Monument in honor of resistance fighters unveiled

On December 10th 2020 the Monument in honor of resistance fighters was unveiled at the corner of Kwartellaan and Dr. Jan Schoutenlaan at Maassluis. The unveiling concluded the activities around the 75th anniversary year of ‘Freedom in Maassluis’ and was carried out by the mayor of Maassluis, Mr. E. Haan. The monument was created by me on behalf of the municipality of Maassluis, represented by the Foundation for Public Events Maassluis (SPEM).

The monument with the portraits of the killed 9 members of the resistance group “Maassluise Geuzen” consists of three three-sided columns of rusty brown Corten steel to which three cut-out panels are connected, which symbolize “resistance”, “freedom” and “peace”. These materials represent the harshness and inaccessibility of the period of the Second World War.

The monument is located in the Freedom Park, because the surrounding streets are named after the nine resistance fighters who died: Sjaak Boezeman, Cornelis Booster, Arie Bouman, Jan van der Burg, Petrus de Pagter, Johannes Peterse, Willem Weltevreden, Nicolaas van ‘t Wout and Job van der Zee.