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Roermond

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During the last winter of war happened, what would later be called The Tears of Roermond. It was the expulsion into German slavery of virtually the entire male population from the front town of Roermond between Christmas and New Year’s Eve 1944. But around the city there were still a lot of people in hiding after that, for example at the farm Lindenhof.
Through the mediation of A. Raab, a genever manufacturer from Herkenbosch, twenty-four Roermonders found shelter in the course of December at the farm Lindenhof in the nature reserve Meinweg. This leaked out. On January 11, 1945, the SiPo from the German border town of Dahlheim, supported by the Dutch nazi Holla, surrounded the farm. After interrogation, the Roermonders were taken to a labor camp in Wassenberg. Via various camps and the Cologne prison, they finally arrived in the so-called Arbeitserziehungslager Hunswinkel (camp of education by work of Hunswinkel). The prisoners were treated extremely badly there. At least nine Roermonders died as a result of the mistreatment and deprivation. (Cammaert VI, p. 632.)
See also the picture of the now stolen (presumably by metal thieves) memorial plaque near the nowadays flooded Hunswinkel concentration camp, where they worked on the barrage.

https://www.rura.nl/joodse_slachtoffers


Liberated: 1945-03-01
Wikipedia NL: Operatie Grenade

All the fallen resistance people in Limburg

Roermond – 49 pers.

Binsbergen, van
Alphons Clemens Maria
Fons
∗ 1909-08-11
Roermond
† 1945-03-23
Verviers (B)
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Roermond -

The photographer Fons van Binsbergen and the printer M.H. Pollaert took care of the necessary forged papers and passport photos in Roermond. [1, p.299]
There was a forgery group in Sittard, …

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Bleijs (Bleys),
Ludovicus (Ludo) Adrianus
Lodewijk
∗ 1906-10-17
Tilburg
† 1945-08-15
Gorinchem
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - Engelandvaarders - Roermond -

Ludo Bleijs’ surname is also spelled Bleys, and sometimes Louis is given as his first name. His resistance name was Lodewijk. During the war he was a member of the Redemptorist monastery in …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-03
Boijmans,
Andreas Gerardus Willem
André
∗ 1886-05-12
Rotterdam
† 1945-03-24
AEL Hunswinkel, Kr. Altena
- People in hiding - Forced Labor - Roermond -

The basket maker [1] André Boijmans was one of people in hiding, who were arrested in Roermond after Christmas 1943 and ended up in the Arbeitserziehungslager Hunswinkel, where a …

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Boogerd,
Johannis Leendert Cornelis
Han
∗ 1906-08-24
Kerkwerve (Zeeland)
† 1943-05-02
Well, gem. Bergen (N-Limb)
- Roermond - April-Mei-stakingen, 1943 -

The chemist Han Boogerd worked for the company E.C.I. (Electro Chemische Industrie) at the state mine Emma. The entire staff of E.C.I. joined the (miners’) strike, after which …
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Bots,
Theo J.
∗ 1905-02-28
Leiden
† 1944-05-05
Roermond
- Police - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Roermond -

Theo Bots was a chief inspector of police in Roermond. [1]
In addition to the cooperation of the L.O. side and the associated aid apparatus for refugees, the contribution …
wall: right, row 04-03
Bouman,
Martinus Antonius Marie
Martin (Bob)
∗ 1899-05-05
Gouda
† 1943-05-02
Wellerlooi
- Initial resistance - Ordedienst (O.D.) - Roermond - April-Mei-stakingen, 1943 - Crisis Controle Dienst (CCD) - Zwarte Plak -

Before WWII, Bob Bouman was an officer in the Dutch Colonial Army NIL. [1]
After six years in the tropics, he and his family returned to the Netherlands. Here the disease …
wall: right, row 04-04
Brinkman,
Herman Joseph Frederik
Herman
∗ 1874-04-04
Gulpen-Wittem
† 1945-03-04
Köln
- Underground Press - Roermond - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. -

The 70-year-old Herman Joseph Frederik Brinkman was a notary in Roermond. He was the widower of Sophie Marie Caroline Laurence de Ras († 13 November 1906) and remarried

