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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.



War Memorial in Aachen-Eilendorf

“1939-1945 Millions who didn’t know each others, killed each others for a few, who knew each others but didn’t kill”
Dwight D. Eisenhower.
He was a talented soldier, who therefore became Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during the Second World War. He later became president of the USA. and began to think more, as this quote shows. In his farewell message to Congress and the Armed Forces on January 17, 1961, he therefore warned of the military-industrial complex.

† ✡ † 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


† ✡ † † ✡ † 88 pers.
Abraham,
Grete (Margaretha)
∗ 1900-11-09
Altenkirchen (D)
† 1942-08-31
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - 41 years old. Widow of Arthur Cohen, ∗ 04-04-1892, Dinslaken – ✡ 18-07-1938 Berlin. Berkelstraat 15, Valkenburg.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://yvng.yadvashem.org/nameDetails.html?itemId=1161998
Aitchison,
Richard Justin
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1945-01-01
RAF - war victim - P/O Richard Justin Aitchison (28), Pilot [429286] Son of Oliver Christie Aitchison & Lilly Evans Aitchison; Husband of Olga Aitchison, of Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand.
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/200168/
https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-683-lancaster-iii-vilt-8-killed
Baum,
Johanna
∗ 1896-05-20
Bauchem (D)
† 1942-09-07
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Ferdinand Gottschalk, Neerhem 45, Valkenburg. 46 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Begore,
Quentin K.
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-09-16
Valkenburg
USA, Old Hickory - war victim - Quentin Begore was one of the six soldiers of the Old Hickory Division who were killed in action during the liberation of Valkenburg and its surroundings.
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Benedik,
Josef
∗ 1876-01-24
Schimmert
† 1943-05-14
Sobibor
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Bertha Heijser, 67 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Benedik,
Liza
∗ 1877-12-05
Schimmert
† 1943-05-14
Sobibor
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - 65 years old. Cohabiting sister(-in-law) of Bertha and Josef Benedik-Heijser

Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Benedik,
Robert
∗ 1907-05-08
Schimmert
† 1943-01-15
Spytkowice
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - 35 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Benedik,
Rudolf
∗ 1911-08-03
Valkenburg
† 1942-12-31
Spytkowice
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim -
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Benedik,
Walter
∗ 1920-07-14
Valkenburg
† 1943-07-02
Sobibor
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - 22 years old. Son of Bertha and Josef Benedik-Heijser
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Berckel, van
Karel C.
∗ 1892-08-19
Delft
† 1944-09-05
Kamp Vught
L.O. - Heerlen - war victim - Surgeon and chef de clinique at the St. Jozef hospital in Heerlen. He was one of those who created there an important resistance center and the beginning of the LO in the Heerlen district, from where the connection with Valkenburg was also made. Like almost all people of the Limburg L.O. he was a devout Christian. Moreover, he wrote for the Heerlen resistance paper Het Vrije Volk.
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https://www.nmkampvught.nl/biografieen/1125/
https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karel_Clemens_van_Berckel
Berix,
Jan Willem
Giel
∗ 1907-04-12
Meers
† 1945-03-13
Bergen-Belsen
L.O. - priest - Heerlen - person in hiding - war victim - During the first days of September 1943 he founded the L.O.-district Heerlen with others. Became district leader after rector had withdrawn for health reasons. See also the special page on this website.
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Blum,
Joseph
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-10-17
Valkenburg
USA, Hell on Wheels - war victim - Jan Diederen writes in Mijn oorlog en bevrijding: “Mrs. Huntjens, who was living at the time on Nieuweweg, saw four soldiers being killed when their jeep hit a land mine in a field at the bottom of the Emmaberg on Sunday morning September 17th, 1944.
According to former air force officer John Gouverne, who enumerates in his book US Army in Zuid-Limburg the casualties of the Second Armored Division (Pinterest) on 17 September, they were: William George, Chester Harrington, Joseph Blum and Frank Manis. Harrington is buried in Henri Chapelle, the three others have been brought back home to the States.”
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Brennan,
Martin
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1945-01-01
RAF - war victim - Sgt Martin Brennan (?), air gunner, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Brennan, of Horden, Co. Durham. Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Holland
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/203128 [1596812]
https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-683-lancaster-iii-vilt-8-killed
Buckler,
Cleaver
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-09-17
Valkenburg
USA, Old Hickory - war victim - Cleaver Buckler was one of the six soldiers of the Old Hickory Division who were killed in action during the liberation of Valkenburg and its surroundings.
