Erebegraafplaats Bloemendaal

The Erebegraafplaats Bloemendaal, or Dutch Honorary Cemetery Bloemendaal,[1] is a World War II final resting place in Zuid-Kennemerland National Park in Bloemendaal, Netherlands. Located on the top of a dune, it can be reached by a small path from a parking lot located near the provincial route between Overveen center and Zandvoort.

Erebegraafplaats Bloemendaal (2007)

None of the graves were originally located here. The cemetery is a final resting place for victims of the Nazi occupation who were executed in various places in the dunes. A total of 422 victims were found in 45 locations and of those, 347 have been laid to rest in 41 groups in Erebegraafplaats Bloemendaal. Nearby, nine locations of former group burials are marked with simple granite stones. The cemetery was first used on 27 November 1945 for the reburial of the Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft, with a procession from the Grote Kerk, Haarlem. In 2010 the cemetery was awarded the Rijksmonument status.

List of gravesEdit

 
Map of the graveyard (click 3x)
 
Erebegraafplaats Bloemendaal (2014)
 
Burial ceremony (27 November 1945)

Some notable graves:

BibliographyEdit

  • Peter Heere, Arnold Vernooij: De Eerebegraaf-plaats te Bloemendaal. 2005, Sdu Uitgevers ISBN 978-9012094856, OCLC 71705065

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Spook, Willemien. "Dutch Honorary Cemetery Bloemendaal". Traces of War.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Guermonprez, Paul Gustave Sidonie". Traces Of War. Retrieved 10 March 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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Coordinates: 52°24′05″N 4°34′34″E / 52.4015°N 4.5761°E / 52.4015; 4.5761