This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Brinkman,
Sophie Marie Amélie Jacqueline
Sophie
∗ 1908-10-18
Roermond Geboortedat
† 1945-03-06
Klingelpütz, Köln
- Women in the resistance - Underground Press - Roermond - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. -

Sophie Brinkman was the daughter of notary Herman Brinkman and Francisca Brinkman-Rohling in …

This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Brinkman-Rohling ,
Francisca Alberta Maria
Francisca
∗ 1875-01-18
Dokkum
† 1945-03-27
Maastricht
- Women in the resistance - Underground Press - Roermond - Initial resistance -

Francisca Brinkman-Rohling and her husband, 70-year-old notary Herman Brinkman, lived in Roermond [1] and were the parents of

This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Ceulen,
Alphonsus Antonius Pieter Hubertus
Alphons
∗ 1923-10-29
Maastricht
† 1945-03-17
AEL Hunswinkel
- Maastricht - Forced Labor - Roermond -

Alfons Ceulen lived in Maastricht until November 24, 1937, then in Roermond. He was a student. An official of the regional employment office recalled after the war that he was deported to …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Claessens,
Lodewijk Gerardus Hubertus
Louis
∗ 1925-10-01
Roermond
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Louis Claessens belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border in the Elmpt forest, in order to expel their male townmates between the …

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Dahmen,
Jan
∗ 1907-01-17
Hoch-Emmerich
† 1944-08-19
Vught
- Roermond - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. -

Adrianus Johannes Dahmen was born in Germany to Dutch parents. [2]
He was was a merchant of electrical goods. He and his wife Lisa Ottenheym, who came from Germany, gave shelter to …

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Denis,
Franciscus
∗ 1907-01-17
’s-Hertogenbosch
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border, in order to expel their male townmates between the ages of 16 and 60. Detailed …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-09
Fonteijn,
Mathieu
∗ 1917-07-11
Vlodrop
† 1945-03-01
Roermond
- BS (Domestic Forces) - Roermond -

Mathias Andreas Fonteijn, member of the Resistance. later of the N.B.S. (Dutch Inland Forces) Comp. Roermond, so either KP or OD. Deceased by landmine. (
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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, …

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Gruijters,
Pierre Emile Joseph
Pierre
∗ 1906-03-14
Eijsden
† 1944-10-08
Effeld
- Underground Press - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Couriers of the Resistance - Intelligence - Roermond -

Pierre Gruijters was Chief purchaser at the Patent- en Kristalsodafabriek in Linne. Roman Catholic. Member of the resistance. Arranged hiding addresses and provided the Allies …
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Hanno,
Johannes Hubertus
∗ 1912-12-05
Roermond
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Casual worker. Belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border, in order to expel their male townmates between the ages of 16 and …


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Helwegen,
Frans
∗ 1910-09-22
Roermond
† 1945-02-13
Buchenwald
- The clergy - Roermond -

Photo: The Hagiography Circle [1] → → → →Frans Marie Joseph Helwegen was a roman catholic priest of the eastern rite in Lithuania. Therefore, he was considered an agent of the …
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Hendrickx,
Henri J.
∗ 1902-09-09
Swalmen
† 1945-09-05
Roermond
- Roermond -

Henri Hendrickx, together with his brother Sef, ran the Schöndeln farm in Roermond. Around the beginning of March 1943, the brothers were arrested …
wall: right, row 06-02
Hendrickx,
Jozef Jacobus
Sef
∗ 1905-04-22
Swalmen
† 1945-04-23
Bützow-Dreibergen
- Roermond -

Sef Hendrickx, together with his brother Henri, ran the Schöndeln farm in Roermond. Around the beginning of March 1943, the brothers were …
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Heuvel, van den
Gerardus Henricus Adrianus
Gerard
∗ 1900-07-22
Made en Drimmelen
† 1945-03-06
JVA Köln
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Roermond - The clergy -

Gerard van den Heuvel CssR was a Redemptorist, just like his colleague Ludo Bleys and, like him, he worked as a chaplain in the …
wall: middel, row 21
Hoogendijk,
Herman Charles Joseph
∗ 1897-01-24
Den Haag
† 1945-04-10
Buchenwald
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - The clergy - Roermond -

