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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Maastricht


Jo Lokerman
,
Districtschef LO
Wikimedia


Liberation of Maastricht
https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/2078292#map=10/50.8579/5.7009

About the resistance in Maastricht see also Mestreech online
war memorials in Maastricht
During World War II, more than 400 residents of Maastricht were deported and murdered by the Nazis. With a stumbling stone a lasting memory is created for these victims. In addition to Jews, Sinti and Roma, also the political opponents (resistance fighters) of the Nazi regime.

Three outstanding events are worth mentioning for Maastricht during the occupation:

  1. The OD law suit of Maastricht
  2. On Tuesday evening, May 9, 1944, Jo Lokerman, the local leader of the LO, was lured into a trap by the traitor Gonnie Zeguers-Boere. Immediately thereafter, a large wave of arrests began in the city. More than fifty people were seized, seven of them lost their lives. See The Treason of Maastricht.
  3. On Dolle Dinsdag (Mad Tuesday, september 5, 1944), the liberation of 80 prisoners finally succeeded. See: The raid on the Maastricht prison on september 5th, 1944.

The liberation of Maastricht took place on September 13th and 14th, 1944, by the Old Hickory Division. On September 14, Maastricht west of the river Maas was liberated.
https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lijst_van_oorlogsmonumenten_in_Maastricht


Liberated: 1944-09-13 – 1944-09-14
Wikipedia NL: Bevrijding van Maastricht

Maastricht – 98 pers.   ⇒All the fallen resistance people in Limburg
Asselmans,
Louis
∗ 1915-10-23
Maastricht
† 1944-03-21
Dachau II
Maastricht - unorganized resistance - forced labor - From January 31 to February 3, 1941, worked voluntarily for a few days in Bomlitz, Germany. Returned to Maastricht. From February 27 to June 7, 1941, he worked through the regional employment office at the De Kroon [1] company, which worked in France for the Organisation Todt [2]. From July 28 to …

This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Assen, van
Derk
∗ 1891-10-09
Hasselt (O)
† 1943-09-13
Horst (L)
Maastricht - L.O. - press - He was a bailiff at the direct taxes, married to Berendje Grolleman, belonged to LO-Maastricht. They were active in the distribution of underground papers such as Vrij Nederland and Trouw and participated in the founding of the L.O. in …
wall: left, row 29-02
Assen-Grolleman, van
Berendje
∗ 1894-03-29
Hasselt (Ov)
† 1945-02-18
Ravensbrück
- Maastricht - L.O. - press - Almost from the beginning of the German occupation in 1940, Berendje Grolleman (Berendina van Assen-Grolleman) and her husband Maastricht. They helped Jews and Allied& …
wall: left, row 29-03
Aussems,
Johannes
∗ 1919-11-14
Maastricht
† 1944-08-18
AEL Zöschen, Kr. Merseburg
Maastricht - person in hiding - forced labor - Johannes Aussems worked in the paper mill in Maastricht. His mother stated that he had to go to Germany (probably in February 1943) for forced labor. Police report after the war: "When her son came home from Germany on leave in May 1944, he was so emaciated from the hardships he had endured that his …

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Backer, Debacker, de
Willem
∗ 1894-09-11
Maastricht
† 1944-09-06
Leopoldsburg (B)
Maastricht - Belgium - Willem Debacker had a Maastricht mother and was born in Maastricht as well. That is why he is mentioned, by the way without any further comment, on maastrichtsegevelstenen.nl [1].
In the Netherlands, 6 September 1944 is called "Dolle Dinsdag" [7] (Mad Tuesday, english and french wiki available),< …

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Bartels,
Roelf H.
∗ 1868-09-25
Groningen
† 1942-12-14
KZ Neuengamme
Maastricht - press - Group Dresen - Factory owner, co-founder of the Dresen Group. Bartels and his wife Maria, 36 years his junior, had two stores in Maastricht, one in Heggenstraat and one in St. Maartenslaan. Captain in the reserve of the Dutch army. Despite his advanced age, Bartels joined the resistance. In his Tricotage house in< …
wall: left, row 30-01
Bellefroid,
Marcel
∗ 1922-07-16
Maastricht
† 1944-01-11
Maastricht
Maastricht - Marcel Marie Jules Victor Bellefroid was a painter, watercolorist and illustrator in Maastricht. [1]
In October 1943, he was arrested and imprisoned by the Nazis in Amsterdam. None of the websites that mention him give a reason for this, but maastrichtsegevelstenen.nl calls him a resistance&nb …

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Berets,
Ernst
∗ 1898-10-16
Krefeld
† 1943-01-31
Auschwitz
Maastricht - Jew - On maastrichtsegevelstenen.nl [4] Ernst David is mentioned as a resistance fighter. He came from a Jewish family with many children. His father was Dutch, his mother German. They had moved to Krefeld after the First World War and had a wholesale business with fruit and vegetables as well as a&nbs …

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Beyleveld,
Johan
∗ 1916-03-21
Maastricht
† 1945-01-14
Neuengamme
Maastricht - person in hiding - Johan Beyleveld was a porcelain decorator in the ceramics industry of Maastricht. Probably to evade the forced Arbeitsdienst in Germany, he had gone into hiding. Is that resistance? In fact it is, maastrichtsegevelstenen.nl [6] finds. Also on the walls in the resistance monument of the province of

