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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Students – 24 pers.   ⇒All the fallen resistance people in Limburg
Berden,
Sylvester
∗ 1919-09-02
Den Haag
† 1944-11-07
Kessel
Heel-Panheel - press - Student - person in hiding - Sylvester Willem Jerome Maria Martin Berden was a law student and during the German invasion he was a drafted sergeant. In 1943 he and his younger brother Joost went into hiding in a monastery in Heel. They began publishing the Daalzichtse Berichten Dienst (D.B.D.) on September 6, 1944, the day after Dolle Dinsdag. Dr. Cammaert wrote a paragraph about this underground paper [2]: “The two, sons of an editor of the daily newspaper De Tijd, came from Amsterdam. Because of the beautiful view of the Meuse valley from the local monastery where they were hiding, they named the newspaper Daalzichtse Berichten Dienst, Valley View News Service. Sylvester typed out the news from the allied radio stations and Joost pulled the D.B.D. in a run of two hundred copies. The radio came from W.H. Heber in Heel. The spirit-duplicator [3], typewriter and other equipment had been stolen from the town hall, where an NSB comrade was in charge. At first, the daily leaflet was pasted everywhere, but this was soon abandoned because the village was swarming with Germans. Since then, residents of Heel … distributed the paper in the region.
When the Allies approached at the end of October, Sylvester Berden, in cooperation with Rector Schaeken, mapped the German positions. He radioed the most important data to the Allies. From time to time he had them delivered by dogs. That this information was useful to the Allies was shown by the fact that the British, who had taken up positions southwest of the canal from Wessem to Nederweert, repeatedly shelled the German positions with great precision.” This, of course, attracted attention, and “on Sunday, November 5, a group of fifty German paratroopers surrounded the monastery.” In Sylvester Berden’s room at the monastery, the paratroopers found two radios, typed intelligence reports, and detailed sketches of German fighting positions in the area. They concluded that he must be the dreaded spy. After severe maltreatment, he was executed at Kessel-Eijk on November 7, 1944.
At delpher.nl you can read some issues of the DBD. [4] More information about this local underground newspaper can be found at wikipedia [7]
He is on the Erelijst van Gevallenen (Honor Roll of the Fallen 1940-194 of the Dutch Parliament) [6].

  1. Funeral card: http://www.bidprentjes-archief.nl
  2. Cammaert, Het Verborgen Front, Chapter XI, “De illegale pers” (The Illegal Press) on pp. 1090 ff.
  3. Wikipedia EN: spirit duplicator
  4. https://www.delpher.nl/nl/kranten/results?page=1&cql%5B0%5D=ppn%3D26912893X&coll=dddtitel&redirect=true
  5. https://oorlogsgravenstichting.nl/persoon/9749/sylvester-willem-jerome-maria-martin-berden
  6. https://www.erelijst.nl/node/2013
  7. Wikipedia NL: D.B.D.
  8. Digital Monument

