The fallen resistance fighters in the dutch province of Limburg
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The fallen resistance fighters in the dutch province of Limburg


Peace Carillon



The peace carillon consists of ten bronze bells, together weighing 611 kilograms. All bells bear a name and a line from the text that the poet Willem K. Coumans wrote especially for this carillon.
The heaviest bell is named after the main donor of the carillon, Vincent Simone. On the 9 other bells are the names of fallen resistance fighters from Limburg.
See the speech of Dr. Fred Cammaert on the occasion of the unveiling of the plaque at the peace carillon.

Peace Carillon – 9 pers.   ⇒All the fallen resistance people in Limburg
Jan Hubert
∗ 1915-01-10
† 1944-09-05
Simpelveld - L.O. - K.P. - person in hiding - carillon - Former subdistrictleader of Simpelveld. Cammaert: After the betrayal of Wittem [1.1], J.H. Coenen from Simpelveld and his comrade W.J. Francotte from Vaals, who had worked for the illegal magazine Je Maintiendrai in Amsterdam until the summer of 1944, joined the …

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Jan Hubert Coenen op de lijst van personen die tijdens de bezetting belangrijk waren voor Valkenburg.
wall: right, row 16-03
Wilhelm Joseph
∗ 1920-12-29
† 1944-09-05
Vaals - L.O. - K.P. - press - person in hiding - forced labor - carillon - Joep Francotte was a roofer/plumber from Vaals. His family website: He refused to work in Germany and was sentenced to months of forced labor in a camp for it. [1]
Cammaert: After the betrayal of Wittem [2.1], J.H. Coenen [2.2] …

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Wilhelm Joseph Francotte op de lijst van personen die tijdens de bezetting belangrijk waren voor Valkenburg.
wall: right, row 25-05
∗ 1918-10-01
† 1944-09-08
Kamp Vught
Gennep - K.P. - carillon - Johannes Hendrikus Guelen was a machinist and worker in a paper mill. He belonged to the sabotage group KP-Noord Limburg (KP Gennep and Oeffelt). See also Jan Hendriks. Arrested in a shootout with the police. Guelen and the Hendriks brothers …

wall: left, row 10-03
Johannes Jacobus
Jan / Ambrosius
∗ 1917-02-02
† 1945-05-03
Oranienburg, KZ Sachsenhausen
Venlo - L.O. - person in hiding - carillon - Jan Hendrikx studied in Nijmegen and was involved in student resistance there before returning to Venlo and becoming a teacher. [1], p. 576
In 1940, J.J. Hendrikx (pseudonyms Ambrosius and Giel Gabrielsen) [2] began helping escaped French prisoners of war. …

wall: right, row 28-04
∗ 1887-03-30
† 1944-03-02
Helden - early resistance - L.O. - carillon - Cornelis Krans lived on a farm in Helden and early in the war he sheltered already a Jewish family in an underground hiding place just a stone’s throw from his house. When, after the strikes of April and May 1943, which included the  …

wall: left, row 20-05
Jo S.H.
∗ 1901-02-05
† 1945-02-11
Maastricht - early resistance - L.O. - press - carillon - District leader of the LO in Maastricht. Unusual in the Catholic south of the Netherlands at that time: this district leader was not only a Social Democrat, but also a reformed “Hollander”, i.e. someone from “above the rivers”. “On May 11, 1940, a group of Belgian prisoners of war …

wall: left, row 32-05
J. Leo
ome Leo
∗ 1895-08-31
† 1945-04-02
Roermond - L.O. - priest - carillon - Secretary of the diocese. He was the spiritual advisor and so one of the de facto leaders of the Catholic resistance in the Dutch province of Limburg. He thus also had an influence on the liquidation of traitors. In his opinion, this should be avoided as far as possible. But if it was …

wall: right, row 08-03
Jacobus Johannes
Van Doorn /Jac
∗ 1913-12-31
† 1945-04-15
Venlo - L.O. - priest - person in hiding - carillon - On June 6, 1939, Jac Naus was appointed vicar in the parish of St. Martinus in Venlo. There, together with Ambrosius and his colleague P.G. van Enckevort, he was one of the founders of the LO. Dr. Fred Cammaert said in his …

wall: right, row 29-04
Harrie /Harry
∗ 1917-08-24
† 1945-03-15
Hameln (D
Heerlen - early resistance - press - Ordedienst - Netw. Bongaerts - police - carillon - Former soldier and after his demobilization by the Germans in 1940 member of the mine police. Was involved, among other things, in acts of sabotage in the Oranje-Nassau Mine I (O.N. I) in Heerlen, which was uncovered by the SiPo. In …

wall: left, row 19-05