AMSTERDAM (Mar. 21)
A previously unknown group calling itself the Netherlands Graves Foundation has distributed pamphlets calling for a pilgrimage to sites frequented by Adolf Hitler and his deputy, Rudolf Hess, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Hitler’s birth, April 20.
The pamphlets call for visits to certain places in Austria and Bavaria, including Braunau, where Hitler was born; Linz, where he grew up; and Wunsiedeln, where Hess is buried.
The group said it would also organize a pilgrimage to the village of Blaricum, north of Hilversum in Holland, alleged site of the remains of Anton Mussert, the Dutch Nazi leader.
Investigators into the obscure Nazi-worshiping group have concluded that the main person behind it is Joop Glimmerveen. Some 20 years ago, Glimmerveen headed the “Netherlands Volks,” a fascist group that campaigned against the presence of foreigners in Holland. He has not been heard of for many years.