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Bloemgarten,
Rudolf
∗ 1920-05-07
Maastricht
† 1943-07-01
Bloemendaal
Maastricht - Jew - press - Student - Rudi Bloemgarten was born in Maastricht [1], lived as a child in Schaarbeek ( region of Brussels) from 1924 to 1933 and then in Amsterdam, where he studied medicine during the occupation.
On eerebegraafplaatsbloemendaal.eu [5] we read about him:

born: May 7, 1920 in  …

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Boorn, v.d.
René A. Ch.
∗ 1907-10-29
Heer (L)
† 1945-01-20
Linne
Maastricht - Deputy Commissioner at the Provincial Registry, former Chief of Cabinet of the Governor of the Province of Limburg, executive secretary of the Crystal Soda factory in Linne. René van den Boorn lost his job at the province administration because the tennis club, of which he was president, did not …
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Bos,
André
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1943-02-12
Neuengamme
Maastricht - CPN - André Bos was a party member of the CPN. According to their archive (ARCH00347.148) he was a peat worker. Of course, he could not have practiced this profession in Maastrichti. Arrested several times: on 28 February 1941 together with  …

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Broek, van den
Cornelis /Cornelius
∗ 1907-07-21
Heer
† 1945-03-12
Rotterdam
Maastricht - local contact - police - Cornelis van den Broek, was a corporal of the Marines in Den Helder [1][4] until the surrender of the Dutch forces in May 1940. During the war he worked as Opperwachtmeester at the police in Rotterdam at the Hoflaan. He belonged to the KP (Knokploeg, armed group) in Rotterdam. On …

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Brouwer,
Leendert Th.
Leo
∗ 1907-06-01
Nijmegen
† 1943-05-02
Wellerlooi (Bergen [L])
Maastricht - CCD - L.O. - april/may strike - District head of the CCD (Crisis Controle Dienst, an agency designed to protect the food market from black marketeers). He was part of the resistance group  … …
wall: left, row 30-02
Brouwers,
Hendrikus Antonius Hubertus
∗ 1919-10-09
Maastricht
† 1945-03-14
Neuengamme
Maastricht - L.O. - Commercial traveller. Over fifty people were arrested due to the betrayal of Gonnie Zeguers-Boere, including a hidden person whom she had taken into her home in order to give the impression that she could be completely trusted, as well as H. Brouwers who had brought the hider to her. (Cammaert VIb,< …

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Cahn,
David Leo
∗ 1923-12-07
Maastricht
† 1942-08-14
Auschwitz
Maastricht - Jew - early resistance - press - Group Dresen - Jewish butcher’s son, residing at Lenculenstraat 9 in Maastricht. He belonged to the civilian branch of the Dresen group, which was mainly engaged in the distribution of illegal leaflets and writings, specially the Oranje Koerier. For example, to finance the purchase of weapons,&nbs …

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Ceulen,
Alphonsus Antonius Pieter Hubertus
Alphons
∗ 1923-10-29
Maastricht
† 1945-03-17
AEL Hunswinkel
Maastricht - Roermond - forced labor - Alfons Ceulen lived in Maastricht until November 24, 1937, then in Roermond. He was a student. An official of the regional employment office recalled after the war that he was deported to Germany during the front period from Roermond, i.e. in the period September 1944 - March 1945. [1#8]
During

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Collas,
Laur
∗ 1917-07-19
Maastricht
† 1943-10-06
Maastricht
Maastricht - Glassblower, worked as a frontier worker in Aachen. Regularly brought escaped forced laborers and prisoners of war to Maastricht. Shot down from his roof by the SiPo during an escape attempt. Source: Cammaert I, p. 211
Conaert,
Hubertus
∗ 1925-01-19
Maastricht
† 1945-02-28
Straflager Köln, AEL?
Maastricht - forced labor - The birth and death of Hubertus Conaert are documented in the Nederlandsche Staatscourant of September 19, 1950 under number 62921 [1].
According to maastrichtsegevelstenen.nl he died in October 1944 in a penal camp in Cologne of typhus [4]. Since the Staatscourant is more precise about the date, …

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Corsius,
Johan
∗ 1913-06-07
Maastricht
† 1944-09-08
Maastricht
Maastricht - Johan Corsius was a shoemaker. [5] Two days after Mad Tuesday [4] he was shot in the street by the SiPo. [1] Why? Also wo2slachtoffers.nl can not tell us more. [2]
Do you know more? Write us!
Sure, we know that the mood in the city was explosive so close to the liberation of Maastricht a< …

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Crapts,
Henricus Nicolaas
Nic
∗ 1913-12-06
Maastricht
† 1944-09-13
Lanaye/Ternaaien
Maastricht - Belgium - Secret Army (B) - Nic Crapts was a member of the Secret Army, also called the White Brigade. While accompanying the first liberators on September 13, 1944, he was shot at from one of the last German machine gun nests from the heights of Caestert and mortally wounded.
Reburied with military honors in< …

