Tourist landmark

De Riesten - Onderduikplek

In Leende, the so-called 'Dolinger Putten' were a well-known hiding place. In the area near De Riesten there were so-called dredging pits, where mainly young men hid to escape the Arbeidseinsatz. An outsider was unable to find his way in this almost impenetrable area. Moreover, there were also several ways out for the acquaintances. Due to betrayal of a few pro-German people from Leenden, the hideout was still set on fire by the Germans at the end of the occupation. Fortunately, there were no people in hiding at the time because they were busy with harvesting activities.

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5595GP Heeze-Leende
North Brabant The Netherlands

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