Julius Ferdinand Moormann <i>(Jules)</i>
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Julius Ferdinand Moormann (Jules)

 1924-04-12 Nijmegen      1944-05-17 ?? (20)
- Nijmegen - Student - Knokploeg - The outskirts of Limburg -


Het Grote Gebod – K.P.

    During a failed liquidation attempt on April 14, 1944, Julius Ferdinand Moormann was arrested and George Muskens killed. [1]
    Oorlogsgravenstichting.nl writes [4]:

    Student Moormann, son of high school director Moormann, was a member of the Knokploeg-Nijmegen. He was involved in three attempts on the chief of the political police in Nijmegen, Verstappen, which all failed. On April 10, 1944, he and George Muskens attempted to obtain German army insignia. The attempt failed. Muskens was shot. Moormann was arrested. His father and mother, as well as his sister Riet, were also arrested and imprisoned in the Vught camp. In Arnhem, Jules was sentenced to death on May 15, 1944, because he and George Muskens had attempted to "rob and murder a ethnic German (Reichsdeutscher) police chief inspector" in Nijmegen, according to Rauter in De Standaard on May 19, 1944. After torture, he was executed on May 17. May 1944 in Amsterdam, according to a letter from the president of the police district court martial in Arnhem-Velp (the story that he would have been executed on May 15 at Fort De Bilt in Utrecht is therefore probably based on an error). His friends Henri Hekking and Eddy Meulenberg were also involved in the resistance work. Hekking was killed, Meulenberg died shortly after the liberation of the whole country. Moormann’s parents and sister were released after his execution.

    Julius is in the Roll of Honour 1940-1945 of the Dutch Parliament [2]
    See also the documents about Julius in the National Archives. [3]
    His burial place is unknown. [4]

    1. Het Grote Gebod, 1/2, De landelijke knokploegen, Kampen 1951, p. 591
    2. Erelijst 1940-1945
    3. https://www.nationaalarchief.nl/onderzoeken/archief/
    4. Oorlogsgravenstichting.nl
    This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.