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Driessen,
Harry G.
∗ 1921-11-11
Horst
† 1944-09-06
Tijdens transport
Horst - press - Student - distributor of underground newspapers. “Horst also did not escape the terror of the commando Berendsen of the AKD. They hunted down people in hiding under the leadership of Johan Berendsen, the "Terror of Venlo.” On July 29, 1944, Harry Driessen, a regional distributor of Vrij Nederland and Trouw, was arrested by J. Sabbé and J. van Zutphen. Driessen tried to escape, but was hit by a bullet in the back. He was transported to Vught via the hospital in Horst. During the prisoner transport from camp Vught to Sachsenhausen concentration camp on September 6, he tried to escape again, probably near Ravenstein. The guards opened fire, and Driessen was mortally wounded.” (Cammaert VIb, p. 592)
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Gubbels,
André
Leon Serra
∗ 1921-05-26
(Bergen (L)
† 1944-08-11
Kamp Vught
Arcen en Velden - press - Student - RVV - André Lambert Henri Marie Gubbels was a student who played an important role in the founding of the Raad van Verzet (Resistance Council) in Limburg. He also participated in resistance activities on behalf of Het Vrije Volk and Je Maintaindrai. On August 4, 1944 during a train check at Den Bosch station, a false ID and a revolver were found on him. He was executed after a few days near Camp Vught.
See also history.venlo.nl
www.tracesofwar.nl
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Hamers,
Hub
∗ 1921-04-16
Simpelveld
† 1944-12-29
KZ Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg
Simpelveld - L.O. - Student - person in hiding - Hubert Joseph Dyonisius Hamers was a student at T.H. in Delft (today Delft University of Technology). In May 1943 he was forced to work in Germany. On September 1, he managed to escape again. Hamers brought people in hiding to their destination in a truck belonging to his father’s company. (Cammaert VIb, p. 695). He was arrested as a result of the Klap van Wittem (Slap of Wittem) on July 21, 1944.
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Hermans,
Guus
∗ 1922-06-13
, Weert
† 1944-09-02
KZ Sachsenhausen
Weert - L.O. - Student - person in hiding - Henri Marie Auguste (Guus) Hermans refused to sign the declaration of loyalty which was obligatory for students and therefore had to go to Germany as a forced laborer. But “he was the first in Weert not to return after his weekend vacation. He organized the return of other students to Weert with forged medical certificates and false stamps under extremely difficult circumstances.” (E. Haanen) He became head of the Weert LO district. During the raid in Weert on June 21, 1944, he fell into the hands of the Germans. He died in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp at Oranienburg, about 30 km north of Berlin. According to the Oorlogsgravenstichting (War Graves Foundation) on September 2, 1944, according to the Totenbuch (Death Book) of Sachsenhausen on March 25, 1945. His successor as district leader was Frans Nies.
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Hoes,
Gerardus Adrianus
Geert
∗ 1919-02-10
Tilburg
† 1945-02-09
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Nijmegen - Elst - L.O. - municipality - Student - The outskirts of Limburg - Geert Hoes was one of the pioneers of LO-Elst and belonged to a group consisting mainly of municipal officials, including Hendrik Kammeraat, Kees Peters, Gerrit Erdkamp, Herman Geerlings, Piet van Hal, Wouter Hoogakker and himself. They took care of the people who were in hiding in their community. Many of them were "delivered" by the L.O. from neighboring Nijmegen. He was arrested in Arnhem on 26-07-1943 and was in possession of documents for people in hiding. [1]

Geert Hoes was a law student at the Roman Catholic University in Nijmegen and also worked in the municipal administration of Elst (between Nijmegen and Arnhem [2]). He was arrested on July 26, 1943, near Arnhem; in his possession were master cards and ration cards for people in hiding, as well as a stamp from the town hall of Elst. A police detective in Arnhem, Van Wier, tried to cover up the case, knowing that Hoes was involved in resistance work. However, the National Criminal Police in The Hague called in the Security Service and Police (SD/SiPo) in Arnhem. In Elst, 15 officers from the distribution office, the police and the town hall were arrested. How they fared during their imprisonment you can read in the introduction to the resistance victims of Elst. Only seven of them returned alive after the liberation. Geert Hoes was killed in February 1945. [4]

He is buried in Vught. [7][12]

In the entrance hall of the auditorium of Radboud University in Nijmegen, Geert Hoes is inscribed on the memorial plaque for members of the university community who have been killed in World War II. [8]

