Organized Resistance - the Free Groups of Amsterdam

Organized Resistance - the Free Groups of Amsterdam (HM21UA)

Location: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1017 DW Amsterdam
Country: Netherlands
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N 52° 21.831', E 4° 53.853'

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In dit pand werd in september 1944 de Vrije Groepen Amsterdam (VGA) opgericht; een federatie van verzetsgroepen die zich tijdens de oorlog toelegde op de Joodse onderduik.

Lange tijd is onopgemerkt gebleven dat van de verzetsmensen van de VGA twintig procent een Joodse achtergrond had.

Hier was vanaf juli 1943 de groothandel in verbandstoffen en farmaceutische artikelen van Ben Bromet gevestigd.
Vanaf dat moment werd het een belangrijk kantoor van het verzet.

[English translation:]

In this building, the Free Groups of Amsterdam (VGA) was established in September 1944; a federation of resistance groups dedicated to hiding Jews during the war.

For a long time, it has been unnoticed that twenty-five percent of the VGA resistance members were of a Jewish background.

From July 1943 a wholesaler of medical dressings and pharmaceutical articles, Ben Bromet, was here.

From then on, it became important office of the resistance.
HM NumberHM21UA
Placed ByStads Herstel Amsterdam
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 370796 N 5803202
Decimal Degrees52.36385000, 4.89755000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 52° 21.831', E 4° 53.853'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds52° 21' 49.8600" N, 4° 53' 51.1800" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 697C Keizersgracht, Amsterdam Noord-Holland 1017 DW, NL
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