The Stijkel Group

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The Stijkel Group was a Dutch resistance group that fought the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during the Second World War. They operated between 1939 and 1942.

In April 1941, forty-three men and four women of the Stijkel Group were betrayed and captured. Thirty-two were executed in Berlin following a secret trial before a German military court. The others were sentenced to prison camps. Following the war, those who had been executed were re-interred in Westduin Cemetery in The Hague, and the present monument was erected.

Han Stijkel[edit]

Han Stijkel was the leader of the Stijkel Group. He commanded the group until their betrayal in 1942. He was the first of the group to be executed in Berlin.