  1. Het grote gebod
  2. Elst Open Street Map
  3. oorlogsdodennijmegen.nl
  4. Erelijst van Gevallenen 1940-1945 van de Staten-Generaal (List of honour 1940-1945 of the Dutch Parliament)
  5. Digitaal Monument Neuengamme
  6. R.K. Begraafplaats Mariaplein, Vught, graf F 24
  7. Provinciaal Gedenkteken Memorial Provincial De Brabantse Soldaat, Waalre
  8. Nijmegen: Gedenkplaat voor de in de Tweede Wereldoorlog gevallen leden van de universitaire gemeenschap, voorheen in de hal van de aula aan de Wilhelminasingel, thans in de hal van de aula aan de Comeniuslaan. Zie: Tussen vrijblijvend en bevlogen, p. 19 Zie: Jan Brabers, Proeven van eigen cultuur, dl. 1, p. 278
  9. Memorial card www.noviomagus.nl B013
  10. Arnolds, A.L.M. & al. Gedenkboek 1940-1945 van de katholieke academische gemeenschap, Leiden 1947, p. 100
  11. https://oorlogsgravenstichting.nl/persoon/64743/gerardus-adrianus-hoes
  12. Digital Monument

  13. This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Jansen,
Willem Hendrik Marie
Wim
∗ 1922-05-13
Vierlingsbeek
† 1945-02-25
Buchenwald
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - L.O. - Student - person in hiding - The outskirts of Limburg - Vierlingsbeek At the age of 21, district leader of the LO in Vierlingsbeek after his predecessor Gerard Smals had to go into hiding in Nijmegen in January 1944. Thanks to his organizational skills, he managed to provide the more than 1,000 people in hiding with the necessary coupons and permits every month. In April 1944, Wim also had to go into hiding, in Cuijk-Vianen. The Vierlingsbeek district included the sub-districts of Bergen, Gennep, Mook, Vierlingsbeek, Boxmeer and Cuijk.
The districts of Vierlingsbeek, Nijmegen, and Maas and Waal were outside the province of Limburg, but were still part of the LO province of Limburg.
He fell into German hands at the raid of Weert on June 21, 1944.
Source: Dorpsraad Vierlingsbeek – “Pap, wat zijn dat voor doden”. Booklet from june 2000.
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.03-03
Kerres,
Hub.
∗ 1924-06-30
Kerkrade
† 1944-08-30
Buchenwald
Kerkrade - Student - Hubert Joseph Kerres was a student and Engelandvaarder (England sailer). As such he is listed on the wall plaque in the chapel at the cemetery of honor in Loenen. The newsletter from the Englandvaarders Museum (November 2017) also doesn’t know any more and asks for information. See also the story of Kees Droogleever-Fortuyn, another Engelandvaarder who returned to the Netherlands and fell into German hands.
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Lansdorp,
Loek
Charles v.d. Heuvel
∗ 1921-07-15
Semarang
† 1944-09-05
Arnhem
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - press - Student - The outskirts of Limburg - RVV - Louis Albert (Loek) Lansdorp kwam vanuit Tilburg, waar hij aan de Economische Hogeschool had gestudeerd, bij RVV-groep Deurne terecht, vermoedelijk omdat hij de loyaliteitsverklaring niet wilde tekenen en dus moest onderduiken. De RVV-groep Deurne werd geleid door Cor Noordermeer en had zijn basis in de boerderij De Zwarte Plak in America van het echtpaar Jacob & Johanna Poels-Emonts, ook wel het pilotencentrum De Zwarte Plak genoemd.[1]
Hij pleegde met de RVV op 3 september 1944 een overval op de gevangenis in Putten om de gevangen genomen rector van het Alkmaarse gymnasium Dr. Hemelrijk te bevrijden maar werd daarbij gearresteerd [1][2] en twee dagen later gefusilleerd
Op het Monument Verzetsstrijders America [3] staat te lezen

Ook zij gaven hun leven
voor onze vrijheid

J.G. Poels
Past. H.J. Vullinghs
M.A.H. Bouman
N.C. v. Oosterhout
C.K. Noordermeer
L.A. Lansdorp
H.G. Driessen
J.M. Starren
G.W. Ahout

  1. https://www.wo2slachtoffers.nl/bio/53447/Lansdorp-Louis-Albert.htm
  2. Krantenknipsel op oorlogsgravenstichting.nl
  3. Verzetsmonument America
  4. https://oorlogsgravenstichting.nl/persoon/88481/louis-albert-lansdorp
  5. Digital Monument

