Sjoerd Bakker

Sjoerd
Sjoerd

Sjoerd Bakker (1915-1943) was a Dutch resistance fighter during World War II. He was homosexual.
Initially he would work alone, facilitating food ration cards and identity cards to people in hiding. Then he met a group of resistance artists and he ended up participating in the attack on the Amsterdam Population Registry in 1943.
He was a tailor, a cutter and a designer. His part in the attack was making the fake uniforms the group members were going to use to plant the bombs inside the Registry. (One of those uniforms was used by Willem Arondeus. There’s a piece about him on my website, too.)
For those actions, he was executed by a firing squad along with 11 friends who believed in doing something instead of living in fear.