Hermann Møller Boye

Hermann Møller Boye (5 July 1913 – 12 June 1944) was a member of the Danish resistance executed by the German occupying power.

Hermann Møller Boye
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Hermann Møller Boye
Born
Herman Møller Boye[1]

(1913-07-05)5 July 1913[1][2][3][4]
Rolpested, Marstal[1][2][4]
Died12 June 1944(1944-06-12) (aged 30)[2][3][4]
Cause of deathExecution by firing squad[2]
Resting placeRyvangen Memorial Park[2]
OccupationMunicipal Teacher[2][3][4]
Known forExecuted as member of the Danish resistance movement[2][4]
Parent(s)Herman Møller Boye and Maren née Rasmussen[1][2]
Website"Modstandsdatabasen" [Resistance Database]. Hermann Møller Boye (in Danish). Copenhagen: Nationalmuseet. Retrieved 2014-11-30.

BiographyEdit

Boye was born 5 July 1913 in Marstal to shipmaster Herman Møller Boye and wife Maren née Rasmussen[2] and baptized Herman Møller Boye in Marstal's church on the ninth Sunday after Trinity the same year.[1]

In 1935 Boye graduated as a teacher from Nørre Nissum Seminarium and from that year he was a teacher until 1944.[4]

On June 12, 1944 Boye was executed in Ryvangen[2][3] by the Gestapo.[4]

After his deathEdit

After the liberation Boye's remains were exhumed at Ryvangen and transferred to the Department of Forensic Medicine of the university of Copenhagen.[2]

On 29 August 1945 Boye and 105 other victims of the occupation were given a state funeral in the memorial park founded at the execution and burial site in Ryvangen where his remains had been recovered. Bishop Hans Fuglsang-Damgaard led the service with participation from the royal family, the government and representatives of the resistance movement.[2][5]

 
Herman Møller Boye's grave in Ryvangen Memorial Park

A memorial plaque at Nørre Nissum Seminarium where he graduated as a teacher commemorates his sacrifice for Denmark.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Fødte Mandkøn" [Born Males]. Kirkebog [Parish Register]. 1906-1933 (in Danish). Marstal Landsogn. 1913. p. 68.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Døde Mandkøn" [Deceased Males]. Kirkebog [Parish Register]. 1930-1946 (in Danish). Sankt Johannes Sogn. 1945. p. 365. Herman Møller Boye. Død 12 Juni 1944 Ryvangen. Henrettet ved Skydning. Begravet 29 August 1945 Ryvangen. Lærer, 30 Aar
  3. ^ a b c d HERMAN MØLLER BOYE (Tomb Stone) (in Danish). Ryvangen Memorial Park. KOMMUNELÆRER 5 JULI 1913 12 JUNI 1944 KÆMP FOR SANDHEDEN INDTIL DØDEN OG GUD HERREN SKAL STRIDE FOR DIG
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h HERMAN M. BOYE (Memorial Stone Plaque) (in Danish). Nørre Nissum Seminarium. FØDT I MARSTAL 5 JULI 1913 DIM. NR. NISSUM SEMINARIUM 1935 LÆRER I SØNDERBORG 1935-1944 HENRETTET AF GESTAPO 12 JUNI 1944 KÆMP FOR SANDHEDEN INDTIL DØDEN OG GUD HERREN SKAL STRIDE FOR DIG
  5. ^ "Historie - Mindelunden Ryvangen" [History - Ryvangen Memorial Park] (in Danish). Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs. Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2014-11-16.

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