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1940-1945. The resistance in the dutch province of Limburg

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Peace Carillon


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The peace carillon consists of ten bronze bells, together weighing 611 kilograms. All bells bear a name and a line from the text that the poet Willem K. Coumans wrote especially for this carillon.
The heaviest bell is named after the main donor of the carillon, Vincent Simone. On the 9 other bells are the names of fallen resistance fighters from Limburg.
https://kunstencultuurraad.nl/cultureel-erfgoed/verzetsmonument-cauberg.html
See the speech of Dr. Fred Cammaert on the occasion of the unveiling of the plaque at the peace carillon.

All the fallen resistance people in Limburg

Peace Carillon – 9 pers.

Coenen,
Jan Hubert
Sjeng
∗ 1915-01-10
Simpelveld
† 1944-09-05
Valkenburg
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - “Aussenministerium” - People in hiding - - Simpelveld -

Former subdistrictleader of Simpelveld. Cammaert: After the betrayal of Wittem [1.1], J.H. Coenen from Simpelveld and his comrade W.J. Francotte from Vaals, who had worked …
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
wall: right, row 16-03
Francotte,
Wilhelm Joseph
Joep
∗ 1920-12-29
Vaals
† 1944-09-05
Valkenburg
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - People in hiding - Forced Labor - Vaals - Underground Press - -

Joep Francotte was a roofer/plumber from Vaals. His family website: He refused to work in Germany and was sentenced to months of forced labor in a camp for …
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
wall: right, row 25-05
Guelen,
Johan
∗ 1918-10-01
Gennep
† 1944-09-08
Kamp Vught
- Knokploegen (K.P.) - Gennep - -

Johannes Hendrikus Guelen was a machinist and worker in a paper mill. He belonged to the sabotage group KP-Noord Limburg (KP Gennep and Oeffelt). See also
wall: left, row 10-03
Hendrikx,
Johannes Jacobus
Jan / Ambrosius
∗ 1917-02-02
Venlo
† 1945-05-03
Oranienburg, KZ Sachsenhausen
- People in hiding - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Venlo - -

Jan Hendrikx studied in Nijmegen and was involved in student resistance there before returning to Venlo and becoming a teacher. [1], p. 576
In 1940, J.J. Hendrikx …
wall: right, row 28-04
Krans,
Kornelis
Kees
∗ 1887-03-30
Hoogezand
† 1944-03-02
Helmond
- Initial resistance - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Forced Labor - Helden - -

Kees Krans and his wife bought in 1938 the Bovensbos farm in Helden. [1]
At the beginning of the war, they housed a Jewish family in an underground hiding place just a stone’s throw …

wall: left, row 20-05
Lokerman,
Josephus Stephanus Hendricus
Jo “Thijs”
∗ 1901-02-05
Rotterdam
† 1945-02-11
Neuengamme
- Underground Press - Initial resistance - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Maastricht - -

Jo Lokerman was train driver with the Dutch Railways [1] and the district leader of the LO in Maastricht. Unusual in the south of the Netherlands at that time: this district leader was not only …

wall: left, row 32-05
Moonen,
Jan Leo
ome Leo
∗ 1895-08-31
Heerlen
† 1945-04-02
Bergen-Belsen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - The clergy - Roermond - -

Uncle Leo Moonen was the secretary of the diocese of Roermond, which is congruent with the Dutch province of Limburg. He was a co-founder and the spiritual advisor and so one of the de facto …
wall: right, row 08-03
Naus,
Jacobus Johannes
Jac “Van Doorn”
∗ 1913-12-31
Egchel (Helden)
† 1945-04-15
Bergen-Belsen
- People in hiding - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Venlo - The clergy - -

On June 6, 1939, Jac Naus was appointed vicar in the parish of St. Martinus in Venlo. There, together with Ambrosius and his …
wall: right, row 29-04
Tobben,
Hendricus Hubertus
Harry
∗ 1917-08-24
Heerlen
† 1945-03-15
Hameln (D
- Underground Press - Initial resistance - Ordedienst (O.D.) - Police - Heerlen - Intelligence - Netwerk Bongaerts - -

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 …

wall: left, row 19-05