SECOND WORLD WAR / TWENTSCHE BANK
In April 1945 shortly before the end of the World War II, a group of Dutch SS, Kommando Zeppelin led by Andries Pieters, occupied the castle. The group remained only eight days. However, prior to their flee by the Canadian troops they brutally tortured dozens of prisoners. Every year on April 13th, we commemorate the eight resistance fighters of Brummen who were executed by the Kommando Zeppelin. After the German occupation, the house became a resort for the employees of the Twentsche Bank (later ABN Bank). In the 70's and 80's the Engelenburg Castle stood empty for more than 10 years.