Schin op Geul
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Schin op Geul

People who played a role during WW2 in and around Valkenburg. Most of them appear in the resistance story about Valkenburg. In that case, click on More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg next to that name.
This list is far from being complete.

Valkenburg & surrounings

† ✡ † Jews Holocaust Allied soldiers USA RAF NL sold Verzet initial resistance L.O. K.P. municipality local contacts couriers occasional resistance people in hiding Valkenburg+ Valkenburg Berg en Terblijt Schin op Geul IJzeren Sibbe Margraten Houthem-St.Gerlach Geulhem Hulsberg Houthem Klimmen Meerssen Heerlen police priests NSB / NSDAP

Church Towers are easy to find. There are a number of villages around Valkenburg, most of which belonged to the then municipality of Valkenburg-Houthem. The assistance to people in hiding L.O. was organized per Catholic parish. Because the church was the only organization that could survive during the occupation. The duikhoofden (divers’ chiefs) in these villages were sort of local L.O. leaders.
Open Street Map: Berg en Terblijt, Margraten, Sibbe, Houthem, Schin op Geul, IJzeren (no own church) Geulhem, Meerssener Broek, today Gemeentebroek. Parts of pre-war Hulsberg, such as Emmaberg, were added to Valkenburg.4 pers.
∗ 1891-04-28
† 1945-02-13
Natzweiler, Außenkommando Daut
early resistance - Schin op Geul - war victim - Jean was registered at the civil registry as Johannes Michael and grew up in Schin-op-Geul. He was employed by the French railway company Wagons Lits and he was, with the help of his entire family, a member of the French-Dutch group Dutch-Paris [1], which helped refugees, especially Jews.
He was arrested on February 12, 1944.
He fell under the German category of Nacht und Nebel prisoner. In this program, many prisoners disappeared without any trace.
Many details on his family’s website [3] and on our special page about him [4], a partial translation of [3].

  1. Wikipedia: Dutch-Paris • NederlandsDeutschEnglishFrançais
  2. Wikipedia: Nacht und Nebel • NederlandsDeutschEnglishFrançaisPortuguês
  3. Jean Michel Caubo
  4. Jean Caubo

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This person also appears on the list of fallen resistance members in the resistance memorial on the Cauberg

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Jew - Schin op Geul - person in hiding - survivor - According to Anton Laeven, son van Albert (Trebla) Laeven, there was only 1 Jewish person in hiding in Schin op Geul, under the pseudonym Jo van Oort. Hiding address at the Laval family, Strucht nr. 50; actual family name was Hartog. (son of pharmaceutical manufacturer Hartog from Amsterdam and Oss).
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Laurentius Cornelis Franciscus
∗ 1916-08-11
Schin op Geul
† 1940-05-10
dutch soldier - Schin op Geul - war victim - Draftee MC-III-37 R.I., killed during the German invasion on May 10, 1940 in Nijswiller near casemate No. 1.
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L.O. - local contact - Schin op Geul - survivor - “diver’s chief“
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