PvH War Grave Anema, Roman Catholic Cemetery Sneek
Leeuwarderweg Sneek -plan route

Rinnert Gerrit Anema 1921-1945 (resistance fighter)

Rinnert Gerrit Anema was born on February 24, 1921 in Witmarsum. Rinnert lived in Nijezijl and was an upholsterer in IJlst. He was part of a group of NBS'ers (Nederlandse Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten) from the district of Bolsward.

On April 17, 1945, his group was ordered to advance to a bridge near Laanzigt farm under Makkum. The bridge was to be occupied or, if necessary, blown up. The group advanced too far and came into the field of fire of German snipers. Rinnert Anema and Roelof van der Meer were both fatally hit. A street in IJlst is named after Rinnert.

The Frisian memorial stone for war victims has been placed on Rinnert's grave. This is a two-meter high column with a stylized flame depicting the Dutch lion. The text on the column reads:

FALLEN YN 'E STRIID TSJIN ÛNRJOCHT AND SLAVERY
THAT WE IN FREDE FOARRJOCHT AND FRIJDOM WEITSJE.