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Dieteren,
Jan Alphons
Jan
∗ 1912-10-26
Schinnen
† 1945-03-01
Neuengamme
Maastricht - april/may strike - Jan Dieteren from Schinnen had been living in Maastricht since May 2, 1934[1#2], his wife was Anna Catharina DANIELS from Oud-Vroenhoven. [1#1][1#5]
He was a miner at the Hendrik State Mine in Brunssum and was arrested for sabotage against the …

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Dijk, van
Johan
∗ 1917-04-23
Maastricht
† 1941-01-27
Leusden, kamp Amersfoort
Maastricht - unorganized resistance - Johannes van Dijk was an earthworker. [1#2]
The municipality of Maastricht wrote about his detention and death to the OGS on October 12, 1953: Police transit camp in Amersfoort. The father received notification from the German police (via the municipal police) that his

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Dresen,
Alf(ons)
∗ 1885-10-18
Luik
† 1944-01-05
Fort Rhijnauwen, Bunnik
Maastricht - early resistance - Group Erkens - Alphonse Henri Louis Dresen was chief dispatcher in Maastricht at the Dutch Railway Company and as such he knew everything about train movements in his area. Married, belonged to the resistance group Erkens-De Liedekerke, arrested in July 1942, executed on 5.1.1944 in Bunnik near Utrecht. Buried in< …
wall: left, row 30-04
Dresen,
Pierre
∗ 1897-02-07
Maastricht
† 1942-12-01
Neuengamme
Maastricht - early resistance - Group Dresen - Resident of Maastricht, demobilized professional soldier, temporary cashier of the distribution service, founder of the Dresen group, which initially also called itself the RAF group. (Cammaert hoofdstuk II-II. De groep-Dresen, from p. 94). See also  …
wall: left, row 31-01
Droogleever-Fortuyn,
Kees
∗ 1922-04-10
Amsterdam
† 1944-09-07
Mauthausen
Maastricht - dutch soldier - Studied in Leiden, traveled to England via Gibraltar with his fellow student Louis d’Aulnis and was trained by the Secret Intelligence Service [1] or MI6 (Military Intelligence, Section 6). He was dropped in the night of 24 to 25 September 1942 at Balloo in the province of Drenthe to become …
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Duijnkerke /Duin… /Duyn…,
Jan M.
∗ 1902-10-25
Yerseke
† 1943-03-04
Neuengamme
Maastricht - early resistance - Group Dresen - The barge master J.M. Duynkerke usually transported cement in the Netherlands and abroad with his boat Maria, but also refugees. The home port of the Maria was the old harbor of Maastricht, the Bassin. Arrested 09-12-1941.
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Dumoulin,
Mathieu Marie Joseph Antoine
Mathieu
∗ 1918-03-12
Maastricht
† 1944-11-08
Fuhlsbüttel Neuengamme
Maastricht - Is the driver Mathieu Marie Joseph Antoine Dumoulin the same person referred to by Fred Cammaert as F. Dumoulin, who brought Allied aircrew to Belgium in his truck? Perhaps also related… [1]
After his arrest (when, where, for what?)
Do you know more? Write us! he was successively in Haagsche Veer&n …

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Engeln,
Paulus Anthonius
Tom
∗ 1902-01-30
Purmerend
† 1945-04-27
KZ Mauthausen-Ebensee
Maastricht - early resistance - press - Group Dresen - Paulus Anthonius (Tom) Engeln, a shopkeeper and leather goods manufacturer living in Maastricht, was of German descent and divorced from a German wife, Betsy Wanger, with whom he had three children. In 1942 they were 4, 7 and 12 years old. In the back room of his shop, he printed the illegal  …
wall: middel, row 14-02
Erkens,
Niek /Nic
Van der Maas/ Niek
∗ 1894-10-10
Maastricht
† 1943-10-09
Fort Rhijnauwen (prov. Utrecht
Maastricht - Sittard - early resistance - Group Erkens - Nicolaas Egidius Erkens was married to a Liège woman, he spoke French well and was an organizer of cross-border resistance to Belgium, especially with regard to smuggling refugees (Group Erkens). Cammaert writes (Chapter II, …
wall: right, row 18-03
Franssen,
Joseph Ludovicus
Josef
∗ 1905-10-17
Maastricht
† 1944-05-07
Bergen-Belsen
Maastricht - forced labor - The rebar worker Josef Franssen lived in Maastricht. On February 25, 1943, he was forced to go to work at an unknown location in Germany. [1#2]
Nothing has yet been found in the archives about what happened next, except that he died in Bergen-Belsen. [4]
Apparently he had somehow& …

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Frantzen,
Petrus
Pie
∗ 1892-12-27
Maastricht
† 1943-05-25
Neuengamme
Maastricht - Earthworker and resident of Maastricht. On oorlogsgravenstichting.nl we can read:
My name is Piet van der Linde. E-mail: piet.vanderlinde-t@telfort.nl. I am the grandson of Petrus Frantzen. My mother was G.J.W.E. Frantzen. I am in possession

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Frissen,
Theodorus Joannes Gerardus Pierre
∗ 1923-10-29
Maastricht
† 1945-03-05
Buchenwald
Maastricht - press - Born in Maastricht, his parents were from Houthem and his last known address in the Netherlands was in Leiden. There he was an office worker. [1.1]
On October 10, 1943, he was arrested in his office for distributing the underground magazine Trouw. [1.2]
At the beginning of 1945 he was in&nb …