From 1935 he was a Dutch Reformed pastor in Roermond. Married, 4 children. …
wall: right, row 06-04
Janssen,
Jacobus Everhardus
Jacob
∗ 1904-02-09
Nijmegen
† 1944-08-11
Vught
- Roermond - Nijmegen - Initial resistance -

Jacob Janssen was a branch manager of the grocery chain EDAH in Roermond and a member of the resistance group Oranje Vrijbuiters. [1]His code name was Jacob, his call …
wall: right, row 05-04
Janssens,
Lambertus Joseph
∗ 1907-12-13
Roermond
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Factory worker. Belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border, in order to expel their male townmates between the ages of 16 and …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-15
Janssens,
Petrus Antonius Josephus
Pierre
∗ 1884-03-26
Roermond
† 1945-01-06
KZ Sachsenhausen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Roermond -

Painter. Recruited by Father Ludo Bleys. Pierre frequently employed Jewish people …
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Jongen,
Willem
∗ 1900-01-14
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border, in order to expel their male townmates between the ages of 16 and 60. Detailed …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-16
Jutjens,
Willem /Wim
Stoffels
∗ 1903-12-11
Den Helder
† 1945-03-25
Düsseldorf
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Local contacts - Roermond - Forced Labor -

He was one of the “duikhoofden” (contact persons for those in hiding to the LO) in Roermond. [1]
The German death certificate states that Willem Jutjens died in …
wall: right, row 08-01
Kasdorp,
Wim
∗ 1905-05-19
Amsterdam
† 1945-04-09
AEL Hunswinkel (D)
- People in hiding - Forced Labor - Roermond -

Seller of electrotechnical articles, lived in Swalmerstraat.His son wrote: "We lived opposite the Ortskommandantur (local army HQ), so if they wanted, the Germans were in our house within ten …
wall: right, row 08-02
Kuypers/ Kuijpers,
Jacques Johannes Hubertus
Jaco
∗ 1923-08-25
Roermond
† 1945-01-25
Roermond
- Roermond -

Jaco was an office worker. Around January 25, 1945, Joseph Schalley from Linne and Jacques Kuypers from Roermond were arrested and shot, probably near Hattem Castle, the headquarters of infamous …

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Lamsweerde, van
Frans Maurits Marie
Mauk
∗ 1911-03-13
Groesbeek
† 1945-01-20
Linne (Maasbracht)
- Roermond -

“Director of the Roermond branch of the Rotterdamsche Bank. Member of the resistance under the pseudonym Frans. With his own funds, the baron provided housing for escaped prisoners of …

wall: right, row 07-04
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
Oljans,
Thijs
∗ 1926-01-18
Beilen
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Thijs Oljans was an office worker. [1#4]
His biography on the website wo2slachtoffers.nl/ reads: Lived in Roermond, Schoolpad 2. Son of Jan Oljans and Annechien Kuik. …
wall: right, row 09-02
Oljans,
Wicher
∗ 1922-07-03
Beilen
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt
- People in hiding - Studenten - Roermond - Unorganized resistance -

Student MTS (Middelbare Technische School) [1#4].
Oorlogsgravenstichting.nl [8] calls him a “member of the resistance”. Maybe that was more than setting up the hiding place …

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Peeters,
Paulus Johannes
Paul
∗ 1920-03-19
Maasniel
† 1944-09-26
Maalbroek/Asenray, gem. Maasni
- People in hiding - Roermond - Maasniel -

Shot near the German border for illegal possession of arms, with Joseph Smeets. (Cammaert VIb p. 624). Is mentioned on the
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Polski jeniec,
Frans
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-12-27
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Polski jeniec = Polish prisoner of war. “Frans” was the unknown person in hiding. During WWII they were called “onderduikers” in the Netherlands, (which means divers). He belonged to the …


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Raab,
Conrad Richard Hermann
Conrad
∗ 1895-04-04
Ochsenfurt (D)
† 1945-03-03
Köln
- Roermond - Unorganized resistance -

The first name of Conrad Raab is spelled with K only by the registry office in Roermond.
His father Hugo founded the Limburgse Spiritusindustrie (Lispin) in Herkenbosch. [1.1]