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Cahn,
Albert
∗ 1921-02-26
Valkenburg
† 1943-08-12
Neukich
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - 22 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Cahn,
Bertha
∗ 1918-03-18
† 1942-11-19
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - 24 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Cahn,
Daniel
∗ 1875-02-17
Valkenburg
† 1943-05-14
Sobibor
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Elise Cahn, 68 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Cahn,
Elise
∗ 1887-04-24
Lechenich
† 1943-05-14
Sobibor
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Daniel Cahn, 56 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Cahn,
Georges
∗ 1915-06-20
Valkenburg
† 1944-03-31
Midden-Europa
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - 28 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Cahn,
Karel
∗ 1881-08-04
Valkenburg
† 1943-05-14
Sobibor
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - 51 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Cahn,
Louis
∗ 1878-08-30
† 1943-05-14
Sobibor
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - 64 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Cahn,
Rosa
∗ 1879-10-16
Valkenburg
† 1944-09-06
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Widow of S. Jacobs. 64 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Caubo,
Jean
∗ 1891-04-28
Maastricht
† 1945-02-13
Außenkommando Dautmergen
early resistance - Schin op Geul - war victim - Refugee helper, from Schin-op-Geul, working for Wagons Lits, member of the French-Dutch group Dutch-Paris with the help of his whole family, arrested on February 12 1944.
He fell under the category of the Germans Nacht und Nebel prisoner. In this program, prisoners disappeared without any trace.
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http://www.caubo.com/index_bestanden/index5.htm#jean
https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Michel_Caubo
Clark,
Victor James
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1945-01-01
RAF - war victim - Sgt Victor James Clark (20), wireless operator, Son of William James Clark & Jane Clark, of Tottenham, Middlesex. [1811271]
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/205093
https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-683-lancaster-iii-vilt-8-killed
Cobbenhaegen,
Frans A.
∗ 1921-10-18
Valkenburg
† 1944-12-20
Buchenwald
Valkenburg - war victim - Post official, unmarried, arrested (date unknown) in Cologne for smuggling letters to the Netherlands, died on 12/20/1944 in concentration camp Kdo. Langenstein-Zwieberge, Buchenwald, buried Quedlinburg, Hauptfriedhof, 23 years old.
See memorial stone former post office: war victims among postal workers in Valkenburg.
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Coenen,
Sjeng
∗ 1915-01-10
Simpelveld
† 1944-09-05
Valkenburg
L.O. - K.P. - person in hiding - war victim - Former subdistrictleader of Simpelveld. Cammaert: “After the betrayal of Wittem, J.H. Coenen from Simpelveld and W.J. Francotte from Vaals, who had worked for the illegal magazine Je Maintiendrai in Amsterdam until the summer of 1944, joined the KP. They participated in the raid on the jail of Maastricht on September 2.” They went into hiding in the Diver’s Inn in Geulhem “where suspects and difficult people in hiding were detained and interrogated. … They were arrested by the Germans on September 5th, 1944 (Mad Tuesday) during a resistance action. By order of Major Bernhardt, they were shot on the Cauberg (Valkenburg). There is a memorial stone and the monument for the fallen resistance people of Limburg on that spot.
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https://warsage.nl/levensverhalen/sjeng-coenen/
https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sjeng_Coenen
Cohen,
Frits
∗ 1929-06-10
Dinslaken
† 1942-08-31
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - 12 years old. Berkelstraat 15, Valkenburg
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Cohen,
Rosel
∗ 1925-07-20
Dinslaken
† 1942-08-31
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - 17 years old. Berkelstraat 15, Valkenburg.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Cok,
Machiel
∗ 1901-04-20
Amsterdam
† 1943-02-28
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
Jew - person in hiding - war victim - Married to the singer Eva de Wilde, who performed as Amy Cok in the dance palace Pavillon in Valkenburg. We don’t (yet) know, if he played there too.
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)

https://www.joodsmonument.nl/en/page/214982/machiel-cok
Cooke,
Leonard James
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1945-01-01
RAF - war victim - Sgt Leonard James Cooke (19), air gunner (tail), Son of Alfred James Cooke and Fanny Elizabeth Cooke, of Alum Rock, Birmingham.