  6. This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.03-07
Loogman,
Jan
∗ 1922-03-12
Venray
† 1944-01-28
Großbeeren, Kr. Teltow
Venray - Student - The father of Johannes Adrianus Loogman was one of the 460 Dutch personalities held hostage by the Germans in Sint Michielsgestel at the beginning of the occupation. Jan went to study in Amsterdam in 1940 and became involved in the student’s resistance.
The whole Loogman family was in the resistance, among others a Jewish girl was hidden but unfortunately arrested and murdered (Duifje Gans, ∗ June 13, 1933 in Amsterdam, † September 06, 1944 in Auschwitz) She was a protégé of the group around Hanna van de Voort.
Read more about Duifje and family Loogman. Read about them also Vervolgd in Limburg: Joden en Sinti in Nederlands-Limburg tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog (Persecuted in Limburg. Jews and Sinti in Dutch Limburg during the Second World War) by Herman van Rens, p.  270.
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Moormann,
Julius Ferdinand
Jules
∗ 1924-04-12
Nijmegen
† 1944-05-17
??
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Nijmegen - K.P. - Student - The outskirts of Limburg - During a failed liquidation attempt on April 14, 1944, Julius Ferdinand Moormann was arrested and George Muskens killed. [1]
Oorlogsgravenstichting.nl writes [4]:

Student Moormann, son of high school director Moormann, was a member of the Knokploeg-Nijmegen. He was involved in three attempts on the chief of the political police in Nijmegen, Verstappen, which all failed. On April 10, 1944, he and George Muskens attempted to obtain German army insignia. The attempt failed. Muskens was shot. Moormann was arrested. His father and mother, as well as his sister Riet, were also arrested and imprisoned in the Vught camp. In Arnhem, Jules was sentenced to death on May 15, 1944, because he and George Muskens had attempted to "rob and murder a ethnic German (Reichsdeutscher) police chief inspector" in Nijmegen, according to Rauter in De Standaard on May 19, 1944. After torture, he was executed on May 17. May 1944 in Amsterdam, according to a letter from the president of the police district court martial in Arnhem-Velp (the story that he would have been executed on May 15 at Fort De Bilt in Utrecht is therefore probably based on an error). His friends Henri Hekking and Eddy Meulenberg were also involved in the resistance work. Hekking was killed, Meulenberg died shortly after the liberation of the whole country. Moormann’s parents and sister were released after his execution.

Julius is in the Roll of Honour 1940-1945 of the Dutch Parliament [2]
See also the documents about Julius in the National Archives. [3]
His burial place is unknown. [4]

  1. Het Grote Gebod, 1/2, De landelijke knokploegen, Kampen 1951, p. 591
  2. Erelijst 1940-1945
  3. https://www.nationaalarchief.nl/onderzoeken/archief/2.19.255.01/invnr/106045A/file/NL-HaNA_2.19.255.01_106045A_0004
  4. https://oorlogsgravenstichting.nl/persoon/106045/julius-ferdinand-moormann
  5. Digital Monument

  6. This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Muskens,
George
Arts
∗ 1923-07-02
Maastricht
† 1944-04-14
Arnhem
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Nijmegen - K.P. - Student - The outskirts of Limburg - 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]:

Gregorius Johannes Arnoldus Maria Muskens was the son of physician Dr. Arnold Lodewijk Marie Muskens (∗ Nijmegen December 31, 1878 – † 6 September 1964) and Geertruida Anna Elisabeth Maria van der Waarden. Father Muskens had previously been married to Emma Jeanne Regout of Maastricht, but she died in Heerlen in August 1918. Gregorius trained as a sculptor and was a very active member of the Knokploeg-Nijmegen. He searched for traitors within the resistance. On April 10, 1944, he was seriously wounded in a raid with student Julius Moormann on German soldiers and a German police chief inspector on the Nebo hill. He was accused of trying to rob and kill the chief inspector. The latter succeeded in shooting Muskens down. Four days later Muskens died in prison in Arnhem. Muskens was buried in the cemetery on the Daalseweg (24-6-4) until the fall of 1969, then in the field of honor of the Vredehof cemetery [5]. The student Julius Moormann was sentenced to death by the Police District Court Martial in Arnhem in May 1944. He was executed on May 17, 1944.