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Goldsteen,
Frits /Fritz
∗ 1918-07-09
Rheydt (D)
† 1942-08-15
Oświęcim /Auschwitz
Maastricht - unorganized resistance - After their marriage, his parents moved to Kohlscheid near Aachen, where they opened a fabric store. The children Alfred [1] and Carl were born there. In 1909 or 1910 the family moved to Rheydt, where Frederik (Frits) was born in 1918. In 1919 they sold the store and took a long vacation to recover< …
wall: left, row 31-03
Gronden, van der
Gerrit J.
∗ 1895-12-13
Dordrecht
† 1943-01-02
Neuengamme
Maastricht - Valkenburg - CPN - early resistance - press - Driver and mechanic at the GGD (municipal medical service), married. As a driver, he also disseminated banned writings. He helped people to flee and provided medical care when needed. All this in collaboration with his brother A.C. van der Gronden [1]
He took care of Jewish people in hiding, was< …
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
Gerrit J. van der Gronden op de lijst van personen die tijdens de bezetting belangrijk waren voor Valkenburg.
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Gulikers,
Louis Joseph
∗ 1924-05-12
Maastricht
† 1944-05-11
Bitterfeld (Buchenwald)
Maastricht - forced labor - Louis Gulikers was a ceramic worker by profession. [1] Of the five war victims with this profession listed by the Oorlogsgravenstichting (War Graves Institution), four are from Maastricht and the surrounding area and one from Gouda. Both cities are known for their ceramic industries. He worked …

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Gulikers,
Pieter Joseph Hubert
Pierre
∗ 1893-03-13
Itteren
† 1945-03-08
Amsterdam
Maastricht - press - Pierre Gulikers was a bookkeeper [1#3][7] and section commander of the BS in Santpoort-Dorp. [2]
On March 8, 1945 he was shot along with 51 others in Amsterdam, in retaliation for the (inadvertent) attack on SS commander Rauter [3].

There is a short biography of Pierre at …

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Hage,
Dirk
∗ 1909-02-17
Dreischor
† 1943-04-03
Neuengamme
Maastricht - early resistance - press - Group Dresen - After his demobilization as a soldier in 1940, Dirk Izak Hage became a customs officer with the rank of hulpkommies and found some like-minded people in the Caberg (Maastricht) customs office. He was to play such an important role in the Dresen group that it is also called the Dresen-Hage& …
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Henderson,
Franciscus Hubertus Antonius
Frans
∗ 1881-12-26
Maastricht
† 1943-11-22
kamp Vught
Meerssen - Maastricht - Ordedienst - Frans Henderson’s father was a NCO in the 2nd Infantry Regiment in Maastricht. [1#1]
Frans married Maria Francisca Geertsen on August 17, 1907 in Nijmegen [2]. The family moved to Meerssen on 1 October 1926 [1#2] where his wife died on 7 September 1939. [1#1]
He was a& …

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Hendriks,
Jan
∗ 1905-05-07
Maastricht
† 1943-01-27
kamp Vught
Maastricht - CPN - press - Johan H. Hendriks was a pavement worker and worked in a pigment factory (Maastrichtsche Zinkwit Maatschappij. In 1939, he ran for the Communist Party of the< …
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Herben,
Johannes
∗ 1908-01-18
Maastricht
† 1944-11-10
kamp Wuppertal-Barmen
Maastricht - Glasslijper paratyphus  …

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Heuts,
Chris
∗ 1888-06-12
Meerssen
† 1943-02-24
Kamp Vught
Maastricht - CPN - press - Plasterer. Distributor of the magazine De Vonk. At struikelsteen-maastricht.nl (pdf) we can read: “As a communist he participated in …
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Heynen,
Pierre
∗ 1918-02-01
Amby
† 1943-11-09
AEL Mülheim
Maastricht - unorganized resistance - forced labor - Pierre Heynen (often spelled Heijnen) was an aircraft builder. He worked at the Hague aircraft factory Pander & Sons. Its owner Henk Pander was an enthusiastic member of the NSB [1] and built 555 gliders of the type Schneider SG-38 (Schul Gleiter 38, photo Wikimedia) [2] for the  …

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Hokke,
Hendricus Fredericus Jan
∗ 1921-05-13
Heerlen
† 1945-01-04
Neuengamme
Maastricht - unorganized resistance - forced labor - Hendricus Hokke was a carpenter and or joiner. Around March 1943 he was forced to go to work in Germany. [1#3]
After that, he does not seem to have returned from leave and/or gone into hiding, because on August 18, 1944, he was arrested and taken to Neuengamme via the Amersfoort concentration& …