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/205733
https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-683-lancaster-iii-vilt-8-killed
Cornips,
Constant J.E.
∗ 1895-10-19
Berg en Terblijt
† 1944-09-05
Kamp Vught
L.O. - Heerlen - Berg en Terblijt - war victim - From Berg en Terblijt, but lived in Heerlen and was director of the municipal poor administration there. He was arrested on July 21, 1944, not because the Sicherheitspolizei knew about his clandestine practices, but because of the disappearance of his son Jan, deputy district leader and after the betrayal of Weert successor to chaplain Berix). Because Jan had gone into hiding, the Germans took his father and shot him in Vught.
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https://www.wo2slachtoffers.nl/bio/55950/Cornips-Constant-Jozef-Ernest.htm
Dagg,
Theodore Ivan Lishman
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1943-06-29
St. Jansbosweg, Valkenburg
RAF - war victim - Sergeant (Service Number 1035453) Wireless Operator, air gunner
Bomber Halifax II (Serial Nr: JB907), 78 Sqdn, RAF. Shot down by a German night fighter near Chaloen Castle (Open Street Map)
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=JB907
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/206633
Drielsma,
Hesselina (Liena)
∗ 0000-00-00
Druten
† 1942-08-31
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Daughter of Hessel Jonas Drielsma and Esther Polak
Isaak de Jong, 43 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Eisenberg,
Leib (Mojzesz Leib)
∗ 1890-03-05
Debesiawki PL
† 1942-10-22
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Maria Goldberg. The childless couple comes from Houthem to Valkenburg and lives there from November 25, 1935 on Guascostraat. 52 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Francotte,
Joep
∗ 1920-12-29
Vaals?
† 1944-09-05
Valkenburg
L.O. - K.P. - person in hiding - war victim - Roofer from Vaals. On the site about him, see link below, we read: “… refused to go to work in Germany and was sentenced to months of hard labor in a camp for that.” Cammaert: “After the betrayal of Wittem, J.H. Coenen from Simpelveld and W.J. Francotte from Vaals, who had worked for the clandestine magazine Je Maintiendrai in Amsterdam until the summer of 1944, joined the KP. They participated in the raid on the jail of Maastricht on September 2.” They went into hiding in the Diver’s Inn in Geulhem “where suspects and difficult people in hiding were detained and interrogated. Generally, Francotte took care of the surveillance of the “prisoners” because of his strongness. Both were arrested by the Germans on September 5th, 1944 (Mad Tuesday) during a resistance action. By order of Major Bernhardt, they were shot on the Cauberg (Valkenburg). There is a memorial stone and the monument for the fallen resistance people of Limburg on that spot.
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https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joep_Francotte
https://www.joep.francotte.nl/verhaal.htm
Friesem,
Mozes
∗ 1871-08-29
Burgbrohl
† 1943-06-11
Sobibor
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Setta Lambert, 71 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Friesem-Lambert,
Setta
∗ 1880-10-24
Nichenich
† 1943-06-11
Sobibor
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Mozes Friesem.
Before their deportation they lived at Gustaaf Hertogs on Wilhelminalaan 44. 62 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Gathin,
Amos jr.
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-10-16
Valkenburg
USA, 743th Tank Bat. - war victim - Member of the Charly Company of the 743rd tank battalion died on September 16, 1944 in Valkenburg near the Geul. He and Clifton Keith
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George,
William
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-10-17
Valkenburg
USA, Hell on Wheels - war victim - Jan Diederen writes in Mijn oorlog en bevrijding: “Mrs. Huntjens, who was living at the time on Nieuweweg, saw four soldiers being killed when their jeep hit a land mine in a field at the bottom of the Emmaberg on Sunday morning September 17th, 1944.
According to former air force officer John Gouverne, who enumerates in his book US Army in Zuid-Limburg the casualties of the Second Armored Division (Pinterest) on 17 September, they were: William George, Chester Harrington, Joseph Blum and Frank Manis. Harrington is buried in Henri Chapelle, the three others have been brought back home to the States.”
