Panurbana 61 Anton de Kom


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Panurbana 61 Anton de Kom

collage: 04 photos 

format: 60 x 100 cm 

Amsterdam 2021


Monument Anton de Kom (Paramaribo 1898 - 1945 Camp Sandbostel) Anticolonial writer, 

poet, activist, baneling, freedom fighter and resistance hero. 

Bronze statue made by Jikke van Loon (1971) and unveiled in 2006 on the Bijlmerdreef on Anton de Komplein. 

Anton de Kom emigrates to the Netherlands in 1920 and writes: We slaves of Suriname. 

 According to De Kom, the Surinamese people must be taught patriotism and nationalism. 

This is best done through an extensive history, in which rebellious ex-slaves are the heroes.

In 1934: We slaves of Suriname is published. 

On August 7, 1944, Anton de Kom was arrested by the German occupier and deported to Neuengamme

where he died at the age of 47 in Camp Sandbostel.