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

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Maasniel


Liberated: 1945-03-01

The Tears of Roermond

Maasniel – 4 pers.   ⇒All the fallen resistance people in Limburg
Frencken /Frenken,
Jacobus Petrus Hubertus
Jacques
∗ 1921-11-07
Urmond
† 1944-06-15
Bloemendaal
Maasniel - K.P. - A. Reulen and J.P.H. Frencken already had a distinguished career as resisters when they were asked to participate in the Knokploeg Roermond (Roermond Command Group) in December 1943. They transferred their area of operations to North Holland in January 1944. (Cammaert VII.II.2. De knokploegen van Helden en Roermond, pp. 767-768)
Report of the Higher SS and Police Leader ‘Nordwest’: “The Police Summary Court has sentenced the following Dutchmen to death: Factory worker Albert Reulen from Roermond and welder Jacobus Frenken from Maasniel. The convicts have participated as members of a terrorist group in the armed robberies of the town hall in Haelen on February 13, 1944, the town hall in Venhuizen on March 18, 1944, and the town hall in Heiloo on May 12, 1944. Food coupons, money, forms for identity cards and other things were stolen in quite large numbers. During the raid on the town hall in Venhuizen, one of the perpetrators shot the resisting police officer down. Thus, the convicts are guilty of participation in a clandestine organization, continued sabotage and unauthorized possession of firearms.”
wall: left, row 28-02
Laar, van
Jacob M.
∗ 1893-01-06
Maurik
† 1944-08-08
Maastricht
Maasniel - L.O. - On July 29, 1944, the SiPo-Maastricht conducted a raid, accompanied by NSB man and pub owner G.H. Holla from Roermond who was also department commander of the Hulplandwacht (auxiliary police), by A. Roselle, the chief of the Roermond police, who lived with Holla, (source: http://www.maasniel.nl/Geschiedenis/wo2/het_verzet_in_wereld_oorlog_2.htm) and by police officer G. Verheesen … With brutal force and intense interrogations, the SiPo hoped to find out more about the local resistance. Neither the searches nor the interrogations turned up anything. … 51-year-old Jacob Melis van Laar died in prison of heart failure. (Cammaert VIb, p. 623)
wall: left, row 28-03
Plas,
Willem
∗ 1924-05-25
Arnhem
† 1945-02-15
Oranienburg, Sachsenhausen
Maasniel - Commemorative plaque in the Roermond train station.
wall: left, row 28-04
Smeets,
Joseph
∗ 1904-02-18
Wessem
† 1944-09-26
Maalbroek/Asenray, gem. Maasni
Maasniel - L.O. - Shot near the German border for illegal possession of weapons, along with Paul J. Peeters, who had gone into hiding. (Cammaert VIb p. 624) Arrested on Sept. 25, 1944 (Het grote gebod, (The Great Commandment, p. 327).
wall: left, row 28-05