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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People in hiding

People in hiding – 61 pers.   ⇒All the fallen resistance people in Limburg
Aussems,
Johannes
∗ 1919-11-14
Maastricht
† 1944-08-18
Zöschen, Kr. Merseburg
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Maastricht - person in hiding - 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 mother would not let him return to Germany.
As already mentioned, he was arrested by the S.D. on 7/7/1944." NA#5 [1]
A fellow prisoner told after the war that Johannes had died in the Zöschen penal camp for arrested persons in hiding [2]. As to the circumstances, he would only say that it had been "scandalous." NA#7 [1]. Maastrichtsegevelstenen.nl writes that he was "beaten to death" there [5]. The Zöschen camp was built by Dutch forced laborers between August and September 1944 [2.4].
Finally he was buried on the Nationaal Ereveld (National Field of Honor) in Loenen [3], grave E 1331.

  1. NA, Nationaal Archief Johannes Aussems
  2. Arbeitserziehungslager Spergau-Zöschen
    1. geschichtswerkstatt-merseburg.de AEL Spergau und Zöschen
    2. bundesarchiv.de, Haftstätten Zwangsarbeit
    3. Gestapo-deutsche-digitale-bibliothek.de
    4. 1933-1945 Lager und Haftstätten
  3. Nationaal Ereveld Loenen
  4. https://oorlogsgravenstichting.nl/persoon/4747/johannes-aussems
  5. http://www.maastrichtsegevelstenen.nl/0.OORLOG/oorlog2c-verzet.htm
  6. Digital Monument

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    This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
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.
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    wall: left, row 13-02
Berix,
Jan Willem
Giel
∗ 1907-04-12
Meers
† 1945-03-13
Bergen-Belsen
Heerlen - L.O. - priest - person in hiding - During the first days of September 1943 he founded the L.O.-district Heerlen with others. Became district leader after rector had withdrawn for health reasons. See also the special page on this website.
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Jan Willem Berix op de lijst van personen die tijdens de bezetting belangrijk waren voor Valkenburg.
wall: left, row 15-04
Beyleveld,
Johan
∗ 1916-03-21
Maastricht
† 1945-01-14
Neuengamme
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - 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 Limburg (NL) are some people for this reason, but Johan is not among them. He was caught and taken to Amersfoort on August 28, 1944. There, in his file, the reason for his arrest is "Arbeitsverweigerung" (work refusal) [2]. On 6 September 1944, so on Dolle Dinsdag [7] (Mad Tuesday), a few days before the liberation of Maastricht, he was transported to Germany. [1] He died in Neuengamme as a result of ill-treatment, but the Sterbeurkunde (death certificate) states "Lungenentzündung" (pneumonia) [3]. There is an enigmatic stamp of the Bureau Bijzondere Rechtspleging (Bureau of Special Justice) in his file in the national archives [1] with the text: "From the archives housed at the Ministry of Justice it appears that during the occupation period the person concerned was guilty of political acting …(illegible) conduct, which led to the imposition of any punishment or measure by organs of the Special Justice, with a date stamp: April 22, 1958. After the liberation of the Netherlands, the purpose of this Bureau Bijzondere Rechtspleging was to try all those who had been guilty during the Second World War of, in particular, collaboration, high treason and war crimes. Even if that would have applied to this victim of Neuengamme, he could not be tried, because he was already dead.
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  1. Nationaal Archief Johan Beyleveld
  2. https://collections.arolsen-archives.org/en/search/person/4525
  3. https://wiewaswie.nl/nl/detail/101869373
  4. openarch.nl
  5. https://oorlogsgravenstichting.nl/personen/11736/johannes-beijleveld
  6. http://www.maastrichtsegevelstenen.nl/0.OORLOG/oorlog2c-verzet.htm
  7. Wikipedia NL: Dolle Dinsdag
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Boijmans,
Andreas Gerardus Willem
∗ 1886-05-12
Rotterdam
† 1945-03-24
Hunswinkel, Kr. Altena
Roermond - person in hiding - He was one of 24 people in hiding at the Lindenhof farm in the Meinweg nature reserve, who were arrested on 11 January 1944 and eventually ended up in the Arbeitserziehungslager Hunswinkel, where a barrage was being built. More info above the list of Roermond’s fallen.
wall: right, row 05-01
Claessens,
Louis
∗ 1925-10-01
Roermond
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
Roermond - person in hiding - Belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border in the Elmpt forest, in order to expel their male townmates between the ages of 16 and 60. Detailed information on this website: The Tears of Roermond.
wall: right, row 05-02
Coenen,
Sjeng
∗ 1915-01-10
Simpelveld
† 1944-09-05
Valkenburg
Simpelveld - L.O. - K.P. - person in hiding - carillon - Former subdistrictleader of Simpelveld. Cammaert: “After the betrayal of Wittem, J.H. Coenen from Simpelveld and W.J. Francotte from Vaals, who had worked for the illegal magazine Je Maintiendrai in Amsterdam until the summer of 1944, joined the KP. They participated in the raid on the jail of Maastricht on September 2.” They went into hiding in the Diver’s Inn in Geulhem “where suspects and difficult people in hiding were detained and interrogated. … They were arrested by the Germans on September 5th, 1944 (Mad Tuesday) during a resistance action. By order of Major Bernhardt, they were shot on the Cauberg (Valkenburg). There is a memorial stone and the monument for the fallen resistance people of Limburg on that spot.
