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Carel Abraham


Date of Birth : 01-08-1909
Date of Death : 15-02-1943
Age : 33
Cemetery : Plot E. Row 155
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Carel Abraham was born on 1 August 1909 in Hillegom, The Netherlands. He lived in The Hague and worked as a lawyer in Amsterdam. He served in the Dutch Army for some time. After the Germans invaded The Netherlands in May 1940 Abraham joined the resistance. He wasn't a member of any organisation, but worked together with several groups and persons, like Theodorus Cramer and Nicolaas van der Horst. Abraham was in touch with the British Intelligence Service. As a former soldier he worked together with other former soldiers. He knew several people who directly or indirectly played a part in the so-called Englandspiel (England Game, a counter intelligence operation of the German military intelligence from 1942 to 1944. 54 S.O.E. (Special Operations Executive) agents were captured by the Germans and 50 of them were executed). Among Abraham's contacts were S.O.E. agents George Dessing (survived the war) and Leo Andringa (killed in concentration camp Mauthausen).
Abraham was arrested on 4 August 1942 and spend some time in prisons, among them the Weteringschans in Amsterdam and Gansstraat in Utrecht. The Germans tried to get information from him by putting a spy in his cel and by starvation. On 22 january 1943 he was sentenced to death.
On 15 february 1943 he and 4 others (Theodorus Cramer, Nicolaas van der Horst and two others) were killed by the Germans at a bunker near Schiphol airfield. Their bodies were found in a fieldgrave on 19 June 1945.
Abraham was awarded the Bronzen Kruis (Bronze Cross).
Picture: 26-04-2020
Sources: Website Oorlogsgravenstichting


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