Façades of The Hague #96

War memorial, Parallelweg.

LIVING TOGETHER / FORWARD TOGETHER / STATION NEIGHBOURHOOD 4 MAY 1988

This is a memorial of the public execution of twelve persons on March 31st 1945 by the Germans as a reprisal for some Dutch resistance actions during the last days of the German occupation.

In memory of the 12 Dutchmen who were shot here by the Nazis on 31 March 1945.

People in the neighbourhood were forced to witness the execution.

The first simple monument was placed in 1946 by local people, which was replaced in 1953 by a marble plaque.

The plaque was destroyed by vandals in 1962 after which the present marble plaque was installed.

Though the monument is oddly placed in between a busy road, a tramway and a railway, it is honoured by the local community annually on Commemoration Day (4th of May).

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All pictures were taken in March 2017.

Bertus Pieters

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