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Sjeng Coenen op de lijst van personen die tijdens de bezetting belangrijk waren voor Valkenburg.
wall: right, row 16-03
Denis,
Franciscus
∗ 1907-01-17
’s-Hertogenbosch
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Roermond - 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.
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-09
Dols,
Willie /Willy
∗ 1911-03-21
Sittard
† 1944-11-05
KZ Husum-Schwesing
Sittard - person in hiding - Jan Willem Hubertus Marie Dols was a Dutch teacher and a gifted linguist, who made an accurate study of the Sittard diphthong. He went into hiding with his sister in Arnhem to avoid being forced to go to Germany and ended up in Putten, where he became a victim of the German razzia
wall: right, row 18-02
Eijk, van
Peter
∗ 1925-08-02
Asten
† 1945-02-20
Neuengamme
Weert - person in hiding - Asten, the birthplace of Peter van Eijk, is located in North Brabant, 25 km north of Weert, where he worked as a metalworker during the German occupation. When he was called up for forced labor in Germany, he decided to go into hiding. However, he was discovered and arrested on August 17, 1944. After an imprisonment of some weeks in the Amersfoort camp, he was deported to the large Neuengamme concentration camp near Hamburg. There he succumbed to the extreme conditions on February 20, 1945, in the main camp. Peter was only 19 years old.
wall: right, row 37-01
Francotte,
Joep
∗ 1920-12-29
Vaals
† 1944-09-05
Valkenburg
Vaals - L.O. - K.P. - press - person in hiding - carillon - Cammaert: “After the betrayal of Wittem, J.H. Coenen from Simpelveld and W.J. Francotte from Vaals, who had worked for the illegal magazine Je Maintiendrai in Amsterdam until the summer of 1944, joined the KP. They participated in the raid on the jail of Maastricht on September 2.” They went into hiding in the Diver’s Inn in Geulhem “where suspects and difficult people in hiding were detained and interrogated. Generally, Francotte took care of the surveillance of the “prisoners” because of his strongness. Both were arrested by the Germans on September 5th, 1944 (Mad Tuesday) during a resistance action. By order of Major Bernhardt, they were shot on the Cauberg (Valkenburg). There is a memorial stone and the monument for the fallen resistance people of Limburg on that spot.
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Joep Francotte op de lijst van personen die tijdens de bezetting belangrijk waren voor Valkenburg.
wall: right, row 25-05
Fuchs,
Peter
∗ 1899-05-16
Müllenborn
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
Roermond - 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.
wall: right, row 07-01
Gestel, van
Johan
∗ 1924-01-25
Venray
† 1945-03-13
München
Venray - person in hiding - Johan Martin van Gestel was a machine fitter. “In the summer of 1944, the commando Berendsen of the AKD raged in the region. It is not known how many of the hiders fell victim to it. At least five of them died in Germany: A.J. van den Munckhof, L.J. Rongen, J.M. van Gestel, P.H. van Rhee and H.A. van Oudenhoven” (Cammaert VIb, p. 713)
wall: right, row 31-03
Geurts,
Wiel
∗ 1912-04-18
Sittard
† 1945-04-12
Berga/Elster
Sittard - person in hiding - Willem Hubert Geurts was arrested in Sittard on July 20, 1944 for “evading employment in Germany.”.
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wall: middel, row 19-02
Goossens,
Emile A.F.
∗ 1903-01-21
Venlo
† 0000-00-00
Bergen-Belsen
Echt - L.O. - priest - person in hiding - Vicar in Echt 1936-1945. For allied pilots, Jewish fellow citizens and resistance fighters in hiding, he set up escape routes as far away as Belgium and northern France. “In early 1944, chaplain Goossens had to go into hiding, because there were well-founded suspicions that the SiPo was watching him. After some wandering, he finally ended up with J. Simmelink in Nunhem through the intervention of Father Damen. There he was arrested by coincidence on June 29, 1944.“ Cammaert III, p. 210. See also chapter VIb, p. 625
wall: left, row 07-01
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.
wall: right, row 16-04
Hanno,
Johannes Hubertus
∗ 1912-12-05
Roermond
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Roermond - person in hiding - Casual worker. 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.
