Peter Johannes van Heesch <i>(Peter)</i>
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Peter Johannes van Heesch is listed in the Resistance Memorial on the
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Peter Johannes van Heesch (Peter)

 09-09-1910 Maasbree      28-06-1944 Groß-Strehlitz (33)
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    Peter van Heesch was a miner. Jan van Kan [1] wrote: machine fitter.
    The following information was taken from Het verborgen front: [2]
    For a while, printing was done in his house (with a spirit duplicator [3]) until his marital problems made that too dangerous.
    Arrested on October 20, 1943 after his wife reported him after a marital dispute. Cammaert gives a date of death different different from above: "On June 13, 1944, Van Heesch died in a penitentiary in Groß-Strehlitz (now Strzelce Opolskie [4], Poland) from complete exhaustion as a result of a severe kidney infection".


    1. Jan van Peter Johannes van Heesch
    2. Dr. F. Cammaert, Het Verborgen Front – Geschiedenis van de georganiseerde illegaliteit in de provincie Limburg tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Doctorale scriptie 1994, Groningen
      10. De C.P.N. en de illegaliteit, pp. 1011-1012
    3. Wikipedia • StencilmachineMatrizendruckerSpirit duplicatorDuplicateur à alcoolDuplicador a álcool
    4. Strzelce Opolskie / Groß-Strehlitz, Wikipedia • NederlandsDeutschEnglishFrançaisPortuguês