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by Kritonner
Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Dutch Freiwilliger Herman Struik
Replies: 4
Views: 3664

Re: Dutch Freiwilliger Herman Struik

A remarkable coincidence occurred ! It seems that Struik joined the Germaansche SS in the Netherlands. He served in Amersfoort, just see my other post ! He was reassigned to the Narva front in Russia. After he broke through the Sovietlines, he recieved the Iron Cross for bravery. In 1944 he was send...
by Kritonner
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Dutch Freiwilliger Herman Struik
Replies: 4
Views: 3664

Re: Dutch Freiwilliger Herman Struik

Thanks Mads ! I'll ask mr. Perry Pierik for further information. He studied the Dutch Freiwilliger in the Leningrad siege.
Herman
by Kritonner
Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Dutch Freiwilliger Herman Struik
Replies: 4
Views: 3664

Re: Dutch Freiwilliger Herman Struik

Just the other day, I recieved som specifics on Struik. He joined the Waffen SS in 1942 and served in Norway and in Russia. Must be the Wiking Division.
by Kritonner
Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Dutch Freiwilliger Herman Struik
Replies: 4
Views: 3664

Dutch Freiwilliger Herman Struik

From the moment I started the research for the film and book on the Dutch SS Wachtbataljon at Amersfoort, new stories came to my attention. One of these stories is about Dutchman Herman Struik , born in my hometown Rijssen. He joined the Waffen SS in 1940. Some say he served in Norway and in Russia....
by Kritonner
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland
Replies: 49
Views: 23705

Re: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland

Today, the Dutch army and some volunteers searched the Ginkel Heath battleground for remains of both British and Dutch SS soldiers. No succes I'm afraid but we did find lots of ammunitiond and a SS ring. I was there to film the intro of the Dutch SS film. 70 years after the fighting died down, we st...
by Kritonner
Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland
Replies: 49
Views: 23705

Re: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland

New project starts in a few weeks. Several museums in Holland and Aspekt Publishing have agreed to conduct a survey into the Dutch SS Wachtbataljon 3 located in Amersfoort. The information from Haen2 on Feldgrau is the start and the archives in Holland and Germany will be the end. The project will t...
by Kritonner
Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland
Replies: 49
Views: 23705

Re: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland

Yes, it's in English this time. Still lots of Dutch but with subs.
by Kritonner
Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland
Replies: 49
Views: 23705

Re: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland

Dear all, The remake of the documentary in English, is scheduled for september 14 in the local cinema. The dvd is for sale from that moment on. I used some real footage of the Wachtbataljon from Amersfoort and one of the former members is telling part of the story. Furthermore I used the story of Ha...
by Kritonner
Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland
Replies: 49
Views: 23705

Re: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland

Some good news and some bad news. Starting with the bad, Sepp junior has declined his cooperation. He's afraid that talking on camera will hurt his business in the Netherlands. Freedom of speach comes at a price. The good news is that the documentary covers more than just the WB at Amersfoort and wi...
by Kritonner
Thu May 27, 2010 4:57 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland
Replies: 49
Views: 23705

Re: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland

Recently we started the preparations for the sequal of Market-Garden documentation. The idea is to tell the same story but now from the Dutch SS point of view. I took the liberty to use the information of Haen2 on this forum to create a storyline. Many thanks for that ! I'm still looking for former ...
by Kritonner
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland
Replies: 49
Views: 23705

Re: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland

Well, Haen, if you like I will ask my publisher if he is interested in publishing your book in Dutch. He can help with your memory too. Mostly it has nothing to do with age but with the way everybodies memory works. We've seen it in the interviews of the prisoners at Camp Amersfoort (recorded in the...
by Kritonner
Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland
Replies: 49
Views: 23705

Re: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland

I've just had a meeting with my publisher and he's interested in a book on the WB3 during the war. So the project for next year is an update on the battle on Ginkel Heath on film and a booklet on the WB 3. Showing the film last weekend has led to several reactions mainly on the German part of the st...
by Kritonner
Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:09 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland
Replies: 49
Views: 23705

Re: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland

The film will be shown in the local cinema in Ede, Holland. Furthermore it will be shown at the filmfestval at the Airbornemuseum in Oosterbeek and is available on dvd.
by Kritonner
Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:47 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland
Replies: 49
Views: 23705

Re: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland

For the complete story we have to wait for Haen 2's book. The film is finished. It contains both sides of the story and I hope it shows a realistic picture of the WB3. At least it has started a discussion between historians and let us hope that someway and somewhere more information is revealed to c...
by Kritonner
Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland
Replies: 49
Views: 23705

Re: Veterans SS Nordwest who served in Holland

The documentary is almost finished. It will be published by Aspekt publishers in the Netherlands. Furthermore it will be shown at the open air filmfestival in Renkum (Airborne museum) on 17 and 18 September. We are trying to raise sufficient funds for the open air festival on Ginkel Heath itself, bu...