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-12
Heltzel,
Theodoor
Thei
∗ 1904-03-03
Beegden
† 1944-11-15
Herkenbosch
Beegden - person in hiding - Farmer. On Sunday October 8, 1944, he fell victim to one of the church raids that took place on that day throughout the area in order to catch forced laborers. He was arrested at the church exit by the Green Police. Via camps in Wuppertal and Lehrte, Heltzel ended up in Viersen where he was put to work for so-called Schanzarbeit (construction of defence works). In mid-November 1944 he managed to return to the Netherlands together with his brother and some fellow villagers. In a forest near Herkenbosch he was noticed by German soldiers and immediately killed by a bullet in the heart region. Presumably he was mistaken for a spy.
wall: middel, row 01-02
Hendrikx /Hendrickx,
Jan J.
Ambrosius
∗ 1917-02-02
Venlo
† 1945-05-03
Oranienburg/Sachsenhausen
Venlo - Nijmegen - L.O. - person in hiding - carillon - Studeerde in Nijmegen en kreeg te maken met studentenverzet, voordat hij naar Venlo terugkwam en onderwijzer werd. (Cammaert VI, p. 576) Werd er districtsleider tot zijn overgang naar het gewest en de landelijke organisatie, in de tweede helft van de zomer van 1943. (Cammaert VI, p.p. 500-501 en 579). Gearresteerd op 21-6-1944 bij overval op provinciale vergadering LO-Limburg te Weert. Dr. Fred Cammaert zei bij zijn redevoering bij de onthulling van de plaquette bij het vredescarillon: „Als tweede noem ik de uit Venlo afkomstige onderwijzer Jan Hendrikx. Op verzoek van de kapelaans Naus en Van Enckevort nam hij in 1943 de opbouw van de Limburgse onderduikorganisatie op zich. Hij reisde stad en land af en bracht talrijke waardevolle verbindingen tot stand, zowel binnen de provincie als daarbuiten. Ook maakte hij deel uit van de leiding van de landelijke onderduikorganisatie. En, net als de bij het verzet betrokken geestelijken, was hij een verklaard voorstander van geweldloos verzet. Door de overval van Weert op 21-06-1944 viel hij in Duitse handen. Begin 1945 kwam hij om het leven tijdens een van de gruwelijke evacuatietransporten van kampgevangenen.“
Drager van het Verzetskruis.
wall: right, row 28-04
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.
wall: right, row 37-02
Hout, van
Jan
∗ 1908-10-17
Valkenburg
† 1945-02-22
Neuengamme
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Valkenburg - person in hiding - Professional cyclist from 1932 to 1940. On August 25, 1933, he broke the world hour record on the velodrome in Roermond with 44.588 kilometers. After the German invasion, he closed down his pub in Eindhoven and joined the resistance with his wife Anneke (1916-2012), among other things to help people in hiding. Was caught during a control in the natural swimming pool "De ijzeren man".
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-13
Jans,
Katie
∗ 1923-07-24
Venlo
† 1945-01-06
Venlo
- Venlo - L.O. - - Ordedienst - person in hiding - She was a daughter of reserve Major General Jacobus Jans, commander of the OD in Limburg, and the sister of his successor Leo Jans. The latter, after his arrest, was taken out of his cell again by a group of resistance fighters from Venlo. In revenge for this, his sisters Trees and Katie were arrested. After several days of "interrogation" about the whereabouts of their brother and father, the girls were released. Katie died in the hospital of Venlo "as a result of wartime violence" (Gemeentearchief Venlo).
wall: right, row 29-01
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
Janssens,
Lambertus Joseph
∗ 1907-12-13
Roermond
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Roermond - person in hiding - Factory worker. 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.
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-15
Jong, de
Henk
∗ 1911-10-20
Wijmbretseradeel
† 1945-02-12
Haarlem
Venlo - local contact - press - NV - priest - person in hiding - In 1940, Hendrik Roelof de Jong was appointed pastor of the Reformed Church in Venlo. He was co-editor of the illegal newspaper Trouw and a collaborator of the Nationaal Steun Fonds (National Support Fund, a Dutch resistance organization that financed the rest of the resistance). From September 1943, he arranged foster care in the Venlo region for rescued Jewish children from the crèche across the street from the Hollandsche Schouwburg in Amsterdam. LO contact person for Protestants in hiding in North Limburg. In 1944 he himself went into hiding with an aunt in Amsterdam. Arrested on January 27, 1945, he was executed with seven others on Monday afternoon, February 12, 1945, near the Jan Gijzen bridge in Haarlem, where a gunfight had taken place two days earlier, killing a German field gendarme. (Venlo Registry Office, document 468/1945). Cemetery of honor in Bloemendaal, field 35.
In Venlo four clergymen paid for their resistance with their lives. On the memorial plaque at the catholic Martinus Church we find the names of three priests of this church and also that of the protestant priest Henk de Jong.
wall: right, row 28-05
Jongen,
Willem
∗ 1900-01-14
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Roermond - 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.