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Reulen,
Albert
Bèr
∗ 1916-11-12
Roermond
† 1944-06-10
Overveen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - Ordedienst (O.D.) - Roermond -

Albert Reulen was a butcher and factory worker, involved in the resistance groups Ordedienst (OD), Landelijke Organisatie voor Hulp aan Onderduikers (LO) and the KP (knokploegen, armed …
wall: right, row 09-05
Rietjens,
Jan Louis
Jan
∗ 1922-02-16
Roermond
† 1945-03-22
AEL Hunswinkel, Kr. Altena
- People in hiding - Forced Labor - Roermond -

Jan Rietjens lived in Roermond from his birth until September 10, 1940. After that he lived in Heerlen until January 21, 1944. Subsequently in Roermond again. Heerlen was already liberated at …

wall: right, row 08-04
Roosjen,
Johan
∗ 1884-10-04
Wildervank
† 1944-11-17
Venlo
- Roermond -

Johan Roosjen was a main supervisor at the electricity supplier Provinciale Limburgse Electriciteits Maatschappij. He was also a wealthy man who traded in shares and drove around in a Ford. …

wall: right, row 10-01
Sars,
Adrianus Johannes Albertus
Adriaan
∗ 1905-12-26
’s-Hertogenbosch
† 1945-04-23
Passau (Mauthausen)
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - The clergy - Roermond -

Adriaan Sars was a vicar at the cathedral of Roermond and therefore, of course, a member of the LO.
With the arrival of a paratrooper battalion under the command of Major
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Schoemaker,
Richard Leonard Arnold
Richard
∗ 1886-10-05
Roermond
† 1942-05-03
Sachsenhausen (Oranienburg)
- OD trial of Maastricht - Intelligence - Initial resistance - Initial resistance - Roermond -

Richard Schoemaker was a cadet at the Royal Military Academy from 1905 and active in various sports, especially fencing. In it he participated in the Olympic Games in London in 1908. He became …


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Schreur /Schreurs,
Joseph Petrus Adrianus
Joseph
∗ 1911-11-06
Rotterdam
† 1944-10-31
Klingelpütz Köln
- Roermond - Unorganized resistance - People in hiding - Forced Labor -

On the wall of the Limburg Resistance Monument there is a Joseph Schreurs listed for Roermond. No person with that name can be found among the Roermond war victims, but the furniture maker and …

wall: right, row 10-04
Selder,
Hubertus
∗ 1923-04-20
Roermond
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Carpenter. Belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border, in order to expel their male townmates between the ages of 16 and 60.


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-26
Sevenich,
Mathieu
∗ 1928-03-01
Roermond
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Errand boy, he only reached the age of 16. Belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border, in order to expel their male townmates …

wall: right, row 11-01
Smeets-Hendrickx,
Jacqueline Henrica
(Tante) Jacquelien
∗ 1892-02-25
Melick en Herkenbosc
† 1945-02-19
KZ Ravensbrück
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Women in the resistance - Roermond -

One of the few female victims at the Resistance. “Arrested on August 10, 1944 in connection with the housing of Jews“ (
wall: right, row 10-04
Stoffels,
Marcel
Starkenborg
∗ 1914-06-27
Brunssum
† 1944-08-11
Vught
- People in hiding - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ordedienst (O.D.) - Brunssum - Roermond -

Marcel Elbert Jozef Marie Stoffels was an employee in an office. After a period of resistance activities in Apeldoorn, he went into hiding in Roermond when the members of the Dutch army were to …

wall: left, row 06-02
Tobben,
Jan Catharina
∗ 1928-03-14
Roermond
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Jan Catharina Tobben was a merchant. He belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border, in order to expel their male townmates between …


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Uphus,
Louis
∗ 1914-11-13
Rotterdam
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (Niederkrüchten)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Louis Uphus was a window dresser [1#2] and lived in Roermond [1#3] since July 16, 1940. He belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-30
Winters,
Willem
∗ 1896-02-06
Utrecht
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Factory worker. Belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border, in order to expel their male townmates between the ages of 16 and …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-31