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Kasteel Engelenburg

1945

SECOND WORLD WAR / TWENTSCHE BANK

In April 1945, shortly before the end of World War II, a group of Dutch SS settled in the castle. This became known as Kommando Zeppelin and was led by Andries Pieters. The group remained only eight days prior to flee for Canadian troops , but tortured during that time dozens of prisoners brutally . On April 13 we commemorate every year the eighth Brummense resistance fighters which were executed .After the German occupation , the house was a resort for the employees of the Twentsche Bank ( later ABN Bank). In the 70's and 80's Groot Engelenburg stood empty for more than 10 years.