Free and Fearless: The Story of the First Parool Trial
By Republic of Amsterdam Radio
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On 5 February, 1943, thirteen men were executed in the Netherlands for their roles in printing, producing and distributing the illegal anti-Nazi newspaper Het Parool. Two hours before they were executed these men were allowed to write final letters to their family. 75 years later, we were lucky enough to be given access to some of these letters. What emerged as we dug deeper into their stories was "Free and Fearless", a three part series which follows their journeys, commemorating those whose actions helped allow us to live in a free and open society today.
||CleanEpisode 3: Execution and Escape||On 5 February, 1943, thirteen of the twenty-three defendants from the First Parool Trial were given paper and pens and told to write farewell letters to their families. Hours later, they were executed by firing squad. But the ringleader of the group, Fr||3 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: The Process||After the botched arrest of Arie Addicks in September 1941, the Addicks group was firmly in the sights of the authorities. Over the course of four months, a series of arrests would take place across the Netherlands, from the streets of Amsterdam to a fr||2 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The Addicks Group||After the invasion of the Netherlands in May 1940, a group of men from a disbanded socialist youth group called the AJC, came together to fight back against the new Nazi regime. The young members of the so-called “Addicks Group” joined forces with j||1 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|