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Goldberg,
Maria
∗ 1900-11-20
Nürnberg
† 1944-02-11
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Leib Eisenberg. The childless couple comes from Houthem to Valkenburg and lives there from November 25, 1935 on Guascostraat. 43 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Gottschalk,
Ferdinand
∗ 1897-10-10
Geilenkirchen
† 1944-03-31
Midden-Europa
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Johanna Baum. Neerhem 45, Valkenburg. Son of Adolf Gottschalk and Maria Anna Frenkel.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Gottschalk,
Rudi
∗ 1926-03-29
Geilenkirchen
† 1944-03-31
Midden-Europa
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - 17 years old. Neerhem 45, Valkenburg.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Gronden, van der
Gerrit J.
∗ 1895-12-13
Dordrecht
† 1943-01-02
Neuengamme
early resistance - Valkenburg - war victim - Picture also at oorlogsgravenstichting.nl
Driver and mechanic, married. He took care of Jewish people in hiding, was arrested on Jan. 13th 1942
Fred Cammaert wrote in chapter 10: “in his garage on the Heugemer Weg in Maastricht he made copies of De Vonk, the Limburg edition of De Waarheid.” … “member of the Municipal Air Protection Service.” “ … Arrested “on january 13th, 1942” … “He died on December 5th 1942 in the Neuengamme concentration camp.” (near Hamburg), aged 47. His brother A.C. van der GrondenSee also https://monument.vriendenkringneuengamme.nl/person/401623/gerrit-jan-van-der-gronden
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https://monument.vriendenkringneuengamme.nl/person/401623/gerrit-jan-van-der-gronden
Günsberg,
Jozef
∗ 1895-01-21
Nadwórna, Ukraine
† 1942-08-31
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Deported from Koningswinkelstraat number 7, 47 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Harrington,
Chester
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-10-17
Valkenburg
USA, Hell on Wheels - war victim - Jan Diederen writes in Mijn oorlog en bevrijding: “Mrs. Huntjens, who was living at the time on Nieuweweg, saw four soldiers being killed when their jeep hit a land mine in a field at the bottom of the Emmaberg on Sunday morning September 17th, 1944.
According to former air force officer John Gouverne, who enumerates in his book US Army in Zuid-Limburg the casualties of the Second Armored Division (Pinterest) on 17 September, they were: William George, Chester Harrington, Joseph Blum and Frank Manis. Harrington is buried in Henri Chapelle, the three others have been brought back home to the States.”
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Heijser, Bertha

∗ 1885-07-08
Hoof (Nordhessen)
† 1943-05-14
Sobibor
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Josef Benedik, 57 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Heijser,
Mathilde
∗ 1876-06-25
Hoof (Nordhessen)
† 1943-05-14
Sobibor
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Widow of B. Benedik, 66 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Hill,
Frank
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1943-06-29
St. Jansbosweg, Valkenburg
RAF - war victim - Son of Joseph and Rose Hill, of Longsight, Manchester.
Sergeant (Service Number 1699994), air gunner
Bomber Halifax II (Serial Nr: JB907), 78 Sqdn, RAF. Shot down by a German night fighter near Chaloen Castle (Open Street Map)
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=JB907
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/212980
Hirschberg,
Curt/Kurt
∗ 1900-08-16
Breslau
† 1943-08-23
Blechhammer (Auschwitz)
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - 43 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Horn,
Emma
∗ 1870-04-13
Mühlheim
† 1943-04-23
camp Vught
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Servaas Soesman. Berkelstraat 15, Valkenburg. 73 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Hoskins,
John Stanley
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1945-01-01
RAF - war victim - F/S John Stanley Hoskins (23), Flight Engineer, Son of Arthur James Hoskins and Agnes Maud Hoskins, of Devauden Green, Monmouthshire.
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/213601
https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-683-lancaster-iii-vilt-8-killed
Hout, van
Jan (Johannes Franciscus)
∗ 1908-10-17
Valkenburg
† 1945-02-22
KZ Neuengamme
early resistance - Valkenburg - war victim - Professional cyclist from 1932 to 1940. When he was eight years old, he moved to Eindhoven with his parents. In 1932 he set a new Dutch hour record (42.282) in Tilburg and on August 25th, 1933, on the wooden cycle track in Maasniel near Roermond, a world hour record of 44.588 kilometers. But that was already broken after 4 days.
He was able to live well from cycling and could have earned even much more in Germany, but since Hitler was in power there, he was not interested.