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Holty /Holtij,
Bernhard
∗ 1890-11-29
Amsterdam
† 1942-01-10
Neuengamme
Maastricht - CPN - press - The father of Bernard Theodoor Adolf Holty was German. In the Netherlands his name was often spelled as Holtij. After the death of his parents, Bernard moved in with his brother Franz and lived with him in Cologne for an unknown period of time. He was a carpenter and was exempted from military&nb …
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Hougardy,
Gène
∗ 1893-12-08
Oud Vroenhoven
† 1945-02-03
Dachau
Maastricht - Sittard - Eugène Petrus Hubertus Hougardy, hotelier and pub owner (in Sittard?), × Maria Catharina Janssen.
Do you know more? Write us!
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Houtappel,
(Ed)Mond
∗ 1901-10-18
Maastricht
† 1944-11-24
Neuengamme
Maastricht - early resistance - L.O. - Edmond Marie Hubert Ghislain Henri Houtappel was a wine merchant and ran a wholesale grocery store at Wolfstraat 8 (Fa. Wed. R. W. Hustinx, Koffiebranderij, groothandel in koloniale waren). Captain of the Reserve in the Dutch Army, he was in charge of the Wahlwiller Border Guard Company of the 13th< …
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Hövell tot Westerflier, van
Jozef
van Veen
∗ 1919-01-12
Maastricht
† 1945-01-04
Meppen (sub. Neuengamme)
Maastricht - Nijmegen - Student - Full name: Jozef Felix Henri Marie baron van Hövell van Wezeveld en Westerflier. He was a conscript and attended pilot training in Rotterdam until his demobilization by the Germans. For his funeral card reads:
Being trained at the S.R.O.M.L. in Rotterdam  [1], President …

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Hulst, van
Joseph
∗ 1915-08-27
Maastricht
† 1944-09-05
kamp Vught
Maastricht - unorganized resistance - Photo: Stumbling stone in front of his house, Kersenmarkt 2, Maastricht. [10]

Joseph van Hulst lived in Maastricht and was a commercial traveler with textiles. [1]
His parents both worked in the pottery industry at the Ceramique factory. He had a tailor’s and a fabric …

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Hustinx,
Louis
∗ 1908-04-16
Bunde
† 1944-02-06
Rheinbach
Maastricht - Louis Evrard Eugene Hustinx was the Belgian consul in Maastricht. His sister Marie Houtappel-Hustinx was married to the wine merchant Edmond Houtappel, who ran the family business Fa. Widow R. W. Hustinx, coffee roasting and wholesale in colonial …

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Jamin,
Hubert J.
Hubèr
∗ 1880-05-29
† 1945-03-08
Buchenwald
Maastricht - L.O. - Caregiver and prison guard, belonged to the L.O.-Maastricht, specially helping imprisoned resistance fighters. Gonnie Zeguers-Boere, who since 1942 had a relationship with SiPo …
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Keibeck,
Jean-Hubert
Jan
∗ 1918-02-16
Maastricht
† 1944-08-06
Brussel
Maastricht - Secret Army (B) - Jean-Hubert Keibeck was a sergeant in the resistance movement Secret Army, also called B.N.B. (Belgische Nationale Beweging), sector Rekem, Limburg. The B.N.B. prepared for the arrival of the Allies in the summer of 1944. The objective was to attack the German army from behind. To this purpose,&n …

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Kortrijk,
Eelco
∗ 1910-10-07
Leeuwarden
† 1945-02-06
Neuengamme
Maastricht - person in hiding - Eelco Wigerius Maria Kortrijk was a waiter and manager, in hiding in Maastricht. Arrested on August 14, 1944, came to Neuengamme via Amersfoort. According to oorlogsgravenstichting.nl he died on February 7, 1945, but &nbs …
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Kraft,
Lambert
Bèr
∗ 1902-02-06
Maastricht
† 1942-06-22
Neuengamme
Maastricht - CPN - early resistance - press - Representative for vacuum cleaners. In the municipal elections in Maastricht on June 14, 1939, Bèr Kraft headed the list of the CPN (Communists). They achieved 5.18%. (&nb …
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Lemmens,
Johannes Antonius Mathias
Jan
∗ 1912-04-28
Limmel
† 1945-03-25
Nordhausen
Maastricht - Belgium - priest - forced labor - Secret Army (B) - Photo: The Hagiography Circle [1] →

Jan Lemmens was born in Limmel [2.1], a village then belonging to the municipality of Meerssen and today to Maastricht.
He was a monastic chaplain with the Ursuline Sisters in Maastricht, moved to ’s-Gravenvoeren [2.2] on January …

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Lemson,
Henk
∗ 1924-04-15
Maastricht
† 1945-04-07
Makkum
Maastricht - early resistance - K.P. - Group Dresen - person in hiding - Hendrik Th. Lemson was a tax official (direct taxes, Maastricht) and belonged to the so called Belastinggroep Maastricht (A resistance group of mainly tax officials who continued the work of Group Dresen after it had been busted). He had to go into hiding and did so in Makkum (Frisia), where< …
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Lochtman,
Hein
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
Kerkrade - Maastricht - L.O. - priest - Hein Lochtman ?
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Lochtman,
Hein
∗ 1911-09-02
Kerkrade
† 1945-02-27
Bergen Belsen
Kerkrade - Maastricht - L.O. - priest - Vicar in Limmel from 1940 and member of LO in Maastricht. He hid people in hiding. On May 10, 1944, he was arrested as a result of betrayal by Aldegonda (Gonnie) Zeguers-Boere and so mistreated that …
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Lokerman,
Jo S.H.
Thijs
∗ 1901-02-05
Rotterdam
† 1945-02-11
Neuengamme
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 was&n …
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Loon, van
Theodorus Hendrikus
Theo
∗ 1920-02-02
Maastricht
† 1945-04-01
Hengelo
Maastricht - Photo: memorial cross at the railroad in Hengelo, with the inscription: From the employees of the railroad to their colleague Theo van Loon…
On July 22, 2016, the memorial was damaged by vandals. The cross was broken off. Source:[3]