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-16
Kasdorp,
Wim
∗ 1905-05-19
Amsterdam
† 1945-04-09
KZ Hunswinkel (D)
Roermond - person in hiding - Seller of electrotechnical articles, lived in Swalmerstraat.His son wrote: "We lived opposite the Ortskommandantur (local army HQ), so if they wanted, the Germans were in our house within ten seconds. Fortunately, my father had a pre-war business friend at the Ortskommandantur who warned him when a raid was imminent. The walls between the basements in our neighborhood had been smashed in, so it was easy to get from our house through another house to a nearby factory. There they had machines with maintenance pits where you could hide. That’s where the people in hiding went in case of a raid, and these hiding places were never discovered. At some point, this German business partner was transferred and the work became too dangerous. As a result, my father’s resistance group went into the woods near the German border, where no one ever went and it was reasonably safe.” He continues, “My father’s resistance group was betrayed and he did not return from the concentration camp. We didn’t find out until months after the war”. Source: Blog van Toon Kasdorp - Het verzet. (Blog of Toon Kasdorp - The Resistance)
See also memorial plaque KZ Hunswinkel.
wall: right, row 08-02
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 maastrichtsevelstenen.nl gives February 6, because of the extract from the death register of the municipality of Neuengamme.
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wall: left, row 33-02
Kranen, ,
Theodorus Jacobus
Theo
∗ 1924-08-28
Helden
† 1946-11-29
Venray
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Venray - person in hiding - Theo Kranen was one of the victims of the great raid on Wednesday, May 17, 1944 in Helden.
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This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-19
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 he joined the combat unit KP-Sneek, group III. Arrested in a major raid as a result of betrayal by Dutch SiPo V-men Jan Harm Brouwer and Matthijs Adolf Ridderhof. He was executed behind the then police station of Makkum. His name is on the resistance memorial in Makkum along with those of five other executed resistance fighters. Five people of the KnokPloeg, which by then had become part of the Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten (Domestic Forces): Bob Dijkstra (BS), Sjoerd Adema (BS), Koos Keller (BS), Henk Lemson (BS), Jan Emmens (BS), as well as the hospitable cattle farmer Fetze Elgersma of the LO. as well as the hider Herman Falkena. Buried in Makkum.
Memorial in the tax office of Maastricht.
wall: left, row 32-04
Lenis,
Willem
∗ 1923-12-14
Leeuwarden
† 1944-09-15
Schwarmstedt /Swarmstedt
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Helden - person in hiding - Willem Lenis was a tailor and one of the victims of the big raid of Wednesday 17 May 1944 in Helden, his last residence. Deceased Schwarmstedt 32 km southwest of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, perhaps in the reserve hospital there.
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-21
Linders,
Johannes Antonius
Pater Sebaldus
∗ 1907-06-15
Mook
† 1944-08-11
Kamp Vught
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - L.O. - priest - person in hiding - The outskirts of Limburg - Jan Linders was born in Mook, entered the Franciscan order under the name Sebaldus and was ordained priest in 1933. During the war he lived in the monastery in Alverna [1] (Wijchen) and was vicar there. He helped Jewish children and Jewish adults, as well as others in hiding, to find shelter and protection. He hid weapons and ammunition for the resistance and resisted himself, including with his cousin Jacques E. Janssen, guiding Allied pilots from Roermond to Belgium. He was a board member of the Thalia theater association in Nijmegen, from where people were recruited for the resistance. Probably he was not careful enough and was therefore betrayed. Cammaert writes: "From a priest in Wijchen he (the traitor De Heus [14]) learned about the resistance work of J.E. Janssen from Roermond, branch manager of Edah, a chain of stores for colonial goods. Knowing Roermond well, he visited Janssen at the end of May. The shopkeeper did not reveal anything because the priest from Wijchen did not trust De Heus and had warned Janssen in the meantime.[2] In March 1944, he was finally forced to go into hiding himself, first in Nijmegen and then in Bussum, but was nevertheless arrested on June 7, 1944, together with his cousin Jacques. On August 11, 1944, he was executed in Kamp Vught along with 32 others, including his cousin Jacques and Herman Jeurissen (*Huissen 3.11.1888 - †11.8.1944) from Alverna.
