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Herdenk Johan de Leeuw

Johan de Leeuw

Almelo, – Vierhouten,

Reached the age of 29 years

Occupation: Butcher



About Johan 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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Johan de Leeuw, 1915-1944

Johan zat met zijn zus Mimi ondergedoken bij de familie Ottema aan de Veldkampsweg 10 te Almelo. Hij stond zijn plaats af voor Mimi's verloofde, Heinz Löwenhardt (1913-1989) en kwam met zijn ouders Arnold en Louisa de Leeuw terecht in het Verscholen Dorp bij Vierhouten. Daar werden alle drie op 31 oktober 1944 vermoord.

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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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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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