See also the brief biography on WO2Slachtoffers.nl [4].
The group led by Dobbe, which was specialized in liquidating dangerous Nazis, was also called the Opruimdienst (Clean-up Service). [2]
Muskens’ name was mentioned on the memorial stone of the Union field hockey club. However, according to oorlogsslachtofferszeeland.nl/, this memorial no longer exists [6].
He is in the Roll of Honour 1940-1945 of the Dutch Parliament [8].

  1. Theo Dobbe en de Nijmeegse Knokploeg, in: Jaarboek Numaga 2008, p. 51-77
  2. Theo Dobbe
  3. Het Grote Gebod, 1/2, De landelijke knokploegen, Kampen 1951, p. 591
  4. https://www.wo2slachtoffers.nl/bio/52025/Muskens-Gregorius-Johannes-Arnoldus-Maria.htm
  5. Ereveld Vredehof in Nijmegen
  6. https://www.oorlogsslachtofferszeeland.nl/index.php/nl/?option=com_bmzviewer&view=bmzviewer&id=100&lang=&RecordID=4646
  7. https://oorlogsgravenstichting.nl/persoon/108036/gregorius-johannes-arnoldus-maria-muskens
  8. https://www.erelijst.nl/gregorius-johannes-arnoldus-maria--muskens
  9. Digital Monument

  10. This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Nieuwland,
Carlos M.
∗ 1923-07-30
Fort de Kock, NOI
† 1944-02-24
Buchenwald
Venray - Student - Fort de Kock is the old name for Bukittinggi in Indonesia. Carlos’ father was an officer in the KNIL, the colonial army in what was then the Dutch East Indies. Carlos attended the IC high school on the Leunseweg in Venray. When he was ordered to report for work in the German armaments industry, he went into hiding and attempted to go to England to serve with the Allies. Arrested while trying to cross the Spanish border. He reached Buchenwald on October 31 via the Royallieu prison camp in Compiegne, north of Paris.
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Oljans,
Wicher
∗ 1922-07-03
Beilen
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt
Roermond - Student - person in hiding - Belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border, in order to expel their male townmates between the ages of 16 and 60. Detailed information on this website: The Tears of Roermond.
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Oudenhoven,
Henny /Hendrik
∗ 1924-02-11
Venray
† 1945-05-03
Duitsland
Venray - Student - The outskirts of Limburg - Henricus Antonius. Arrested on June 27, 1944 in Vierlingsbeek. He seems to have been friends with Arie van den Munckhof, who was one year older, because both were wanted in one advertisement after the war, see the mention of Arie on oorlogsgravenstichting.nl.
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Pereira,
Rinus
∗ 1918-09-27
Den Haag
† 1944-08-30
Belfeld
Reuver - person in hiding - In the spring of 1944, a combat group (K.P.) Reuver was formed by B. Verstappen. Other members were J.H. Goossens, G. Janssen, M.J. Pereira (a man in hiding from The Hague), A.M. Roelofs, and B. Hegger. An air raid shelter on the Patersweg in Belfeld was used as a meeting place. Before it had served for a time as a transit station for escaped prisoners of war on their wa back home. Ummels and Pereira were shot by Nitsch and Conrad by order of Ströbel (all members of the Maastricht security police) on the railroad line between Belfeld and Reuver.
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Schaik, van
Jan H.
∗ 1922-04-10
Utrecht
† 1944-07-09
Boven-Leeuwen
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - L.O. - K.P. - Student - The outskirts of Limburg - Student (Oorlogsgravenstichting.nl [5]) and machinist (Honor Roll of the Fallen [1]). Died on the night of July 8-9, 1944, in a firefight with landwachters (land guards) [7] near Leeuwen [4]. In a letter to the editor of the Veluwsch Dagblad [2], resistance comrades reported that Van Schaik and Knottenbelt had fallen for the Fatherland at 1:15 am. They belonged to the LO and the CP of the district Maas and Waal. Jan is buried on the national field of honor in Loenen [3]. For a more detailed account of this deadly encounter with the landwachters [7], see Traces of War [6]. A quote:

On the night of July 8-9, 1944, resistance men from Wamel disguised as policemen went to Boven-Leeuwen to attack a controller of the food supply authority. He was suspected of embezzling flour for his own use. On the way, however, the group of resistance fighters encountered a patrol of the Landwacht, which immediately opened fire. Van Schaik, who was armed only with a dagger, and Frans Knottenbelt were fatally shot.

  1. Erelijst van Gevallenen 1940-1945 van de Staten-Generaal (Roll of Honour 1940-1945 of the Dutch Parliament)( Liste d’honneur 1940-1945 du parlement néerlandais 
  2. Jos Elemans, Jo de Leeuw, In Memoriam Jan Hendrik van Schaik, ingezonden stuk Veluwsch Dagblad, 8 maart 1945, bron site delpher.nl
  3. Nationaal Ereveld Loenen graf A 935
  4. Boven-Leeuwen Open Street Map
  5. https://oorlogsgravenstichting.nl/persoon/135249/jan-hendrik-van-schaik
  6. https://www.wo2slachtoffers.nl/bio/61474/Schaik-van-Jan-Hendrik.htm
  7. Wikipedia NL: Nederlandse Landwacht
  8. Digital Monument

  9. This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Schiphorst,
Tom
∗ 1923-01-01
Heerlen
† 1945-03-09
Mauthausen
Heerlen - Nijmegen - L.O. - K.P. - press - Student - Student at the MTS (technical secondary school), living in Nijmegen. He took care of people in hiding and distributed illegal magazines. He also hid an American pilot. Member of the LO-Maas en Waal. On August 1, 1944 he was arrested and on March 9, 1945 he died in the Mauthausen concentration camp.
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Schortinghuis,
Jacobus Reinder
Bob (van de recherche)
∗ 1923-02-14
Delfzijl
† 1945-04-25
Hedel
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Nijmegen - dutch soldier - K.P. - Student - The outskirts of Limburg - Koos Schortinghuis was a member of the Knokploeg (armed group) of Nijmegen [1] and as such was qualified to join the Dutch army after the liberation of Nijmegen. He died as a member of the Prinses Irene Brigade [2][7]. Rank: soldier OVW (Oorlogsvrijwilliger = war volunteer).
On the website Bevrijding van Nederland - Nijmegenaren in geallieerde dienst (Liberation of the Netherlands - Nijmegen Citizens in Allied Service) [3] we read:

1940-1945 : Koos Schortinghuis belonged to the Knokploeg Nijmegen under the leadership of Theo Dobbe. After the liberation of the southern part of the Netherlands, he joined the Royal Dutch Brigade Princess Irene as a volunteer. As a shock trooper, he was killed at Hedel (Noord-Brabant) in April. On the evening of April 25, a Brenguncarrier (armored personnel carrier [4]) hit a mine that had been laid by the Germans in the middle of the village of Hedel on the Uithovensestraat. The four-ton tracked vehicle overturned. Private Schortinghuis landed half under it and was killed instantly. The other three occupants were injured. On April 22, Montgomery had issued a general ban on attacks so as not to jeopardize the food shipments to the Randstad (the densely populated and not yet liberated western part of the Netherlands) authorized by Seyss-Inquart. Nevertheless, the battle for Hedel continued, in which Schortinghuis was one of the victims.