The Provincial of the Dutch Franciscans, Rob Hoogenboom, received the "Righteous Among the Nations" award from Yad Vashem from the hands of Israeli Ambassador Haim Divon on September 9 at the National Monument in Kamp Vught. [3] On this occasion, Wim Linders spoke about his memories of Father Sebald Linders.[4]
In Alverna (Wijchen) a street is named after him.[5]

  1. Alverna Open Street Map
  2. A.P.M.Cammaert, Het Verborgen Front. Een geschiedenis van de georganiseerde illegaliteit in Limburg, 2 dln., Leeuwarden 1994
  3. Yad Vashem: J. Linders
    Wikipedia: Righteous Among the Nations
  4. YouTube Herinneringen aan pater Sebald Linders door Wim Linders
  5. Pater Sebald Lindersstraat, Alverna
  6. Website kamp Vught: English
    Monument at the execution site in the National Memorial Kamp Vught
  7. artikel van Verheijen in Tweestromenland nr.143
  8. De Gelderlander 5 mei 2012 met art. in bijlage Spectrum p. 4 en 5 (Kroniek Alverna)
  9. Jack Kooistra, Represailles in Limburg, p.210, 220-221
  10. Gedenkboek OGS 36 Amersfoort-Vught-Westerbork
  11. De Gelderlander, editie Regio Nijmegen 5 sept. 2015, p.6-7
  12. https://oorlogsgravenstichting.nl/persoon/95064/johannes-antonius-linder
  13. https://www.oorlogsdodennijmegen.nl/persoon/linders,%20ofm/1f171575-40cb-4325-ab6e-0fd3c4f40c28
  14. Wikipedia NL: Joop de Heus
  15. Digital Monument

  16. This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Martens,
Antoon
∗ 1899-10-24
Venray
† 1945-01-23
Hüls, Kr. Kempen-Krefeld
Venray - person in hiding - The carpenter Antonius Hubertus Martens was arrested a few days before the liberation of Leunen (Venray municipality) with 39 other men and deported to Germany as a slave. There he died in the hospital of Hüls (near Krefeld) and was buried there. In 1951 he was reburied in Leunen. (Source: Venray Municipal Archives)
The photo is from his funeral card.
wall: right, row 32-01
Meijer,
Henry /Harry
∗ 1920-10-06
Borne
† 1944-09-05
Vught
Venlo - L.O. - - press - person in hiding - The resistance activities of Hendrikus Jozef Meijer, a teacher of classical languages and courier, in whose parental home couriers from the ten L.O. districts of Limburg regularly arrived, consisted of distributing ration cards and stamps to hidden people and distributing the resistance magazine Christofoor. He was a personal friend of Jan Hendrikx (Ambrosius). On August 12, 1944, he was arrested at home and taken to Maastricht. Shortly before the liberation of that city, he and ten others were transported to Vught via Germany and shot on Dolle Dinsdag, September 5, 1944. (Source: Dodenboek Venlo).
wall: right, row 29-03
Moonen,
Leo
∗ 1925-11-05
Nuth
† 1944-11-25
Neuengamme
Nuth - person in hiding - Leonardus Jozef Gerardus Moonen was active in the Catholic youth work as Prefect van de Jongenscongregatie (Prefect of the Congregation of Boys). Arrested for staing away from forced labor. He was in camp Amersfoort from August 26, 1944 to September 8, 1944, then in Neuengamme. This is not the secretary of the Diocese of Roermond Uncle Leo Moonen
wall: left, row 40-03
Mooren,
Antonius Lodewijk Joseph
Toon
∗ 1923-03-19
Vierlingsbeek
† 1945-03-05
Mauthausen
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - L.O. - K.P. - person in hiding - The outskirts of Limburg - LO-Vierlingsbeek. Also: KP (Commando group). Arrested on 5.12.44 in Venlo, during a raid on the address where he was in hiding." (Het grote gebod, p. 327) A detailed story about Toon on oorlogsgravenstichting.nl, source: Dorpsraad Vierlingsbeek: "Papa, was sind das für Tote". Brochure dated June 2000. see link. "On May 12, 1944, pilot helper A.L.J. Mooren from Vierlingsbeek was arrested at the Dael family home in Venlo. Several unsuccessful attempts were made to free him. A week later, the brothers Leo and Jan Dael were also arrested. Leo Dael was sent via Maastricht and Vught to Mauthausen, where he died on March 1, 1945; his brother and A. Mooren died in the same camp on March 9 and 5, 1945, respectively" (Cammaert VIb, p. 583).
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.03-04
Munckhof, van den
Arie
∗ 1923-02-10
Venray
† 1945-01-24
Neuengamme
Venray - person in hiding - Because of his age (21), Arie had to work in Germany during the war at the Thomas printing company in Kempen, but went into hiding during a weekend vacation. On August 16, 1944, a class="red" href="verzetsmonument.php?lang=en&filTer=G1#2diensten">Berendsen’ A.K.D. command arrested him. According to Cammaert (chapter VI, p. 625) in Swalmen, but the family says it was near his hiding place in Castenray, municipality of Venray. See link below oorlogsgravenstichting.nl. On September 8, 1944 on transport to Neuengamme, with only Dutch and two Belgians. In 1952 he was buried near the big church in Venray. He seems to have been friends with Henny Oudenhoven, one year younger, because after the war both were wanted in one advertisement, see link oorlogsgravenstichting.
wall: right, row 33-02
Musch,
Jaap
∗ 1913-03-08
Amsterdam
† 1944-09-07
Ommen
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Heerlen - Brunssum - NV - person in hiding - Jaap and Gerard Musch did their resistance work on the basis of their Christian beliefs. “The brothers Jaap and Gerard Musch from Amsterdam started their rescue work around July 1942 when the first Jews were deported. … In the summer of 1942, J. Musch moved to South Limburg to find addresses for Jewish children. He also found a job as a chemical analyst with the State Mines. Musch settled in Heerlen, where he sought contact with Reverend G.J. Pontier.” (Cammaert V, IV.2.2. De N.V.)