Theo van Loon moved to Deventer with his parents< …

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Maassen,
Armand Guillaume Henri
Armand
∗ 1920-01-03
Maastricht
† 1943-02-10
Leusden
Maastricht - Student - The student Armand Maassen was a sailor in the Roal Dutch Navy until his demobilization by the Germans. [1]
In September 1941, he crossed by canoe to England, where he immediately entered military service. [2]
People who went from the Netherlands to&nbs …

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Maka,
Guillaume (Giel)
∗ 1898-10-27
Maastricht
† 1942-02-06
Leusden
Maastricht - CPN - press - Giel Maka was a civil engineering worker, belonged to the resistance group De Vonk (a.o. printing and distribution of illegal literature), arrested on 9 September 1941 for refusing to work in Germany. Two different causes of death are reported: executed and deprivation ( …
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Meulensteen,
Hendrik A.C.
∗ 1886-03-28
Dinther
† 1943-02-05
Neuengamme
Maastricht - early resistance - Group Dresen - Shipping agent. His sons sailed on a barge. He and his wife ran her parents’ boatmen’s pub at Franschensingel. The regulars’ table or the back room soon became a regular meeting place for the Group Dresen. Of course,&nb …
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Muskens,
George
Arts
∗ 1923-07-02
Maastricht
† 1944-04-14
Arnhem
Maastricht - Nijmegen - K.P. - Student - George Muskens (Gregorius Johannes Arnoldus Maria Muskens) was a trainee sculptor. He was a member of the Nijmegen Knokploeg (armed unit) . [1][3]
In a failed liquidation attempt on 14/04/1944, Muskens was killed and Moormann was arrested. Quote oorlogsgravenstichting.nl [7]:

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Narinx,
Jos
∗ 1889-11-24
Maastricht
† 1943-01-07
Neuengamme
Maastricht - CPN - press - Jozef Wilhelmus Hubertus (Jos) Narinx was a painter and one of the founders of the Limburgse Kunstkring (Limburg Art Circle) and during the occupation distributor of De Vonk. Arrested on June 24, 1942 for anti-German sentiments and distribution of illegal literature. According
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Oppen, van
Ferdinand Marie Joseph Hubert
Ferdinand
∗ 1913-03-04
Maastricht
† 1945-02-02
Sachsenhausen
Maastricht - early resistance - On Oorlogsdoden Nijmegen [5] we read, that Ferdinand van Oppen was a lawyer and prosecutor.
He studied law in Nijmegen (1932 - 1937) … Already in the first months of the occupation he, reserve lieutenant of the Grenadiers en Jagers, was imprisoned for "illegal" activities.

What& …

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Pérée,
Theo
∗ 1913-10-13
Maastricht
† 1945-01-04
Neuengamme
Maastricht - unorganized resistance - forced labor - In the genealogy Henket Henquet [1] we read:
Theo Pérée from Maastricht was a

factory worker/ laborer in a noodle factory and domiciled Achter de Molens 6 in Maastricht. Theo died in Neuengamme concentration camp, Hausdeich 60, Hamburg, at 6:00 a.m. on January 4, 1945, of …

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Pijnacker Hordijk,
Anna
∗ 1881-06-11
Maastricht
† 1944-01-24
Ravensbruck
- Maastricht - Nijmegen - Anna Geertruida Adelheid was a daughter of rev. Arij Pijnacker Hordijk and Alida Margaretha Theodora de Ridder. She was married to Matthias Adriaan Snoeck. Sister of rev. Adriaan Nicolaas Pijnacker Hordijk and rev. Herbert Jacobus Pijnacker Hordijk. So a real theologian’s family. [1]
She&nbs …

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Putman,
Willem /Willy
∗ 1922-01-10
Maastricht
† 1945-04-03
Kdo. Meppen-Versen (Neuengamme
Maastricht - Willem Joseph Alouis Putman was a cook. He was arrested 1944 for having evaded the forced labor service. He died in the subcamp (Kommando) Versen between Meppen and the Dutch Klazienaveen. This was part of the Neuengamme camp system.
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Regout,
Robert
∗ 1896-01-18
Maastricht
† 1942-12-28
Dachau
Maastricht - early resistance - priest - Robert Hubert Willem Regout was a Jesuit and legal scholar. In 1934, he received his doctorate from the University of Nijmegen on the doctrine of “just war”. From 1939 he was an associate professor of international law there. During the occupation, he provided information everywhere on the&nb …

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Regout,
Robert
Paul
∗ 1917-12-05
Maastricht
† 1945-05-07
Utrecht
Maastricht - Robert Herman Marie Regout was part of a twelve-man arrest team from the Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten that went to arrest NSB leader Anton Adriaan Mussert (born May 11, 1894 Werkendam - executed May 7, 1946) on Monday, May 7, 1945. It turned out that he had already traveled to The Hague the previous< …

