(Poster / Dutch SS) Execution Hendrikus Hendrik van der Meer (1943)
Approximately 42 x 327 centimeters.
In excellent condition.
This is an original announcement poster, for the execution of a man who was doing resistencework by spreading leaflets.
Very hard to find!!!!
Hendrik was a driver who worked for the local launderette in Amsterdam. On May 6 1943, he was spotted by 2 police men. Hendrik was distributing leaflets door to door, encouraging people to strike, and to refuse to report former Dutch soldiers. Previously there had been strikes between April 29 and May 3rd 1943.
When the police picked him up they found hundreds of leaflets. Hendrik was executed the same day at an unknown destination.There was no trial.
He had a wife and 3 children who did not even know where their husband and Father was buried, or if he was buried at all. Just because he was distributing leaflets.
Passphoto found online, not included in the sale).