The ‘De Woeste Hoeve’ monument in Beekbergen was erected in remembrance of 117 people, including many resistance fighters, who were shot by the German occupier on 8 March 1945. The execution was one of the reprisals for an—unintentional and unsuccessful—attack by resistance fighters on the highest representative of the SS in the Netherlands, the Austrian Hanns Albin Rauter. The 117 executed were taken from prisons in Apeldoorn, Deventer, Zwolle, Assen, Doetinchem and Groningen.