He closed his pub and joined the resistance. He and his wife were involved in helping Jewish people in hiding. He attracted attention and he went into hiding himself. A few months before the liberation, Jan van Hout was arrested during a raid in the natural swimming pool De IJzeren Man and transferred to the camps Vught and Amersfoort and finally to the German labor camp Neuengamme, where he died of exhaustion.
Sources: http://www.elshout.nu/Koers/janvanhout.htm
nl.wikipedia and Maasniel.nl
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Howarth,
Leslie
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1943-06-29
St. Jansbosweg, Valkenburg
RAF - war victim - Sergeant (Service Number 1146906) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Flight Engineer
Bomber Halifax II (Serial Nr: JB907), 78 Sqdn, RAF. Shot down by a German night fighter near Chaloen Castle (Open Street Map)
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http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=JB907
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/213675
Huntjens,
Laurentius Cornelis Franciscus
∗ 1916-08-11
Schin op Geul
† 1940-05-10
Nijswiller
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.
http://www.maastrichtsegevelstenen.nl/oorlog2.htm
https://oorlogsgravenstichting.nl/persoon/67928/cornelius-franciscus-huntjens
Jacobs,
Jacob
∗ 1919-08-10
Blokzijl
† 1942-12-31
Spytkowice
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - 23 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Jacobs,
Salomon
∗ 1921-05-07
Blokzijl
† 1943-01-15
Spytkowice
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - 21 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Jong, de
Isaak
∗ 1888-05-06
Mijdrecht
† 1942-08-31
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Liena Drielsma,54 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Keith,
Clifton
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-09-15
Oud-Valkenburg
USA, 743th Tank Bat. - war victim - Member of the Charlie Company of the 743rd tank battalion in tank nr 0—18 He died of his injuries. He and Amos Gathin Jr. from the same company are now buried in the USA. The 743th tank battalion was connected to the 119th infantry division.
Short story of the 743rd Tank Battalion in the vicinity of South-Limburg: “At the same time, Charlie Company went eastward into Oud Valkenburg which was supposed to contain friendly troops. Instead the place was occupied by German infantry. When enemy artillery began to range in, the tanks set up a defense in nearby Valkenburg. The 743rd Tank Battalion was counting casualties again by enemy artillery fire. As the 30th Infantry Division together with the 125th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron pushed along the Maastricht - Aachen road, the Germans threw in heavy concentrations of shellfire.”
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http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/743rd_tank_battalion.htm
Kopf,
Frieda
∗ 1914-10-08
Rozniatov
† 1943-07-23
Sobibor
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Muntstraat 9, Valkenburg. Daughter of Ester Weinreb. 28 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Lasch,
Theodore F
∗ 0000-00-00
Oakland County, Mich
† 1945-04-10
Vilt (Valkenburg)
USA, US Air Force - war victim - The last victim of the war in and around Valkenburg. Service number T-063074, served with 364th Fighter Group, 385th Fighter Squadron, crashed in a Mustang P-51 Lucky Lady VI #4415019 on a mission to Oranienburg near Berlin and is buried in the war cemetery near Margraten (Plot K Row 8 Grave 6)
Awards: ★ Air Medal ★ Purple Heart.
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https://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=61376
Lee,
Arthur
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1945-01-01
RAF - war victim - F/S Arthur Lee (25), air bomber, [1583772] son of Alice Lee, of Fagley, Yorkshire; Husband of Dorothy Alice Lee, of Little Massingham, Norfolk
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https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/216431
https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-683-lancaster-iii-vilt-8-killed
Manis,
Frank
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-10-17
Valkenburg
USA, Hell on Wheels - war victim - Jan Diederen writes in Mijn oorlog en bevrijding: “Mrs. Huntjens, who was living at the time on Nieuweweg, saw four soldiers being killed when their jeep hit a land mine in a field at the bottom of the Emmaberg on Sunday morning September 17th, 1944.
According to former air force officer John Gouverne, who enumerates in his book US Army in Zuid-Limburg the casualties of the Second Armored Division (Pinterest) on 17 September, they were: William George, Chester Harrington, Joseph Blum and Frank Manis. Harrington is buried in Henri Chapelle, the three others have been brought back home to the States.”
