Hub. Kerres
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Hub. Kerres is listed in the Resistance Memorial on the
central wall, row 13 #02

Limburg 1940-1945,
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Hub. Kerres

 30-06-1924 Kerkrade      30-08-1944 Buchenwald (20)
- Engelandvaarders - Studenten - Kerkrade -

    The student Hubert Joseph Kerres lived in Kerkrade. His father Mathias came from the German-speaking Eynatten near Eupen, which is now Belgian again, mother Maria Hubertina from Horbach, from Heerlen just over the German border. [1#2]
    This was and is something very common in this three-country region. But this in no way meant that Hubert had sympathies for the Nazis. He preferred to go to England rather than sign the declaration of loyalty for students or have to work in the German armaments industry.
    He was arrested on April 17, 1943 in Moullins (Moulins?) on his way to England. [1#1]
    There are 10 localities in France with the name Moulins and one called Bas Moullins, Pays de la Loire, France.
    Hubert is listed as Engelandvaarder (England sailer) [2] on the wall plaque in the chapel of the cemetery of honor in Loenen. [3]
    He wanted to enlist in the Dutch army in England, but was stopped on his way there. This is reason enough for us to consider him a fallen Dutch soldier.


    1. Archief Oorlogsgravenstichting (@ Nationaal archief), Dossier
      Hubert Kerres • #1#2
    2. Engelandvaarder, Wikipedia • NederlandsEnglish
    3. Nationaal Ereveld Loenen
      Wikipedia • NederlandsDeutsch