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Segundo Jorge Adelberto Ecury

Birthplace: Oranjestad, Aruba
Death: November 06, 1944 (22)
Waalsdorpervlakte, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (Killed by German (NAZI) Firing Squad)
Place of Burial: Aruba
Immediate Family:

Son of Dundun Ecury and Annie Ernst
Brother of Aura Maria Estella Ecury; Hubert Ecury; Nora Ecury; Elva Ecury; Livia Ecury and 1 other

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About Boy Ecury

Segundo Jorge Adelberto Ecury was born in Oranjestad, Aruba, an island of the Dutch Antilles. He went by the nickname Boy and it is by that name that he is remembered.

While in the Dutch city of Tilburg, Boy became friends with another young man, Luis de Lannoy, also from the Antilles, who was part of an underground resistance group in the city. The group carried out sabotage operations, planting bombs on German trucks and roads. Members of the underground movements also went out of their way to help injured allied troops and civilians who needed help.

Boy sometimes went along and helped out on covert operations and later became a member of the Resistance Council in Oisterwijk. Like his resistance colleagues, Boy had to live a life in hiding, and lived in various places around The Netherlands, working on a number of dangerous missions.

Some members betrayed their collea[]gues, and many of them were captured by the Nazis, including Luis, who was arrested, imprisoned and tortured in Utrecht. Boy tried, but was unsuccessful in his attempts to free his friend. Luis later managed to escape.

On 5 November 1944, Boy, who had been also betrayed, was arrested and taken to the Scheveningen prison. was interrogated and tortured but refused to betray his friends. On the following day he was executed by a German firing squad. He was 22 years old.



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Boy Ecury's Timeline

April 23, 1922
Oranjestad, Aruba
November 6, 1944
Age 22
Waalsdorpervlakte, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Oranjestad, Aruba