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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Unorganized resistance

There was a lot of unorganized resistance, many cases of which are no longer known. This ranged from a one-time act of resistance by an individual to continuous resistance, for example, by a family. So under this category we also include small groups that did not work within the framework of a larger organization.

Unorganized resistance – 20 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 …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Bode, de
Nelly Adriana Jeannette
Nelly
∗ 1905-09-07
Heer
† 1944-01-16
Vught
- Heer - unorganized resistance - Nelly de Bode was born in Heer (today municipality of Maastricht). She lived in Rotterdam and worked at the G.A.B. (municipal employment office). She helped people in hiding. This came to light because she had given her identity card to a Jewish neighbour. [1]
She was arrested and transferred …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Brouns,
Martinus Hubertus
Martin
∗ 1918-11-13
St. Pieter (M’tricht
† 1945-04-11
Mauthausen
Geleen - unorganized resistance - forced labor - Martin Brouns was a bread peddler [1#2] and a miner. On August 19, 1929 he moved with his parents from Maasticht to Geleen. [1#3]
After being dismissed from the Staatsmijn (state mine) Maurits, he was employed in a German mine. He stayed at home for a few days …

wall: left, row 09-02
Caris,
Peter Hubertus
Pierre
∗ 1924-01-10
Haelen
† 1944-03-08
KZ Mittelbau-Dora (Buchenwald)
Haelen - unorganized resistance - forced labor - Pierre Caris was a car mechanic.
On April 16, 1943, he was forced to work in Germany by the regional labor office in Roermond. [1]
Later he ended up in concentration camp Dora. His prisoner number there was 28848. [2]
The Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp was put into operation …

wall: left, row 12-03
Cobben,
Karel Hendrik
Hein
∗ 1925-01-15
Hoensbroek
† 1944-12-25
Neuengamme
Nuth - unorganized resistance - Hein Cobben was the second son of a family with four children. They lived in Vaesrade, municipality of Nuth. He was a miner and stocky build. He regularly fought with members of the  …
wall: left, row 40-01
Colleije (Colleye),
Joseph
∗ 1921-07-27
Eys (Wittem)
† 1949-01-25
Nijmegen
Simpelveld - unorganized resistance - police - Josephus Hubertus Theodorus (Joseph) Colleije died after the liberation as a result of the starvation and exhaustion suffered in the prisons and camps, and was subsequently buried in Eys. Since his parents moved to Simpelveld, he too is registered there as a war victim. In the late 30’s and …

wall: right, row 17-01
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 …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
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 …

wall: left, row 31-03
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 …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Hilten, van
Antoon Gerrit Guillaume
Tom
∗ 1923-11-09
Geleen
† 1945-02-24
Neuengamme
Geleen - unorganized resistance - Student - forced labor - Tom van Hilten was a student [1#1] and an office worker. [1#3]
He had evaded mandatory labor service in Germany, but was picked up in a raid in 1942 or 1943 and taken to Germany. [1#2]
After the war, the local administation of Geleen wrote to the …

wall: left, row 10-01
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 …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
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 …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-

Janssens,
Everhardus Lippe Jelle
Evert
∗ 1916-10-09
Heerlen
† 1943-05-29
Siegburg (D)
Geleen - unorganized resistance - Evert Janssens was an office worker at State Mine Maurits in Geleen and lived at Annastraat 8. [1#3]. He had moved from Schaesberg to Geleen on August 30, 1941. Only on January 29, 1943 he was deregistered from this municipality as unknown …

wall: left, row 09-03
Oljans,
Wicher
∗ 1922-07-03
Beilen
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt
Roermond - unorganized resistance - Student - person in hiding - Student MTS (Middelbare Technische School) [1#4].
Oorlogsgravenstichting.nl [8] calls him a “member of the resistance”. Maybe that was more than setting up the hiding place mentioned below, but we don’t know more. So he appears here in the category of …

wall: right, row 09-03
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, …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-

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 …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Scheer, van der
Pieter Hendrik
∗ 1919-07-10
Nijmegen
† 1941-03-21
Nieuwenhagen
Nieuwenhagen - Nijmegen - early resistance - unorganized resistance - police - Pieter Hendrik van der Scheer was a conscript from 1939 until the end of the war, assigned to the Vickers M.C. 3rd Bat. 19th Reg. IVth Infantry Division and took part in the fighting during the combat days of May 10-15, 1940, in the vicinity of the …

This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Senster,
Hein
∗ 1914-12-21
Vaals
† 1945-05-03
Lübecker Bucht
Vaals - CPN - early resistance - unorganized resistance - Hendrik Servatius Jozef Senster was a miner. Arrested on fair Monday, June 23, 1941, a month and a half after the Germans invaded the Netherlands. He had organized a demonstration with a group of young people from Vaals. Then, in protest, they swept the street dirt in the direction of the …

wall: right, row 25-06
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 …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Voesten,
Wilhelmus Hubertus
∗ 1904-03-26
Venray
† 1944-10-18
Tegelen
Venray - unorganized resistance - person in hiding - He refused to come along with an arresting team to work in Germany and was subsequently shot by them. He died in the hospital in Tegelen. Lived in Venray-Heide and is listed on the war memorial near the Grote Kerk in Venray, see link below.
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