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Hendrik Kammeraat


 26-04-1904 Woubrugge      19-12-1944 Neuengamme Kdo Husum (40)
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ambtenaren - Limburg + - Elst -



Het Grote Gebod – L.O.

    Hendrik Kammeraat was municipal secretary of Elst. [1]
    He was one of the pioneers of LO-Elst, he set up with Kees Peters, Gerrit Erdkamp, Hermanus B. A. Geerlings, Petrus P. van Hal en Wouter Hoogakker a support group for those in hiding, which consisted mainly of these municipal officials. [2]
    On November 22, 1943, Hendrik Kammeraat was arrested in Elst.
    Between November 27, 1943 and January 27, 1944, Hendrik Kammeraat was imprisoned in Arnhem
    . [3]
    Transferred to Camp Vught on January 27, 1944. [4]
    In September 1944 taken away from Vught, he died in Husum. [1]
    Husum was a concentration camp under the authority of the main camp in Neuengamme. From there, the prosoners had to work on the so-called Friesenwall, a military defense work on the coast of north Germany, which was never completed. [5]
    Work on that Friesenwall was also done in Aurich (East Friesland). The dependence of these camps on Neuengamme explains, why some documents indicate Neuengamme near Hamburg as the place of death, although the distance between the two places is 174 km. [6]
    The survivors of the group from Elst were brought back to Neuengamme on December 22, 1944. Hendrik Kammeraat had been dead for three days by then. [4]
    Read more about the end of this group in the story about Elst.
    Hendrik Kammeraat is listed in the Erelijst 1940-1945 (Honor Roll of the Dutch Parliament). [7]

    Footnotes

    1. Archief Oorlogsgravenstichting (@ Nationaal archief),
      Dossier • #5
    2. Het Grote Gebod I-1, De Landelijke Organisatie voor hulp aan onderduikers
      Drs L.E.M.A. van Hommerich, Limburg, p.333
    3. oorlogsbronnen.nl, tijdlijn Hendrik Kammeraat
    4. oorlogsdodennijmegen.nl, Geert Hoes
    5. KZ-Außenlager Husum-Schwesing, Wikipedia • NederlandsDeutschEnglish
    6. google maps Neuengamme - KZ-Gedenkstätte Husum-Schwesing
    7. Erelijst 1940-1945
    8. Oorlogsgravenstichting.nl