Christiaan Kerkhof died on 1944-02-29 at the Waalsdorpervlakte. Cause of his death: executed by a German execution platoon and buried on the Waalsdorpervlakte. The Germans used the Waalsdorpervlakte (plain) in the dune area Meijendel in Wassenaar (near the Hague) during WWII as a fusillade. Resistance fighters held in a nearby prison, the so-called Orange hotel, were brought here and killed in this area. How many people exactly were executed during the war years is not known. The official record says that between 250 and 280, including especially many resistance fighters, were shot here. The coordinate of this location is taken from the map, made in 1945. The date of this record matches one of the known areas with a known date (see map). This information has mostly been supplied by the 'Stichting Oranjehotel' and the relatives or friends of the victims. Also by the society 'Erepeleton Waalsdorp' and the archive of the municipality of Wassenaar and has not been checked for historical correctness.
Back to Normandy™ building the story of d-day. Disclaimer: This site is purely for hobby-research purposes only. All images, stories and logos are copyrighted to their respective owners. If any content is not allowed to be published here, please contact the webmaster and the content will be removed. For digital payment for donations: I am registrated as Fred Vogels Music Productions, KVK 39089143, Arendsdaalder 8, 8253 BT Dronten. personal email info at fredvogels.nl. Donations are only for maintaining the website www.backtonormandy.org
You are now being logged in using your Facebook credentials