Everhardus Lippe Jelle Janssens <i>(Evert)</i>
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Everhardus Lippe Jelle Janssens is listed in the Resistance Memorial on the
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Everhardus Lippe Jelle Janssens (Evert)


 09-10-1916 Heerlen      29-05-1943 Siegburg (D) (26)
- Geleen - Unorganized resistance - Forced Labor -



oudstrijders-geleen.nl …

    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 moved.. [1#4]
    However, he had already been taken to Germany from the Maastricht prison on November 3, 1941. [1#2]
    But where did he end up? There was no concentration camp in Siegburg, but there was a prison. And from 1939 until the end of the war, several thousand foreign forced laborers were employed in Siegburg’s factories and mills. More than 400 of them perished. [2]
    On the plaque of the war memorial in Geleen Lindenheuvel [3] is written Janssens I. Could this mean Jelle?
    In 1955 his remains were moved from the Siegburg North Cemetery to the Dutch field of honor at the Stoffeler Cemetery in Düsseldorf-Oberbilk. There lie 1,230 Dutch war dead. [4]
    On oudstrijders-geleen.nl he is listed in the category Fallen in the Resistance, [7] but they do not say what this resistance consisted of. Until we know more about him, we call this unorganized resistance.
    Do you know more? Write us!
    He is listed in the “Erelijst 1940-1945” (Honor Roll of the Dutch Parliament). [5]

    Footnotes

    1. Archief Oorlogsgravenstichting, Dossier Everhardus Lippe Jelle Janssens • #2#3#4
    2. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siegburg#20._Jahrhundert
    3. Plaquette van het oorlogsmonument in Geleen Lindenheuvel
    4. Nederlands ereveld te Düsseldorf-Oberbilk
    5. Erelijst 1940-1945
    6. Oorlogsgravenstichting.nl
    7. https://oudstrijders-geleen.nl/gevallen-in-het-verzet/