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

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Jews in resistance



Memorial stone Jewish victims from Valkenburg

On the subject of Jews in World War II, we naturally think first of the terrible persecution and mass murder to which they were subjected. But they were not always only victims. The most famous example is the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Of course, in Limburg the Jewish resistance fighters were doubly threatened as well.


The fallen resistance people in Limburg

Jews in resistance – 8 pers.

Berets,
Ernst David
Ernst
∗ 1898-10-16
Krefeld
† 1943-01-31
Auschwitz
- Maastricht - Jews in resistance - Initial resistance - Intelligence -

Ernst Berets came from a Jewish family with many children. His father was Dutch, his mother German. They had moved to Krefeld after World War I, where they ran a wholesale fruit and vegetable …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Blijdestein, van
Louis
Lou /Loe
∗ 1915-05-19
Sittard
† 1945-03-15
Auschwitz
- Sittard - Jews in resistance -

Laboratory employee at the oil company B.P.M., member of the resistance. [4] What kind of resistance he did, in which organization and how he was caught, we don’t know (yet). -  …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-04
Bloemgarten,
Rudolf
∗ 1920-05-07
Maastricht
† 1943-07-01
Bloemendaal
- Underground Press - Jews in resistance - Studenten - Maastricht -

Rudi Bloemgarten was born in Maastricht [1], lived as a child in Schaarbeek ( region of Brussels) from 1924 to 1933 and then in Amsterdam, where he studied medicine during the …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Cahn,
David Leo
∗ 1923-12-07
Maastricht
† 1942-08-14
Auschwitz
- Jews in resistance - Initial resistance - Groep Dresen - Maastricht - Underground Press -

Jewish butcher’s son, residing at Lenculenstraat 9 in Maastricht. He belonged to the civilian branch of the Dresen group, which was mainly engaged in the distribution of illegal leaflets …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-07
Fuchs,
Peter Joseph
Peter
∗ 1899-05-16
Müllenborn
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Jews in resistance - -

The miller Peter Fuchs lived from his birth until September 7, 1929 in Kassel (Germany), afterwards always in Roermond. [1#3]
Married to Lucia Robling (22 September 1901 Kemmertsweiler, …

wall: right, row 07-01
Lopes de Leaô Laguna,
Jacob
∗ 1901-10-21
Amsterdam
† 1942-05-11
Oranienburg
- OD trial of Maastricht - Intelligence - Initial resistance - Jews in resistance - Ordedienst (O.D.) -

Jacob Lopes de Leaô Laguna was a factory manager and a reserve captain. He was one of the many demobilized Dutch soldiers who, after the surrender on May 10, 1940, would not and could not comply …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Meiler,
Max
Piet van Kempen, oom Willem
∗ 1893-06-12
Nijmegen
† 1945-03-12
Neuengamme
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Jews in resistance - Aid to Jews - Venlo -

Max Meiler was a trained electrical technician, but a merchant by profession. He was a contact man in Venlo for the district leader Ambrosius …

This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.03-08
Soesman,
Gerhard Lodewijk Robertus
Gerard
∗ 1922-06-23
Valkenburg
† 1945-01-21
Auschwitz/Oświęcim
- Initial resistance - Jews in resistance - Valkenburg - Underground Press - Maastricht - Communists & Sympathizers -

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 …
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