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Mirck,
Evert Leendert
∗ 1907-10-29
Rotterdam
† 1940-05-10
Schin op Geul
dutch soldier - war victim - Dutch conscript, killed in Schin op Geul on the first day of the war. We read about him on the link below: “there were three S-casemates with a light machine gun. One of them near the church, an intersection of railway lines and the road to Valkenburg. German tanks moved west on this road. They stopped because of the roadblock. The fire was opened on the German soldiers, but armored vehicles and tanks opened fire on the casemate, with a hit in a loop hole killing the soldier Mirck and injuring another one.”
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http://www.maaslinie-mei1940.nl/index.php?page=mirck-e-l
Morgan,
Henry E.
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-09-16
Valkenburg
USA, Old Hickory - war victim - PFC (private 1st class) Henry Morgan was one of the six soldiers of the 119th regiment in the Old-Hickory Division who fell during the liberation of Valkenburg is Henry Morgan. Three days before he was killed, he was accidentally photographed on the jeep and with his inseparable pipe in his mouth on Grendelplein by Frans Hoffman, a local photographer. The only survivor of the A-company, Bob Hilleque from Chicago, recognized him in the photo. Henry Morgan died on 16 September 1944 in the living room of a house on the Reinaldstraat in Valkenburg. He is buried in the American Military Cemetery in Henri Chapelle, Belgium.
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Morris,
Cecil Andrew
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1943-06-29
St. Jansbosweg, Valkenburg
RAF - war victim - Son of John and Eileen Morris, of Drumcondra, Dublin, Irish Republic.
Sergeant (Service Number 1337838) Navigator
Bomber Halifax II (Serial Nr: JB907), 78 Sqdn, RAF. Shot down by a German night fighter near Chaloen Castle (Open Street Map)
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http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=JB907
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/219968
Newton,
Raymond John
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1945-01-01
RAF - war victim - W/C Raymond John Newton (28), Pilot [40984] New Zealand
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https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/220743
https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-683-lancaster-iii-vilt-8-killed
Nijst,
Charles Joseph
∗ 1916-03-05
Kerkrade
† 1944-01-18
KZ Groß-Beeren, Kreis Teltow
early resistance - Valkenburg - war victim - The weekly magazine Het Land van Valkenburg wrote about him: “He refused to sign a declaration of loyalty and went into hiding. Arrested (date unknown) for spreading illegal literature.”
At the Oorlogsgraven­stichting there is a source link where he is mentioned as a student at the Katholieke Economische Hoogeschool in Tilburg. Furthermore, contrary to the above, we read there: “Employed at the Arado Flugzeug Werke in Brandenburg upon Havel. Was arrested on October 6, 1943. The reason was a statement in a private conversation held at the beginning of September. He was sentenced to two months in prison. Around 15 December the family received a message from the Swedish Society that Nyst had not been released, but transferred to a Arbeitserziehungslager in Gross Beeren and from there to the concentration camp in Sachsenhausen near Oranienburg. In the meantime on 18 February 1944 the family in Maastricht was informed that on January 18th, 1944 he had succumbed from ‘Herzschwäche’ (cardiac insufficiency) in Gross Beeren.“
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https://www.vpnd.nl/bronnen/nl/arbeidsinzet_studenten_1943.pdf
Owens,
Glyndwr
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1941-07-08
Houthem
RAF - war victim - Sergeant (Pilot) / 61 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Hemswell Air Base / Service Number 754046
Parents: John & Gwenllian Owens, Llwyncelyn, Porth, Glamorgan (Wales).
Sgt. Glyndwr Owens was on a bombing mission to the railway station in Mönchen-Gladbach with the Hampden AD937 when the aircraft was hit by the German fighter pilot Lt. R. Knacke (I./NJG1) and crashed in Houthem around 1:20 am between Putweg and Curfsweg (Open Street Map). Three crew members, including Owens, were killed. After the war he was buried in the Commonwealth war cemetery, Jonkerbos.
On his grave is the inscription:
HYD DORIAD Y WAWR, TEIFI RHYS UNTIL THE BREAK OF DAWN. EIRWEN
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https://www.oorlogsdodennijmegen.nl/persoon/owens/fd0df691-1153-4ba9-b0f9-3a7c6abf7d01
Reeves,
John
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-09-17
Valkenburg
USA, Old Hickory - war victim - John Reeves was one of the six soldiers of the Old Hickory Division who were killed in action during the liberation of Valkenburg and its surroundings.