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Ritzen,
Hendricus Servatius
Servaas
∗ 1888-08-11
Maastricht
† 1944-09-14
Maastricht
Maastricht - unorganized resistance - Servaas Ritzen was a supervisor at the theater. He hid people in hiding in his apartment.
On September 9, 1944, shortly before the liberation of Maastricht, Ritzen was seriously injured when the chief of the security police in Maastricht, Max Strobel (often spelled Ströbel, but Strobel seems to< …

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Roomberg,
Eugène
∗ 1905-03-14
Amsterdam
† 1947-02-13
Maastricht
Maastricht - Eugène Marie Herman Martinus Roomberg was an artist. He was arrested in 1940 when his drunk friend and colleague insulted the occupiers. It turned out that he was sheltering Allied airmen and distributing illegal literature. Imprisoned in the Oranjehotel in Scheveningen. Tortured, deliberately&n …
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Rutten,
Eduardus Servatius Valentinus Maria
Eduard
∗ 1923-08-12
Maastricht
† 1945-04-23
Flossenbürg,
Maastricht - Student - person in hiding - forced labor - Picture: Wikimedia →→→

Three of Eduard Rutten’s older brothers were in hiding, and he himself probably as well, as he was a student. He was arrested …

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Ruyters,
Peter
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
Maastricht - Is dit een geval van dubbel op? Zie ook Peter Leonard Ruyters, die vermeld staat op het
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Schabbink,
Gerardus Johannes
Gerard
∗ 1908-04-25
Utrecht
† 1945-01-01
Heer
Maastricht - Gerard Schabbink was a doctor and member of the Stoottroepen Limburg [1]. On New Year’s Eve he was on his way to render aid to American soldiers, but was killed in a traffic accident in Heer.
He was buried in the Maastricht-Oostermaas cemetery, grave H79. [2]

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Schols,
Albertus Eugenius Leonardus
Ab
∗ 1916-04-10
Maastricht
† 1944-10-25
Effeld (D)
Maastricht - L.O. - - press - Ab Schols was department head at the rijksverkeersinspectie (National Traffic Inspectorate) and deputy secretary of the director. During the occupation he was an collaborator of L.O. leaders like Father Bleys and Uncle Leo Moonen in &nbs …
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Schutgens,
Jean Gérard Marie
Jerry?
∗ 1894-09-14
Maastricht
† 1944-03-02
Maastricht
Maastricht - Jean Gérard Marie Schutgens was a journalist. Buried in the municipal cemetery Oostermaas in Maastricht, grave 1st cl., P 26
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Slangen,
Jan Willem
Sjeng
∗ 1922-01-10
Maastricht
† 1945-03-22
Bergen-Belsen
Maastricht - L.O. - Sjeng was a warehouseman, belonged to the L.O. in Limmel, municipality of Maastricht. Arrested in the spring of 1944. He was 23 years old at the time of his death.
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Smidt,
Alex Klaas
Lex
∗ 1914-11-22
Diepenveen
† 1942-05-11
Sachsenhausen
Maastricht - early resistance - Ordedienst - OD-Proces - Photo: Book of the Dead 3, Oranjehotel Foundation [2].

Lex Smidt was a member of the rugby club ’t Gooi since November 1940. On its website [1] it is stated that he served as a sergeant in the motor service, which provided drivers and vehicles in the pre-war  …

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Smink,
Harmen
∗ 1919-11-26
Harderwijk
† 1942-05-11
Sachsenhausen
Maastricht - early resistance - press - Ordedienst - OD-Proces - The source of the text below is mostly the English version of Traces of War. [1]
The photograph is from the Death Book of the Orange Hotel. [4]
Harmen Smink did his military service as a wachtmeester (~ sergeant) with the motorized artillery. After the May war in 1940 he joined the

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Smit,
Daniel Johan
∗ 1909-11-14
Haarlem
† 1942-05-11
Sachsenhausen
Maastricht - Ordedienst - OD-Proces - Daniel Smit worked at the construction company Kondor. [3]
He was arrested in September 1941 and spent about eight months in the Oranjehotel before being taken to Maastricht, sentenced to death there, and murdered in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, we read in the Book of the Dead of the& …

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Soesman,
Gerard L.R.
∗ 1922-06-23
Valkenburg
† 1945-01-21
Auschwitz/Oświęcim
Maastricht - Valkenburg - CPN - Jew - early resistance - press - Student HBS (high school). Listed in the Honor Roll of Victims 1940 – 1945 [1], 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 [2]: “Gerhard Lodewijk Robertus …
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Gerard L.R. Soesman op de lijst van personen die tijdens de bezetting belangrijk waren voor Valkenburg.
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Sonneville,
Alphonse
Fons
∗ 1883-07-23
Maastricht
† 1945-02-25
Dachau
Maastricht - CPN - press - Representative for wine, worked for a French secret service. During the Occupation, he was suspected of working for British and Belgian intelligence during World War I and later for the French Popular Front government. He was a propagandist for the Vereniging van Vrienden van de Sovjetunie …
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Tripels,
Jenny
∗ 1883-07-21
Maastricht
† 1945-02-06
Ravensbrück
- Maastricht - Belgium - The information below is from Wikisage. [1]
Jenny Emma Félicie Tripels was a Dutch member of the Belgian resistance during World War II.
She became acquainted during World War I with the Belgian Charles Stockmans, an Antwerp based industrialist who fled to the Netherlands during the war< …

