April 7, 1943

London Reports Shooting Assassination
LONDON, England—Reported here last night, Mayor Hetterschijt of Roermond, Netherlands, has been assassinated. He was summoned to his door by the doorbell where he was shot to death. The mayor was the leader of the Nazi party in that city. The assassination was first announced in a broadcast by German-controlled Dutch radio, which was reported by the Dutch news agency Algemeen Nieuws-en Telegraaf-Agentschap (Aneta). The Aneta report indicated the killing was carried out by unknown assailants on Tuesday. The attackers were able to escape into the darkness of the Dutch night. Roermond is located in the Dutch province of Limburg and is approximately one mile from the German border.

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