Soldier of Orange cremated Saturday

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4 October 2007, HAWAII - Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema, the "Soldier of Orange," will be cremated on Saturday in Hawaii. An intimate gathering will attend the ceremony. Friends and acquaintances from around the world will attend the ceremony for the Netherlands' most famous resistance fighter, Roelfzema's family announced on Thursday.

4 October 2007

HAWAII - Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema, the "Soldier of Orange," will be cremated on Saturday in Hawaii. An intimate gathering will attend the ceremony. Friends and acquaintances from around the world will attend the ceremony for the Netherlands' most famous resistance fighter, Roelfzema's family announced on Thursday.

The government information service has reported that no members of the royal family, whom Roelfzema befriended during WWII, will be present.

Hazelhoff Roelfzema became famous for his book Soldier of Orange, which chronicled his experiences during World War II. The book was later made into a successful film. He died last week at the age of 90 in Hawaii, where he had been living for several years. A small monument to house the urn with his ashes is to be constructed in his former home town of Wassenaar next year, his family announced.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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