Cato Bontjes van Beek

Cato Bontjes van Beek, 1942 She was borne in Fischerhude on November 14, 1920 as first child of the artists Olga and Jan Bontjes van Beek.

After graduating, she moved to Berlin and worked there at her father's art pottery.

Because of deep aversion to the inhumanity of the Nazi, she engaged herself in humanitarian help for French war prisoners;
and she wrote handbills against the Nazi regime and distributed them.

Later, she also was in contact with the resistance movement Rote Kapelle, and therefore she was executed on August 5, 1943 in Berlin.
remarksto other Fischerhude artists