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Herdenk Arnold de Leeuw

Arnold de Leeuw

Almelo, – Vierhouten,

Reached the age of 58 years

Occupation: Slaughterer



About Arnold de Leeuw

This person is commemorated on a memorial in Vierhouten. More information on this memorial can be found (in Dutch) on the website of the Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei.

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Arnold de Leeuw

Aan Arnold's rechterzijde zit slager Adolf Löwenhardt, gevlucht uit Dortmund-Lindenhorst.

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Arnold met hoed en sigaar

Arnold, de oudste zoon van de Almelose slager Isaak de Leeuw (29 december 1862-25 april 1941) en zijn vrouw Hermina Zilverberg.

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The fruits of revenge

The quest, my Quest, started three years ago. Three years, time for a website and for taking stock. Where am I going? What has the quest yielded so far? Does it make sense to continue?

It took many decades for the quest to mature. In 2010 an event triggered it. The quest suddenly popped up. I was sixty-two years of age. It has since come to dominate my life, it has turned into the purpose of my life. The quest is one of recreation, reconstruction. And an ultimate, a very personal revenge on Hitler and the Nazi’s who sought to obliterate my relatives. They succeeded in killing mo…

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Lees over de choppe van Arnold de Leeuw met Louisa Weijl in november 1914:

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Arnold de Leeuw and his family

The mayor of Almelo requested that Arnold de Leeuw, his wife Louisa Mathilda Weyl and their son Johan de Leeuw be located, detained and brought to trial. The family lived at 19 Schuttenstraat in Almelo. They had changed their place of residence without the required authorization. This description referred to Jews who had gone into hiding.
Algemeen Politieblad, nr 36, 10 September 1942, 1019, noti…

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Familie De Leeuw

Meer over de familie De Leeuw is te lezen in het boek van C.B. Cornelissen, Onvoltooid verleden tijd: Jodenvervolging in Almelo (Oldenzaal 2006) 28, 105, 115, 116, 240-247.

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