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Dutch commemorate doctor shot by Nazis for helping injured soldiers

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 23 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:702
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. Utrecht

    Elderly residents of Arnhem gathered this week to honour the memory of a local doctor who, 60 years ago, was shot by the Nazis for helping injured British soldiers as fierce fighting raged in the Dutch city.

    The handful of remaining witnesses met at a small plaque in Bakker Straat (“Baker Street”), now a city centre shopping precinct, to recall his work. The plaque reads: “In remembrance of J …

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