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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.



Memorial stone for the resistance people Coenen and Francotte

† ✡ † 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 † Valkenburg+ Klimmen Meerssen Heerlen police priests NSB / NSDAP


There was a lot of occasional resistance, most of which is no longer known. We mention just a few cases here. If necessary, also this type of resistance often was offered with a risk to one’s own life, even if it was only once.4 pers.
Dahmen,
Leo
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
occasional resistance - Valkenburg - survivor - Leo Dahmen is one of many examples of spontaneous resistance without which organized resistance would have been impossible. It is unknown whether he did more. Pierre Schunck, who at the time did not offer organized resistance himself, wrote about him: “Fortunately the gardener, Leo Dahmen, digged in the weapons deeper in another place before and built a potato heap upon them, like they were usual for the winter storage.” To read more, click on the link below.
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Donners,
Kaspar
∗ 1908-08-02
Weiden (D)
† 1984-09-01
Heerlen
occasional resistance - Valkenburg - survivor - Farmer at the Koningswinkelhof, a traditional mixed farm. Neighbor of Pierre Schunck. Immediately joined in when he was asked by him to help in October 1942. They went with his horse and carriage to save valuable things from the Jesuit monastery that was seized by the SS. This was not yet an act of organized resistance, but it was a precursor, for Pierre Schunck too. We do not know whether the Donners family also hided searched people (the so called divers).
Mortuary card in the Rijckheyt archive
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Flachs,
Käthe
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† 0000-00-00
occasional resistance - Valkenburg - survivor - Rescued the children Moos and Herman of her Jewish friend Eva Cok-De Wilde when they were picked up from Walravenstraat 6 on June 23, 1942 in order to be taken to Auschwitz. At the moment, only this random resistance from her is known, but after all she risked her life for them.
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Ven, op de
J.H.
∗ 1919-02-23
† 1948-06-20
occasional resistance - police - Valkenburg - person in hiding - survivor - On the night of June 22, 1944, together with Den Haring, an NSB member, he was on guard at the Valkenburg distribution office. Was initiated into the plot. Afterwards went into hiding to deduce the suspicion from Freysen et al.
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http://www.de-veiligheidsregio.nl/juli-2015/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2015/07/Juni-Tuinvanbezinning.pdf