Many details about him can be found in the Groninger Archieven, Systeemkaarten van verzetsbetrokkenen (OVCG) System cards of resistance fighters. [5]

  1. Het Grote Gebod, dl.1, Kampen 1951, p. 590
  2. Prinses Irene Brigade
  3. Bevrijding van Nederland - Nijmegenaren in geallieerde dienst
  4. Wikipedia Universal Carrier (Bren Gun Carrier)
  5. 2183 Systeemkaarten van verzetsbetrokkenen (OVCG) (Groninger Archieven), → Schortinghuis, Jacobus Reinder
  6. https://oorlogsgravenstichting.nl/persoon/137458/jacobus-reinder-schortinghuis
  7. Wikipedia NL: Prinses Irene Brigade
  8. Digital Monument

  9. This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Smits,
Frank G.
∗ 1919-08-29
† 1944-04-04
Utrecht
Hulsberg - early resistance - Student - 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.
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
Frank G. Smits op de lijst van personen die tijdens de bezetting belangrijk waren voor Valkenburg.
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Soest, van
Jan
∗ 1919-12-08
Kruiningen
† 1945-03-15
KZ Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg
Venlo - Student - Jan van Soest, notary student, living at Stalbergweg 36 in Venlo, died around March 15, 1945 in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg (file 408/1945). But why was he in there? (file 408/1945).
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Ummels,
Anton Hubert
∗ 1894-07-15
Amby
† 1944-08-30
Belfeld
Beesel - Reuver - L.O. - K.P. - police - Antonius Hubertus Ummels had the rank of Opperwachtmeester in the police, which was generally associated with the function of station chief. He belonged to the LO in Reuver, moreover its combat group KP.
Dr. Fred Cammaert wrote (Chapter VIb p. 589): “A truck driver, who had observed the arrest of Pereira by people of the A.K.D. from a distance, hurried to Reuver and informed Verstappen and the opperwachtmeester A.H. Ummels. Both went to Pereira’s diving address. Near the farm of the Janssen family, Pereira’s hosts, a gunfight ensued between A.K.D. man Sabbé, who was on guard outside, and Verstappen. The latter was fatally hit in hiss forehead and chest. Ummels, who arrived a little later, was arrested. Ummels, Pereira and the remains of Verstappen were taken to a barracks in Blerick. … Ummels and Pereira were shot dead by Nitsch and Conrad on the railroad line between Belfeld and Reuver on the orders of Ströbel of the Maastricht Sicherheitspolizei.
in memoriam card”.
More about the very violent AKD-police, see on top of the list of fallen resistants in Venlo, where they were based.
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Weert, de
Jacques J.
Zwarte Jacques, Victor
∗ 1921-04-10
Zundert
† 1944-09-05
Kamp Vught
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Nijmegen - L.O. - Student - person in hiding - The outskirts of Limburg - Fred Cammaert writes in his dissertation [1]:

Already at the beginning of the war, groups were formed that focused on falsifying documents. The L.O. sought support from or received help from some of these groups. J. Hendrikx, for example, formed a forgery group in Venlo in early 1943. F. Halewijn and some associates produced stamps, certificates, and all sorts of other documents. In Nijmegen, as already mentioned, a group headed by J.J. de Weert, a law student, was working, and in The Hague P. van Pesch and J.G. de Groot, who had set up a forgery office there more than a year after leaving Heerlen. De Groot’s office in particular provided invaluable services to the underground in much of the eastern and southern Netherlands. Because of their contacts with the L.O., these groups came into contact with each other during 1943. J. Hendrikx played a leading role in bringing together the various forger groups. De Weert’s group was in financial difficulties, and Hendrikx offered his support on the condition that De Weert would henceforth work for the L.O.. In early 1944 Hendrikx had the Venlo office moved to Nijmegen, and after the arrival of Van Pesch in Nijmegen, the plan to merge the various groups could be realized. A meeting was scheduled for March 30, 1944, at which Hendrikx, De Weert and his close associate M.M. Oosenbrug, as well as the head of the combat group Th. Dobbe were expected. De Weert, however, did not appear. The day before, he and his courier had been arrested in Amsterdam. On September 5, he was shot in Vught. Oosenbrug became his successor and head of the L.O.’s Falsification Headquarters (F.C.-L.O.). The "headquarters" remained in Nijmegen until the summer of 1944, with outposts or distribution points in Zwolle, Eindhoven, and The Hague. In late July or early August, the F.C.-L.O. was moved to Malden, near Nijmegen, where it operated until the liberation of Nijmegen on September 20. After that, other offices in the parts of the country that had not yet been liberated took over the work of the F.C.-L.O.