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Rendle,
Patrick William James
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1943-06-29
St. Jansbosweg, Valkenburg
RAF - war victim - Son of Charles Henry and Margaret Kathleen Rendle, of West Coburg, Victoria, Australia
Flight Sergeant, Royal Australian Air Force (Service Number 420055)
Bomber Halifax II (Serial Nr: JB907), 78 Sqdn, RAF. Shot down by a German night fighter near Chaloen Castle (Open Street Map)
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http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=JB907
http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=105459
Rocks/Roks,
Jan Joseph
∗ 1883-05-21
Sibbe (Oud-Valkenbur
† 1944-03-03
Natzweiler
early resistance - Valkenburg - war victim - Member of the early resistance group Erkens in Maastricht, co-owner of the guesthouse Samoshuis, the later hotel Parkhotel Atlanta. Erkens spent some time in hiding with him, arrested in Valkenburg during the campaign against the resistance called Hannibalspiel for spreading resistance literature on November 19, 1942. Piet Roks came home too late due to circumstances, saw the robbery cars standing in front of their house and could escape in time. Jan Joseph died in the Nacht und Nebel camp Natzweiler (Alsace) on 3 March 1944.
Totenzettel (Mark the spelling!)
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https://natzweiler.nl/vriendenkring/namenlijst
Sajet,
Ben (Benediktus Hirschel)
∗ 1926-03-03
Elburg
† 1944-03-31
Midden-Europa
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - 18 years old. Son of Levie Sajet and Grietje Weiniger. He was in the Westerbork transit camp between November 11 and 16, 1942.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Sajet,
Levie
∗ 1890-06-24
Amsterdam
† 1942-11-19
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Grietje Weiniger. From Elburg, where he was a rabbi for a short time in the twenties, he comes to Valkenburg with his wife and child. 52 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Samuel,
Gwilym John
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1943-06-29
St. Jansbosweg, Valkenburg
RAF - war victim - Son of William and Martha Jane Samuel.
Sergeant (Service Number 591204) Navigator
Bomber Halifax II (Serial Nr: JB907), 78 Sqdn, RAF. Shot down by a German night fighter near Chaloen Castle (Open Street Map)
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http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=JB907
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2962026/samuel,-gwilym-john/
Samuel,
Jacques
∗ 1875-05-06
Liège
† 1942-10-01
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Bertha Golstein, Nieuweweg 25, Valkenburg, 67 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Samuel-Golstein,
Bertha
∗ 1880-10-07
Brussel
† 1942-10-01
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Jacques Samuel, 61 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Sansome,
Harry
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1945-01-01
RAF - war victim - Sgt Harry Sansome (21), Navigator, Son of William and Alice Sansome, of Nottingham.
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https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/224788
https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-683-lancaster-iii-vilt-8-killed
Savelberg,
Funs (Alphons Hendrikus)
∗ 1917-11-06
Valkenburg
† 1944-09-14
Valkenburg
Valkenburg - NSB - war victim - Landwachter (Country guard, a kind of auxiliary police). He was shot by a group of revengeful boys who called themselves OD on September 14, 1944. They thought they were acting by order of the Americans.
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Smits,
Frank G.
∗ 1919-08-29
† 1944-04-04
Utrecht
early resistance - Hulsberg - war victim - Student’s resistance. Law student, refused to sign the declaration of loyalty and joined the resistance movement (he mapped activities of the Germans at Dutch airports and passed them on to the allies), arrested on 08/12/1943, suspected of conspiracy. After staying in various prisons, he was eventually sentenced to death by a special court of war and then shot for illegal possession of weapons.
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Soesman,
Gerard L.R.
∗ 1922-06-23
Valkenburg
† 1945-01-21
Auschwitz/Oświęcim
Jew - early resistance - Valkenburg - war victim - Student HBS (high school). Listed in the Honor Roll of Victims 1940 – 1945, in the category resistance people. Moreover he had a Jewish father, Jacob Soesman. Mother: Christina Johanna Maria Prick
See also the site of Joods Monument: “Gerhard Lodewijk Robertus Soesman, who had attended commercial secondary school, lived in Maastricht. He worked in the underground for the Dutch communist party (CPN). He distributed papers, including De Vonk. Because of the V-Mann (informant) Engwirda, he was caught in Maastricht on 24 January 1942. He was locked up at the prison in Maastricht and subsequently deported to Auschwitz via Vught concentration camp.”
