Planetoid named after Dutch anti nazi resistance woman


This video from the USA is called Nazi occupation of Holland – Remembered, Part one.

From Dutch NOS TV:

The International Astronomical Union has called two planetoids after Dutch people. The small planets were called Hannie Schaft and Oranje-Nassau.

William of Orange-Nassau … led the Dutch revolt against Spanish authority in the sixteenth century. Hannie Schaft is better known as ‘the girl with red hair‘. She participated in the communist resistance; just before the end of World War II, the German occupiers shot her.

Until now, both planetoids had been identified by numbers.

Movie about Hannie Schaft: here.

Anne Frank asteroid: here.

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