the resistance work. He played an important role, especially in the national Knokploegen. Post was the leader of the KP in the north of the Netherlands and undertook many sabotage actions and robberies at distribution offices and prisons. Post was shot in the dunes near Bloemendaal on July 16, 1944. The leading resistance fighter was buried in the Honorary Cemetery in Overveen.
May 23, 2018
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