There is no complete register of names of the prisoners that were kept in detention in the Oranjehotel during the war, particularly because the Germans destroyed their registration at the end of the war. Two historical sources exits in which a considerable number of prisoners names is mentioned: the Gedenkboek van het Oranjehotel (Memorial Book of the Oranjehotel) and the Doodenboeken (Books of the Dead). Both have been conposed in the first years after the war. It is known that these two sources are far from complete and contain a number of incorrectnesses.
The linked pages contain many names, but the supplementary information is in Dutch.
List Stichting Oranjehotel
The List of the Stichting Oranjehotel forms a digital monument to the former prisoners, which are honoured with a short description of their lives and activities during the war and, when available, with a portrait and other documents. This information has mostly been supplied to the Stichting Oranjehotel by relatives or friends and has not been checked for historical correctness. Also, the List contains additional information on former prisoners that are mentioned in the Gedenkboek or the Doodenboeken.
If you have information about forme prisoners of the Oranjehotel you can supply this to the Stichting through this email link.
Index and lists of prisoners names in the Gedenkboek van het Oranjehotel
After the war major E.P. Weber, commandor of the Scheveningen prison since May 1945, has gathered as many data as possible on the Oranjehotel prisoners, using information supplied to him by relatives and friends of former prisoners and in interviews with former prisoners. This information is contained in the Gedenkboek van het Oranjehotel, of which the first edition appeared in 1946. The more extensive second edition appeared in 1947 and was reprinted in 1982.
Below, the names are given that are mentioned in the Gedenkboek, divided in three parts: Gastenboek (Guests Book) I, Gastenboek II and the index. Finally there are 7 pages of additional information on “Onze Gevallen Verzetshelden” (Our Fallen Resistance Heroes), to which no reference is made in the index. A searchable pdf-file of the lists of names (4.7 MB) is available under this link.
All these data have been directly taken from the Gedenkboek van het Oranjehotel (1982). It known that this information is incomplete and not always correct, and the Stichting Oranjehotel can therefore not guarantee the historical correctness.
If you would like to receive a copy of a page of book (in Dutch), please apply through firstname.lastname@example.org (in English).
Aaldriks – Bakker – Bakker – Berbée– v.d. Berg – Bloem– Blok – den Boon – Boon – Breebaart– v.d. Breggen – Buket – Buma – Clovis – Cluwen – van Deth – Dewald – Duffer – v.d. Dungen – Endert – Engels – Fonteijn – Fokstra – Goossens – van Gorkum – Hameetman – van Hamel – Helderman – Heller – Hofenk – Hofman – Hulsebosch – Hupkes – Janzen – Jeronimus – Kerkhoven – Kerkkamp – Koldewijn – Kolff – Kraus – Krausz – Lammers – Lammers – Leyte – Libosan – van Looi – Loos – v.d. Meer – v.d. Meer – Mulder – Mulder – van Nus – Nuyt – Pellenbarg – Penning – Puls – v.d. Put – Richters – de Ridder – van Roosmalen – Roozenburg – Rijnsent – Rijsdorp – Schuddeboom – Schulte – Snijders – Solleveld – Stork – Storm – van Til – Timersma – van Vegten – v.d. Velde – Volraat – Vondeling – Wagemaker – Wagener – Welling – van Welsenis – ter Woort – Wostrack – Zwijnenburg– van Zijl – van Zijll.
van der Aa – Boelsums – van Boetzelaer – van Dijken – Eckenhausen – van ‘t Hoff Dordrecht – Hoos – Koning – Koning – de Moel – van Motman – Rombach – de Roo – Stoffer – Stam – de Vries – de Vries – Zijlema – nagekomen gegevens.
Aalders – Berg – Berg – den Braven – Bree – Daniëls – Dante – van Eyk – van Eyk – de Haas – van Haastrecht – Holst Pellekaan – Holstein – Kaptein – Kapteyn – Krul – Krul – Marcusse – Marek – Nostrodamus – Noteboom – Quadtvlieg – Quant – Schalk – Schalker – Somsen – Sondergeld – Valk – Valkenburch – Wageningen – Wakkie – Zomer – Zonneveld – Zijtveld.
Prisoners names in the Doodenboeken
All pages of the Doodenboeken have been digitalised and can be seen at the website of the Dutch National Archive, where also the name and place of origin of the prisoners can be searched via this link. This site is aimed at high-school students interested in research on the background and history of the resistance fighters.
The more than 200 prisoners that have been executed on the Waalsdorpervlakte are mentioned in the lists of vitims of the “Honorary Platoon Waalsdorp”.
Poem “De Achttien Dooden“
Eightteen special names are those of the poem “De Achttien Dooden” (The Eightteen Deads) by Jan Campert (1902 – 1943). Fifteen Geuzen and three February Strikers were executed on the Waalsdorpervlakte on March 13, 1941 after spending their last night together in the dead cells in the formost part of the D-row in the Oranjehotel. > read more.
On a list of former prisoners of the Oranjehotel who after the liberation registered with the Regiment Oranje-Nassau in The Hague 59 names of former prisoners are mentioned.