Bekanntmachung – Bekendmaking
Communiqué of the High Führer of the SS and the police of the provinces of Limburg and North Brabant on the death sentences related to the strike in the mines from April to May 1943.
On July 1, 1946, a mass grave containing seven bodies was discovered in Wellerlooi (municipality of Bergen) on the Wellse Heide (now the nature reserve Landgoed de Hamert). There an oak wood cross stands on a red brick wall, the resistance monument, as a permanent reminder of the seven resistance fighters Han Boogerd, Bob Bouman, Leendert Brouwer, Pieter Ruyters, Reinier Savelsberg, Meindert Tempelaars en Servaas Toussaint, shot in connection with the miners’ strike in 1943.
The actual mining region went from Geleen to Kerkrade, but even beyond that, for example in Valkenburg, lived a considerable number of miners.
Album : Resistance