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Euterpestraat

This street in Amsterdam is now called “Gerrit van der Veenstraat,” named after the Dutch resistance hero Gerrit van der Veen. Gerrit van der Veen and Willem Arondéus led a group of resistance fighters who committed an attack on the Amsterdam Population Register on March 27, 1943, for the purpose of destroying records, yet most of the resistance fighters were arrested and shot in the dunes on July 1, 1943.

Gerrit van der Veen escaped but was arrested the following year during a raid on the remand prison in Amsterdam. He was executed with six others on June 10, 1944. He was posthumously decorated by the Israeli institute Yad Vashem on April 25, 2003.

Source: Dutch Resistance Museum