Dutch War Graves (Crooswijk)
On Crooswijk General Cemetery in Rotterdam are two plots with Dutch war graves. There is a Dutch plot with 115 war graves, mainly for soldiers who died during the battle in May 1940. There is also a plot with 12 Dutch soldiers who died during the bombing of Rotterdam.
Click for more information on the overview at the bottom of the page.
- Text: Fedor de Vries & Paul Moerenhout
- Photos: Anneke Moerenhout (1), Paul Moerenhout (2), Fedor de Vries (2) & René Bosveld (4,5)
Address and contactinformation
- Kerkhoflaan 5
- WWII grade:
Where is it?
Sorry, no map found.
Amongst others, the following persons are buried here (Overview)
|Name||Date of death|
|Boontjes, Nicolaas Willem||May 13th, 1940|
|Ruys, Frits Rudolf||November 3rd, 1944|
|Schuiling, Willem||December 22nd, 1944|
|Stoep, Marinus van der||April 9th, 1945|
- The cemetery looks well cared for, however, my wife wanted to find her brothers grave. Isaac Hendrik Ruppert who with 10/12 others was arrested for resistance work in 1942 and sent to Vucht where, in 1944 a tribunal sentenenced them to death. Because of the allied approach they were transferred to Den Haag, forced to dig their graves and shot. After the war their remains were reinterred at Crooswijk and a monument errected.
- By: Roy Hogben
- City: Southampton. UK.
- Date and time: 07-04-2009 10:23:49
- Ranking: 4 out of 5 stars