- Hindrik Boven was born in Midwolda, The
Netherlands. He was a son of Egbert Boven (1875-1946) and Anje Boven
(nee Koetje. 1880-1945). He had a sister called Annechien
- Boven was working as a civil servant at the
town clerk's office in Midwolda. He married Nieske Heikens (1902-1992)
on 25 november 1927. He worked for the Landelijke Organisatie voor Hulp aan onderduikers (National
Organisation for Help to People in Hiding). As a civil servant he was
able falsefy identitypapers and ration cards for people in hiding. He
was arrested for his work after one of the people in hiding was arrested
and made to talk by the Germans. Boven was sent to concentration camp
Vught in The Netherlands. He was held prisoner there for about 6 months
and was then released.
- He was arrested for a second time, this time
on orders of the national socialist mayor of Midwolda and on 10 may 1944
Boven was transported to Germany.
- Boven died in concentration camp Buchenwald,
probably he died of exhaustion. On 12 august 1950 he was officially
- Hindrik Boven is honoured with the Hindrik
Bovenlaan in Midwolda.