Monday, November 26, 2007

Street Could be Named for Member of SS

A street may been named for the former SS-member and notorious Nazi collaborator Tinus Osendarp (1916-2002), also an Olympic athlete, and a former inhabitant of Delft. His name has appeared on a list with 22 other persons selected by members of the local council, which was sent to the Commission for Street Names. When confronted with the fact that Osendarp was a member of the Sicherheitsdienst and the SS, who hunted down resistance fighters, the council members admitted that they had not done any background research, but immediately wrote a letter to the Commission requesting that his name be removed from the list.

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