Alex Klaas Smidt <i>(Lex)</i>
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Alex Klaas Smidt (Lex)


 1914-11-22 Diepenveen      1942-05-11 Sachsenhausen (27)
- Maastricht - OD-Proces - O.D. - initial resistance -

    Photo: Book of the Dead 3, Oranjehotel Foundation [2].

    Lex Smidt was a member of the rugby club ’t Gooi since November 1940. On its website [1] it is stated that he served as a sergeant in the motor service, which provided drivers and vehicles in the pre-war army.
    Like many others, he made himself available for underground work after his demobilization as a sergeant in the former Dutch Army. Through a traitor in Naarden, he fell into the hands of the occupation forces in June 1941 [1], was accused of espionage and possession of ammunition, and was imprisoned for eight months in the prison called Oranjehotel. [2][3]
    He was then taken to Maastricht, where he was sentenced to death by a German military court. Together with the other convicts, he was murdered in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp.
    He is listed in the “Erelijst 1940-1945” (Honor Roll of the Dutch Parliament). [4]

    1. Tom Visser, Lex Smidt door de Duitsers geëxecuteerd
    2. Dodenboek 3, Stichting Oranjehotel
    3. Oranjehotel
    4. Erelijst 1940-1945

    This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.