See also Genealogy Soesman
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https://www.erelijst.nl/gerhard-lodewijk-robertus--soesman
https://www.joodsmonument.nl/en/page/130916/gerhard-lodewijk-robertus-soesman
Soesman,
Servaas
∗ 1855-01-22
Meerssen
† 1943-05-26
Maastricht/Aachen?
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Emma Horn, son of Ambrosius Lasarus Soesman and Jetta (Henrietta) Hertogs. Berkelstraat 15, Valkenburg. From Maastricht they went to Aachen, where Mr. Soesmann was separated and „removed” (!) as an old and ill person (and thus of no „value”). 87 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
See also Genealogy Soesman
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Spoganetz,
Peter
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-09-17
Koulen, Voerendaal
USA, Old Hickory - war victim - PlaquePvt Peter Spoganetz (119th Inf Rgt) was one of the six soldiers of the Old Hickory Division who were killed in action during the liberation of Valkenburg and its surroundings.
A plaque is placed (rightside of the front door) on a house in the hamlet of Koulen which is part of municipality of Voerendaal near Valkenburg.
Words on the plaque are:
P. Spogenets U.S.A.
Killed in action 17 September 1944
As a friend and hero for god and fatherland.

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https://www.oldhickory30th.com/Arno%20Lasoe%20Work%20Siegfried%20Line.htm
Townsend,
William Russell
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1943-06-29
St. Jansbosweg, Valkenburg
RAF - war victim - Son of George and Ruby Townsend, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Flight Sergeant, Royal Canadian Air Force, (Service Number R/92330) air gunner
Bomber Halifax II (Serial Nr: JB907), 78 Sqdn, RAF. Shot down by a German night fighter near Chaloen Castle (Open Street Map)
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http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=JB907
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2962030/townsend,-william-russell/
Viviano,
Sam
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-09-16
Valkenburg
USA, Old Hickory - war victim - Sam Viviano was one of the six soldiers of the Old Hickory Division who were killed in action during the liberation of Valkenburg and its surroundings.
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Walton,
Joseph Frank
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1941-07-08
Houthem
RAF - war victim - Parents Arthur Ernest & Christine Mabel Walton, Ash Vale, Surrey.
Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) / 61 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Hemswell Air Base / Service Number 908698
Sgt. Joseph Frank Walton was on a bombing mission to the railway station in Mönchen-Gladbach with the Hampden AD937 when the aircraft was hit by the German fighter pilot Lt. R. Knacke (I./NJG1) and crashed in Houthem around 1:20 am between Putweg and Curfsweg (Open Street Map). Three crew members, including J.F.Walton, were killed. After the war he was buried in the Commonwealth war cemetery, Jonkerbos.
Op zijn graf staat de inscriptie:
IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY
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https://www.oorlogsdodennijmegen.nl/persoon/walton/f387ae64-fe96-4c27-8bab-a61465f970bf
Weiniger,
Grietje
∗ 1890-06-04
Amsterdam
† 1942-11-19
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Levie Sajet. From Elburg, where her husband was a rabbi for a short time in the twenties, they come to Valkenburg with their child. 52 years old.52 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Weinreb,
Ester
∗ 1882-05-18
Dolina PL
† 1942-11-09
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
Jew - Valkenburg - person in hiding - war victim - Widow of E. Kopf, Muntstraat 9, Valkenburg. Mother of Frieda Kopf. 63 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg, Wikipedia, Stolperstein
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https://struikelstenenvalkenburg.nl/omgekomen-joden.html
Wordsworth,
Raymond
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1941-07-08
Houthem
RAF - war victim - Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) / 61 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Hemswell Air Base / Service Number 969973
Son of Lily Wordsworth, Farrington Park, Preston (Lancashire).
He was on a bombing mission to the railway station in Mönchen-Gladbach with the Hampden AD937 when the aircraft was hit by the German fighter pilot Lt. R. Knacke (I./NJG1) and crashed in Houthem around 1:20 am between Putweg and Curfsweg (Open Street Map). Three crew members, including R. Wordsworth, were killed. After the war he was buried in the Commonwealth war cemetery, Jonkerbos.
On his grave is the inscription:
DEARLY LOVED AND SADLY MISSED.
MOTHER AND BROTHERS.
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https://www.oorlogsdodennijmegen.nl/persoon/wordsworth/75633adf-afae-4c41-b8b7-3d5275d6aa8d