Sabotage against the Metropol Theatre 27-11-1943
Outline of the Theatre Hall and adjoining rooms The most likely hotbed of the fire is marked in red, while the black angles show from where the police has taken the pictures.
1. The burned theater hall viewed from the entrance towards the scene.
2. Close up of the most likely hotbed of the fire on second to last row.
In the time leading up to the sabotage, the theatre had shown a German film, which was probably the reason for the sabotage...
In the time leading up to the sabotage, the theatre had shown a German film, which was probably the reason for the sabotage. The target could also have been the shoe company Hector, which shared the building with the theatre and had already been subjected to sabotage several times during the occupation. A firebomb was planted in an air duct below the seats on the penultimate row. This was ignited and the room caught fire. After the sabotage, the owner estimated that the theatre would remain closed for 3-4 months.