Jaap had to pay for that with death, after he and a number of children went in hiding in Nijverdal and were discovered by accident. Again, the children present were able to escape.
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-22
Naus,
Jacobus Johannes
Van Doorn /Jac
∗ 1913-12-31
Egchel
† 1945-04-15
Bergen-Belsen
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 speech at the unveiling of the memorial plaque at the Peace Carillon:
“Vicar Jacques Naus from Venlo was not only a pioneer of the resistance, he was also an outspoken representative of the humanitarian resistance. He was involved early on in helping escaped prisoners of war and crew members of downed Allied bombers. He was also one of the initiators behind the founding of the Limburg organization for help to people in hiding in 1943. Like Jan Hendrikx, he made numerous connections and held a leading position in the organization. Due to the raid of Weert on June 21, 1944, it fell into German hands. He died in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in early 1945.
wall: right, row 29-04
Nelissen,
Gerard
∗ 1925-06-16
Oirlo
† 1944-11-19
Dülken (D)
Venray - person in hiding - Gerardus Hendrikus Hubertus Nelissen was a factory worker from Oirlo. On Friday, November 17, 1944, a large raid for slave labor in Germany took place in several villages in the Venray area, including Oirlo, Castenray, Oostrum, Geysteren, Wanssum and Blitterswijck. Gerard and his four brothers were also kidnapped. Venray, Ysselsteyn and Merselo had already been liberated. The next day, November 18, at about 1:00 p.m., their train was strafed by British planes near the German village of Breyell, just over the border near Venlo. Gerard was seriously wounded and taken to a hospital in Dülken. After one day he died of his injuries. His name is on the war memorials in Venray and Oirlo.
Source: Oirlo in Oorlog 1940-1945 (Oirlo in the war 1940-1945) by H. Raaijmakers, 2009
According to oorlogsgravenstichting.nl he died in Düsseldorf, 40 km to the east.
wall: right, row 33-03
Oljans,
Thijs
∗ 1926-01-18
Beilen
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt
Roermond - person in hiding - Office worker. Is mentioned on the War memorial Roermond.
Belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border in the Elmpt forest, in order to expel their male townmates between the ages of 16 and 60. Detailed information: The Tears of Roermond.
wall: right, row 09-02
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.
wall: right, row 09-03
Peeters,
Paul J.
∗ 1920-03-19
Maasniel
† 1944-09-26
Maalbroek/Asenray, gem. Maasni
Roermond - person in hiding - Shot near the German border for illegal possession of arms, with Joseph Smeets. (Cammaert VIb p. 624). Is mentioned on the Oorlogsmonument (War Memorial) Roermond.
wall: right, row 09-04
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.
wall: middel, row 17-01
Peters,
Piet
∗ 1912-11-27
Ottersum
† 1945-04-06
Buchenwald
Tegelen - L.O. - priest - person in hiding - Father Petrus Nicolaas Andreas Peters was a member of the L.O. Steyl and vicar. Pastor P.P. Windhausen, himself and three others from Steyl and Tegelen went into hiding in the tower room of the Steyl church and later moved into the basement. There they listened to the BBC programs they typed them to update others on developments on the front lines. The arrival of a German observer, who settled in the tower room, threw a spanner in the works. Their activities came to light. The five eventually ended up in Düsseldorf. Before their deportation to Buchenwald, Kluitmans and two clergymen from Roermond, the Catholic vicar A.J.A. Sars and the Reformed pastor H.Ch.J. Hoogendijk were added to this group. All but two were killed: Windhausen died in Buchenwald on March 28, Peters on April 6, and Hoogendijk on April 10. Kluitmans died in Dachau in April, Sars died in Passau on April 23, and H.J.A. Hovens from Tegelen succumbed to the hardships he had endured in Buchenwald on April 10, 1947. (Cammaert IV, p. 302)
wall: right, row 22-01
Polski jeniec,
Frans
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-12-27
Elmpt (D)
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Roermond - person in hiding - Polski jeniec = Polish prisoner of war. “Frans” was the unknown person in hiding. During WWII they were called “onderduikers” in the Netherlands, (which means divers). He 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. Frans had probably been able to flee Germany and “got stuck” in Roermond.
