Hideout Diever Onderduikershol

Hideout Onderduikershol Diever: De Wigwam

Hideout Onderduikershol Diever: De Wigwam


Hidden people location deep in the Drents-Friese Wold

Diever - It is 1943 when a group of young men from Diever decide to make a shelter in the area in order to escape being forced to work in Germany. In the forest, under a dune, they build a hut with logs and cover it with sand and vegetation - perfectly camouflaged in the forest. During the war the hut was called the Wigwam. Now the hiding place is known as Onderduikershol Diever.

Incursion by the Germans

In November 1944, the German Security Service (SD) tortured a detainee who betrayed names and places. The SD went to Diever and arrested 11 people. The Hiding Cave was also blown up.
The men were deported to concentration camps in the east. The large memorial stone at the entrance to the shelter contains the names of the victims. Of the eleven men, only one person returned alive,

The Wigwam

Through the camouflaged entrance you enter the central living area. Next to the living area was the kitchen and a bedroom. At the back of the dune was a storage place for the bicycles. In addition to the men from the village, the cave is also used to house some American airmen. The population registers of Diever and Dwingeloo were also buried in milk cans.
The small window in the back of the hideout was to escape.

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    Adress and visitor information

    Hideout Diever Onderduikershol

    Address: Wouwenaarweg
    Postal code and City: 8426 SJ  Diever
    Region: Nationaal Park Drents-Friese Wold
    Province/Region: Drenthe
    Web: Onderduikershol Diever

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 0,5 hours.
    The easiest way to reach the Hideout Onderduikershol is a walk or a short bike ride from Diever. If you come by car, you can get somewhat close via the neighboring village of Waspe. You do have to walk the last part.

    Let op: The locations on the map are indicational. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route. The map shows up to 8 locations in the area. Want to see all locations? Check our Hotspot map or use the Search option on this website.



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