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  • Former entrance stone - Ootmarsum
    Former entrance stone - Ootmarsum
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  • Deportation plaque - Ootmarsum
    Deportation plaque - Ootmarsum
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  • Synagoge plaque - Ootmarsum
    Synagoge plaque - Ootmarsum
    by pieter_jan_v

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    WWII remembrance

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jul 26, 2013
    WWII Monument - Ootmarsum

    Favorite thing: Next to the Reformed Church at the Ganzenmarkt is a small square called the Bergplein with a WWII monument that reads:

    TER HERINNERING AAN
    VIJF JAREN OORLOG
    LEED EN VERDRUKKING

    (To commemorate
    five years of war
    arm and suppression)

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    Remains of the Synagoge

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Aug 12, 2011
    Former entrance stone - Ootmarsum
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    Favorite thing: At the Kloosterstraat there are 2 plaques and a stone placed in the wall to commemmorate the Jewish synagoge that was located here from 1843 till 1936 and the Jewish inhabitants that were deported in WWII.

    The synagoge was rebuild after a fire in 1859.

    The text on the big stone (former entrance gablestone of the building):
    IN HET JAAR 5603 (1843)
    PSALM 100, VERS 4.

    The text on the deportation plaque:
    Ter Herinnering.
    Op 30 maart 1943 werden onderstaande joodse inwoners vanuit Ootmarsum naar kamp Westerbork gevoerd.
    Vandaar gingen ze op transport naar Auschwitz.
    Niemand keerde terug.

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    Frederike ten Brink (36)

    The text on the lower plaque:
    Synagoge.
    Van 1843-1936 stond op deze plek een synagoge.
    Deze gevelsteen zat boven de ingang.
    Tekst op de steen: In het jaar 5603 (1843)
    Psalm 100; vers 4

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    Poaskearls

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 3, 2003
    Poaskearls statue

    Favorite thing: Each year at Easter in Ootmarsum the traditional vlöggelen by the poaskearls takes place.
    It all starts at the friday before Easter, when 2 new bachelors join the six remaining poaskearls.
    On saturday the poaskearls take a ride with carriages to collect wood for the Easter bonfire.
    On Easter sunday there are a lot of activities. The first one starts at 8AM and it involves singing traditional songs. The 8 poaskearls make several rounds through town this day. The day ends after 8PM at the Easter bonfire.
    Easter monday is a repeat of the previous day with this difference that there is no bonfire; only the ashes are inspected.

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    The art of building

    by pieter_jan_v Written Aug 12, 2011
    Ootmarsum building style

    Favorite thing: The oldest Ootmarsum buildings have a German style of building: Wooden framework filled in with bricks.

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    Water, the old fashioned way

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 3, 2003
    Water well

    Favorite thing: In Ootmarsum you can find several waterwells. They are not in use anymore, but it's nice to see them around.

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    Midwinterhoornblazer

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 3, 2003
    Midwinterhoornblazer statue

    Favorite thing: In the Twente area the midwinterhoorn is still made and used. In the past farmers used it to signal, but this instrument now only is used just before Christmas at mid-winter.

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    Siepels

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 3, 2003
    Sjalotje - Ootmarsum
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    Favorite thing: Ootmarsum is known as Siepelstad (Onion town). In the Middle Ages the farmers from this area sold this popular vegetable on markets in the surrounding towns.

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