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This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-23
Raafs,
Theo
∗ 1924-07-24
Boekel
† 1943-08-03
Büderich
Weert - person in hiding - Theo Raafs was a gardener in Weert. He initially ignored a call for forced labor in Germany and went into hiding. After a personal visit by a policeman to his mother, he reported to the employment office. Possibly to avoid worse or because he believed that everything would not be so bad. He was arrested on the spot and deported to Germany the next day. Theo ended up as a forced laborer in Büderich, district of Grevenbroich-Neuss west of Düsseldorf. By far the largest factory in Büderich was the Böhler steelworks, where many Russian prisoners of war as well as forced laborers from the occupied territories worked. It was repeatedly bombed. For the office personnel, there was an advanced above-ground bunker with space for 95 persons. On August 23, 1943, Theo was killed in an Allied bombing raid.
wall: right, row 37-05
Rhee, van
Piet
∗ 1922-01-06
Venray
† 1945-01-20
Neuengamme
Venray - person in hiding - Peter Hubertus van Rhee still continued working in his parents’ bakery in Castenray when he was in hiding. Nevertheless he once wanted to go out with friends but was arrested at the station in Venlo because of Arbeitsverweigerung. (Refusal to work) by the notorious Berendsen Commando of the Labor Control Service. See for more info about it in the introduction of Venray
wall: right, row 35-01
Rietjens,
Louis
∗ 1922-02-16
Roermond
† 1945-03-22
KZ Hunswinkel, Kr. Altena
Roermond - person in hiding - Jan Louis.
See also the memorial plaque KZ Hunswinkel
  • https://oorlogsgravenstichting.nl/persoon/127170/jan-louis-rietjens
  • Digital Monument

  • wall: right, row 08-04
    Rooy, van
    Hendrik
    ∗ 1920-02-21
    Venray
    † 1945-04-15
    Remscheid
    Venray - person in hiding - On October 10, 1944, he was arrested during a raid and taken to a labor camp in Remscheid (near Wuppertal). On April 15, 1945, he was killed by shrapnel during wartime operations. It was the day Remscheid was liberated by the US army. There were about 9,000 forced laborers in Remscheid at that time, about 2,500 of them from the Soviet Union.
    wall: right, row 33-04
    Selder,
    Hubertus
    ∗ 1923-04-20
    Roermond
    † 1944-12-26
    Elmpt (D)
    This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Roermond - person in hiding - Carpenter. 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.
    This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-26
    Sevenich,
    Mathieu
    ∗ 1928-03-01
    Roermond
    † 1944-12-26
    Elmpt (D)
    Roermond - person in hiding - Errand boy, he only reached the age of 16. 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.
    wall: right, row 11-01
    Sluymers,
    Leendert L.
    ∗ 1922-01-03
    Heerlen
    † 1945-03-03
    Hamburg-Neuengamme
    Heerlen - person in hiding - Reason for his arrest on July 25, 1944: Shirking forced labor (euphemistically called Arbeitseinsatz, labor mission, mostly in German industry).
    In the preserved Neuengamme death books (the registry of deceased prisoners), several diseases are listed from which prisoners died: enteritis, tuberculosis, dysentery, heart failure, and so on. This is obfuscation. The actual cause of death was almost always the miserable conditions in the camp. Moreover, the data are completely unreliable. Often only something was written at the registration of a death. (Source: Judith Schuyf, Nederlanders in Neuengamme: de ervaringen van ruim 5500 Nederlanders in een Duits concentratiekamp 1940-1945 (Dutch people in Neuengamme: the experiences of over 5500 Dutch in a German concentration camp 1940-1945) ISBN: 9789059940512, cited on monument.vriendenkringneuengamme.nl, see link below).
    wall: left, row 19-01
    Span,
    Petrus
    Piet
    ∗ 1908-10-14
    Nijmegen
    † 0000-00-00
    Leusderheide
    This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Nijmegen - CPN - press - person in hiding - The outskirts of Limburg - Piet Span was a carpenter. Distributor of De Waarheid (The Truth), had gone into hiding in the Waterkwartier. He was betrayed, the identity of the traitor is unclear. Arrested on June 17, 1944 at 1:05 a.m. by constable C.L. Geerts. At 11:00 he was taken with three others by Wiebe and Hidskes to the SD/SiPo in Arnhem. On July 21, 1944, he was executed together with other men from Nijmegen on the heath of Leusden, after he had dug his own grave. [1] Span’s body could only be buried in the Groenestraat Cemetery (N-16-8) in October 1945. In the fall of 1969, he was reburied on the field of honor of the Vredehof Cemetery in Nijmegen. [2]
    One of the stories about the assassination attempt three weeks later on German soldier Otto Geschefsky says that this was an act of revenge for the arrest of four communist resistance fighters from Nijmegen (Arp Wagter, Jan van Eldert, Piet Treijtel and Piet Span mentioned here).
