initial resistance
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initial resistance

People who played a role during WW2 in and around Valkenburg. Most of them appear in the resistance story about Valkenburg. In that case, click on More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg next to that name.
This list is far from being complete.

Memorial stone for the resistance people Coenen and Francotte

† ✡ † Jews Holocaust Allied soldiers USA RAF NL sold Verzet initial resistance L.O. K.P. municipality local contacts couriers occasional resistance Gr. Smit people in hiding Valkenburg+ Valkenburg Berg en Terblijt Schin op Geul IJzeren Sibbe Margraten Houthem-St.Gerlach Geulhem Hulsberg Houthem Klimmen Meerssen Heerlen police priests NSB / NSDAP

We count to the initial resistance such organizations and individuals, who were active before the foundation of the LO to early resistance. Because only then the resistance, at least in our region, started to increase to a larger scale. Because it was only then that the resistance, at least in our region, began to grow to a larger scale. 10 pers.
Jan Willem
∗ 1907-04-12
† 1945-03-13
early resistance - L.O. - priest - Heerlen - person in hiding - war victim - Since september 10, 1933, Giel Berix was a kapelaan (in the Netherlands a term for Roman Catholic auxiliary parish priests, vicars. In Belgium they are also called Onderpastoor) at St. Pancratius Church in Heerlen. [4]
Giel is a regional call name still very common at that time, standing for …

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∗ 1891-04-28
† 1945-02-13
Natzweiler, Außenkommando Daut
early resistance - Schin op Geul - Dutch-Paris - war victim - Jean was registered at the civil registry as Johannes Michael and grew up in Schin-op-Geul. He was employed by the French railway company Wagons Lits and he was, with the help of his entire family, a member of the French-Dutch group Dutch-Paris [1], which helped refugees, especially Jews.
He was …
Gronden, van der
Gerrit Jan
∗ 1895-12-13
† 1943-01-02
early resistance - Valkenburg - war victim - On November 6, 1897, at the age of almost two years, he moved with his parents and siblings from Dordrecht to Vlissingen, his mother’s birthplace, see civil registry card Vlissingen [1]. On 29 May 1906 to Vaals, on 19 June 1917 to Houthem (from 1941 on municipality of …

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G. Hub
∗ 1909-02-15
† 1970-11-26
early resistance - priest - Valkenburg - survivor - He was ordained priest on March 13, 1937, was vicar in Berg en Terblijt from September 1937, vicar in the parish of Sts . Nikolaas & Barbara in Valkenburg from May 1939, parish priest in Rothem near Maastricht from September 1955, retired from February 1964, first in Overbunde, then in Valkenburg. …
Hout, van
Jan (Johannes Franciscus)
∗ 1908-10-17
† 1945-02-22
KZ Neuengamme
early resistance - Valkenburg - war victim - Professional cyclist from 1932 to 1940. When he was eight years old, he moved to Eindhoven with his parents. In 1932 he set a new Dutch hour record (42.282) in Tilburg and on August 25th, 1933, on the wooden cycle track in Maasniel near Roermond, a world hour record of 44.588 kilometers. But …

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Charles Joseph
∗ 1916-03-05
† 1944-01-18
AEL Groß-Beeren, Kreis Teltow
early resistance - Valkenburg - war victim - Charles Nijst was a student at the Katholieke Economische Hogeschool (Catholic College of Economics) in Tilburg. [1]
The no longer existing weekly newspaper Het Land van Valkenburg wrote about him: He refused to sign a declaration of loyalty and went into …

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Roks /Rocks,
Jan Joseph
∗ 1883-05-21
† 1944-03-03
early resistance - Valkenburg - war victim - Jan Joseph Rocks was a member of the early resistance group Erkens in Maastricht, co-owner of the guesthouse Samoshuis, next to Parkhotel Rooding of that time. Nic Erkens spent some time in hiding with him, arrested in Valkenburg during the Hannibalspiel …

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Roy, van
Hubertus Andreas
∗ 1893-03-09
† 1981-11-24
early resistance - police - Valkenburg - survivor - Veldwachter (local policeman appointed by the municipality) in Valkenburg until december 1941. Was a member of the early resistance group around J.Smit in Heerlen. The earliest data on this group are from the end of 1940 and early 1941. Smit, a professional soldier demobilized in July 1940, …
Gerard Frank
∗ 1919-08-29
† 1944-04-04
early resistance - Hulsberg - war victim - During the mobilization he was a cornet (= ensign) in the mounted artillery. Later, as a law student, he refused to sign the declaration of loyalty to the Germans and joined the resistance movement. He mapped activities of the Germans at Dutch airfields and passed them on to the allies. [1] He was …

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Gerhard Lodewijk Robertus
∗ 1922-06-23
† 1945-01-21
early resistance - Valkenburg - war victim - Student HBS (high school). Listed in the Honor Roll of Victims 1940 – 1945 [1], in the category resistance people. Moreover he had a Jewish father, Jacob Soesman. Mother: Christina Johanna Maria Prick
See also the site of Joods Monument [2]: “Gerhard Lodewijk Robertus …

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