Harmen Smink
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Harmen Smink

 26-11-1919 Harderwijk      11-05-1942 Sachsenhausen (22)
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    The source of the text below is mostly the English version of Traces of War. [1]
    The photograph is from the Death Book of the Orange Hotel. [4]
    Harmen Smink did his military service as a wachtmeester (~ sergeant) with the motorized artillery. After the May war in 1940 he joined the resistance. He took care of a radio transmission with England en the spreading of illegal literature. On September 11th, 1941 he was arrested by the Sicherheitsdienst in the Harderwijk police office where he worked as a candidate inspector of police, charged of spying for the enemy. After first being held at the Huis van Bewaring (City Prison) in Utrecht, he was transferred to the prison in Scheveningen (Oranjehotel), where he stayed until april 1942.
    He was sentenced to death by a Feldgericht in the prison at the Franciscan Monastry in Maastricht on April 22nd, 1942. Together with 23 other prisoners he was executed in Sachsenhausen on May 11th, 1942. His name was added to the resistance monument at the square of the Patersbaan in Maastricht and on a monument at the Oostergaarde Cemetery on the Oosteinde in Harderwijk [1]
    He is listed in the “Erelijst 1940-1945” (Honor Roll of the Dutch Parliament). [2]


    1. tracesofwar.com Smink, Harmen (english)
    2. http://www.erelijst.nl/harmen--smink
    3. Oorlogsgravenstichting.nl
    4. https://www.nationaalarchief.nl/onderzoeken/archief/2.19.136/invnr/3/file/NL-HaNA_2.19.136_3_0144-00002000003_143