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Ubachs,
Jan
∗ 1920-09-07
Maastricht
† 1945-02-10
Mauthausen Gusen
Maastricht - forced labor - Jan Ubachs from Maastricht was sent to work in Germany on Oct. 8. [1]
So far we have no data on it, whether he resisted or how it went on after his deportation, only that he died in Gusen. The Gusen concentration camp in Upper Austria consisted in fact of three camps, belonging to the&nbs …

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Ubachs,
Theodorus Nicolaas Hubertus
Theo
∗ 1888-10-05
Gronsveld
† 1944-10-02
Maastricht
Maastricht - inwoner Maastricht, overleden kort na de bevrijding van Maastricht. Volgens maastrichtsegevelstenen was hij een verzetsman. [1][2]
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Ummels,
Joseph W.
Giel
∗ 1908-12-06
Geulle
† 1944-12-08
Sachsenhausen
Maastricht - L.O. - Butcher in the Wolfstraat 6. He was a brother of the one year older Mathieu Ummels. His neighbor was Edmond (Mond) Houtappel. His butcher shop was a good hiding place for British pilots, Jewish&n …
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Ummels,
Mathias Hubertus
Mathieu
∗ 1907-07-17
Geulle
† 1945-05-06
Neuengamme
Maastricht - L.O. - Mathieu Ummels was one year older than his brother Giel Ummels. He was arrested on May 10, 1944, one day after his brother. Was seen in the sick bay of the concentration camp of Sandbostel (a subcamp of Neuengamme) on May 1, 1945. He is said to have …
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Ummels,
Petrus
∗ 1917-02-25
Maastricht
† 1944-06-16
Berlin-Spandau
Maastricht - forced labor - Petrus Ummels of Maastricht was an underground worker [1#2] in the Maurits State Mine and, according to the director of the Maastricht Regional Labor Office, had to go to Germany on March 17, 1942, after "arbitrary absence" from work, to work for Opel A.G. in Brandenburg. [1#6]
His&n …

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Veenstra,
Jacob Halbe
Jacob
∗ 1919-12-23
Amsterdam
† 1944-02-09
Helgoland
Maastricht - forced labor - The parents of concrete worker Jacob Veenstra were from Leeuwarden. He himself was married to Helena Schobbe, born in Maastricht [1#2] and lived there with her. Jacob had already (probably voluntarily) worked at the Dalli-Werke in Stolberg (near Aachen) from September 11, 1941 [1#5], but it is not

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Verhagen,
Douwe
∗ 1917-10-08
Assen
† 1943-01-04
Neuengamme
Maastricht - early resistance - Group Dresen - Douwe Verhagen was a professional sergeant in May 1940 at the enclosure dam, where the Dutch defenders defied the invading troops of Nazi Germany the longest. From the summer of 1940, he worked …
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Verhoeven,
Hubertus
∗ 1919-08-25
Maastricht
† 1945-04-21
Dachau
Maastricht - unorganized resistance - forced labor - Huub Verhoeven lived in Maastricht. He was forced to work in Germany, probably in March 1942. [1].
Investigations by the Red Cross revealed that he “must have resisted” there. In Germany he was repeatedly arrested (article in Limburgs Dagblad, February 23, 1967. This is also the source

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Visser,
Adriaan
∗ 1918-08-02
Maastricht
† 1945-03-08
Utrecht
Maastricht - gefusilleerd

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Voncken,
Willem Louis
Willem
∗ 1889-02-19
Maastricht
† 1942-05-03
Sachsenhausen
Maastricht - early resistance - Ordedienst - OD-Proces - Willem Voncken completed the secondary school Bisschoppelijk College in Roermond. This was followed by military officer training at the KMA (Royal Military Academy) in Breda. At the start of the war on May 10, 1940, he was a major in the army [1] and assigned to the depot Wielrijders (bicycle&nbs …

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Vuist,
Johannes Franz
∗ 1915-04-28
Essen (D)
† 1944-09-13
Sachsenhausen
Maastricht - Johannes Vuist was son of Cornelis Jacobus Vuist (∗ October 10, 1889, Weststellingwerf, † December 04, 1977 Kerkrade) and Martha Czennia [1][2]. His Dutch death certificate was issued in the municipality of Maastricht, his last place of residence [2]. For what he ended up in the Sachsenhausen …

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Wolf,
Egbert
∗ 1917-09-07
Maastricht
† 1942-12-04
Neuengamme
Maastricht - early resistance - Group Dresen - Customs officer, working at the Maastricht-Caberg border office. A strong anti-German mood prevailed there. He belonged to the RAF group, arrested 1 or 2 December 1941. (Cammaert hoofdstuk II, p. 96) Stumblestone or
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Zwaans,
Harry
∗ 1898-04-03
Rotterdam
† 1942-07-27
Dachau
Maastricht - Jesuit Harry Zwaans came to Maastricht in September 1940 as director of the Canisius Congregation. Arrested on 26 July 1941, Memorial Chapel in Maastricht, Von Dopfflaan, Jezuïetenberg (Jesuit Mountain, not freely accessible).
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