Hendricus Hubertus Tobben <i>(Harry)</i>
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Hendricus Hubertus Tobben is listed in the Resistance Memorial on the
left wall, row 19 #05

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Hendricus Hubertus Tobben (Harry)

 24-08-1917 Heerlen      15-03-1945 Hameln (D (27)
- Ondergrondse pers - Initial resistance - Ordedienst (O.D.) - Police - Heerlen - Intelligence - Netwerk Bongaerts - Peace Carillon -

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    Harry Tobben was a former soldier and after his demobilization by the Germans in 1940 member of the mine police. Was involved, among other things, in acts of sabotage in the Oranje-Nassau Mine I (O.N. I) in Heerlen, which was uncovered by the SiPo. In June 1942, on the advice of police friends, he went into hiding in Baexem, but just continued to help fugitives.
    From the speech by Dr. Fred Cammaert at the unveiling of the memorial plaque at the Peace Carillon): Under the inspiring leadership of Charles Bongaerts, he and other former military personnel devoted themselves to all manner of resistance activities, ranging from aiding Jews, Allied airmen, and those in hiding (the so called divers), to gathering weapons and intelligence information, to producing and distributing illegal magazines and acts of sabotage. As a result of infiltrating by provocateurs in German service (Englandspiel), he was arrested on August 6, 1943. [1]
    See also the story of Aunt Coba. [2]


    1. Englandspiel
    2. 1. De Pilotenhelpsters (pdf)
      2. Coba Pulskens
    3. Oorlogsgravenstichting.nl
    4. https://www.genealogieonline.nl/stamboom-baas-vanheeswijck/I50782.php
    5. Wikipedia NL: Harrie Tobben