On the website oorlogsdodennijmegen.nl we read about Jacques de Weert [6]:

Jacques de Weert was a law student at the Roman Catholic University in Nijmegen since 1940. He remained in Nijmegen until the beginning of 1943 and specialized in forging documents of all kinds for the benefit of the underground movement. His underground name was Black Jacques, Victor or Vick. He expanded his forgery group into a national organization and was appointed head of the National Office for Illegal Forgeries of the LO, the National Organization for Persons in Hiding in The Hague. He was arrested on March 29, 1943, and executed in the Vught concentration camp on September 5, 1944.[3]

In the entrance hall of the auditorium of Radboud University in Nijmegen, Jacques de Weert is inscribed on the memorial plaque for members of the university community who have been killed in World War II. [4]

  1. Cammaert, Het verborgen front, VIa.IV.4., p.532: Falsificaties en inlichtingen (Falsifications and intelligence)
  2. J. Rosendaal, Theo Dobbe en de Nijmeegse Knokploeg, in: Jaarboek Numaga 2008, p. 51-77
  3. Website kamp Vught: English
    Monument at the execution site in the National Memorial Kamp Vught
    Concentratiekamp Vught, Gedenkboek 36
  4. Nijmegen: Gedenkplaat voor de in de Tweede Wereldoorlog gevallen leden van de universitaire gemeenschap, voorheen in de hal van de aula aan de Wilhelminasingel, thans in de hal van de aula aan de Comeniuslaan. Zie: Tussen vrijblijvend en bevlogen, p. 19 Zie: Jan Brabers, Proeven van eigen cultuur, dl. 1, p. 278
    Arnolds, A.L.M. & al. Gedenkboek 1940-1945 van de katholieke academische gemeenschap, Leiden 1947, p. 98
  5. https://oorlogsgravenstichting.nl/persoon/168521/jacobus-johannes-de-weert
  6. https://www.oorlogsdodennijmegen.nl/persoon/weert/70f4e621-d993-448c-82ad-30d71933e781
  7. Digital Monument

  8. This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Wolters,
Oscar
∗ 1914-12-20
Venlo
† 1944-09-05
Vught
Venlo - Student - The medical student Oscar Wilhelmus Laurentius Wolters was participant in the resistance under the pseudonyms Doctor O. de Blécourt when he had to examine people and Otto Weber as a truck driver when he had to drive for the resistance. According to the Camp Vught National Memorial, he was known as “an intelligent, astute observer who reacts quickly and decisively.” He was a member of the student resistance and refused to sign the declaration of loyalty. That was the end of his studies. Joined the organization Luctor et Emergo (later called Fiat Libertas), which was involved in helping downed pilots escape. Collected intelligence for the Allies in the Geheime Dienst Nederland (G.D.N. = Secret Service Netherlands). "In June 1944, O.W.L. Wolters, an employee of bureau chief Hoogwinkel, and H. Voskuil set out for Switzerland by order of the G.D.N. leadership. On June 22, however, they fell into German hands in Brussels. On September 5, 1944, Wolters was killed in the Kamp Vught, also known as Herzogenbusch concentration camp." Cammaert XII, p. 1120.
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