    Another story says that two inexperienced boys, aged 17 and 18, were assigned to take away a list of names of resistance fighters from Nijmegen from this Geschefsky. A girl friend lured him to Kronenburgerpark and they ambushed him. Geschefsky drew his pistol, but was shot himself with it. [3]
    Perhaps both stories are true?
    On his funeral card [2b] the date of birth is given as October 14, 1914 (incorrect, changed to 1908 in ballpoint pen on his daughter’s copy of the funeral card). Listed in the Roll of Honor 1940-1945 of the Dutch Parliament [4].

    1. Eleven imprisoned resistance fighters from Nijmegen killed
    2. a.) Begraafplaats Vredehof te Nijmegen.
      b.) G.Thuring, Ereveld Vredehof, Groesbeek 2010, p. 24-25:bidprentje en foto
    3. Otto Geschefsky
    4. Erelijst 1940-1945
    5. J.Rosendaal, "Theo Dobbe en de Nijmeegse Knokploeg", in: Jaarboek Numaga 2008, p. 69-77
    6. https://oorlogsgravenstichting.nl/persoon/145086/petrus-span
    7. https://www.oorlogsdodennijmegen.nl/persoon/span/40892157-11d5-48d6-85c1-ebc731ba325f
    8. Digital Monument

    9. This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
    Stoffels,
    Marcel
    Starkenborg
    ∗ 1914-06-27
    Brunssum
    † 1944-08-11
    Vught
    Brunssum - L.O. - Ordedienst - person in hiding - Marcel Elbert Jozef Marie Stoffels was an employee in an office. After a period of resistance activities in Apeldoorn, he went into hiding in Roermond when the members of the Dutch army were to be taken prisoner of war again.Through the mediation of Father Ludovicus Adrianus Bleijs (Lodewijk), he came into contact with the engineer Commandant Jules Dewez of the OD district of Roermond. Stoffels became his adjutant. He also acted as a courier for Secretary Moonen of the Diocese of Roermond (Uncle Leo) and helped stranded Allied pilots, distributed illegal writings, and took care of issuing false identity cards. Together with Roermond-based Jan Dahmen and Jacob Janssen, he became a victim of infiltration by V-man Joop de Heus. On June 9, 1944, the SD arrested him in Den Bosch.
    wall: left, row 06-02
    Terwisscha van Scheltinga,
    Jaco
    ∗ 1922-07-08
    Schiedam
    † 1945-04-11
    Celle
    Weert - L.O. - person in hiding - Jacques Johan Cornelis Terwisscha van Scheltinga worked as a salesman in a clothing store in Dokkum, was to be deported to Germany for forced labor, but escaped at the train station in Leeuwarden and went into hiding with his uncle in Weert. He came into contact with the priest and teacher Ch.V.J. Brummans of the LO, who worked at the Episcopal College in Weert. His underground work began on July 8, 1943, when he brought an Allied pilot to Belgium. After several arrests and new escapes, he was arrested again on November 7, 1943, as a result of treason. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison for resistance activities and Feindbegünstigung (favoring the enemy). He died as a result of the harsh conditions as a forced laborer in Celle.
    wall: right, row 38-02
    Tobben,
    Jan Catharina
    ∗ 1928-03-14
    Roermond
    † 1944-12-26
    Elmpt (D)
    This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Roermond - 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.
    This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-29
    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.
    wall: right, row 35-02
    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.
    Windhausen,
    Peter
    ∗ 1892-06-29
    Roermond
    † 1945-03-28
    Buchenwald
    Tegelen - priest - person in hiding - Petrus Paulus Windhausen (Catholic parish priest in Steyl-Tegelen), vicar P.N.A. Peters and three other people from Steyl and Tegelen had hidden in the tower room of the church in Steyl and later moved to the basement. There they listened to broadcasts from the B.B.C., which they typed up to inform others of developments on the fronts. The arrival of a German guard post who nested in the tower room threw everything out of whack, and their activities came to light. The five eventually ended up in Düsseldorf. Before their transport to Buchenwald, Kluitmans and two Roermond clergymen, vicar A.J.A. Sars and the Protestant pastor H.Ch.J. Hoogendijk were added to this group. All but two have died: Windhausen died in Buchenwald on March 28, Peters on April 6, and Hoogendijk on April 10. Kluitmans died in Dachau in April, Sars died in Passau on April 23, and H.J.A. Hovens of Tegelen succumbed to the rigors of Buchenwald on April 10, 1947. (Cammaert IV, p. 302)
    wall: right, row 22-04
    Winters,
    Willem
    ∗ 1896-02-06
    Utrecht
    † 1944-12-26
    Elmpt (D)
    This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Roermond - person in hiding - Factory worker. 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.
    This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-31