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

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Aid to People in Hiding L.O.


LO top 08-1943


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Jan (Ambrosius) Hendrikx
Venlo

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Jac Naus
Venlo

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Ludo Bleys
Roermond

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Giel Berix
Heerlen

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Leo Moonen
Roermond

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Leo Penders
Wittem

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Pater Beatus
Heerlen

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Karel van Berckel
Heerlen

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Jo Lokerman,
Districtschef LO
Maastricht

L.O. was originally the abbreviation for Limburgse Onderduikershulp, Limburgian Aid to People in hiding. Shortly after it was founded, it was integrated into the Landelijke organistie voor hulp aan Onderduikers (National Organization for Aid to People in hiding) with the same abbreviation. Both organizations only came into existence in 1943 as a result of an initiative by clergy people to get existing and new groups to work together more effectively. In the beginning there were these two organizations, due to the strong “pillarisation” of the Netherlands at that time, which meant that every organization was religiously or ideologically oriented. So in the north the LO stood mainly on a reformed basis, in Limburg and some adjoining areas in Noord-Brabant and Gelderland there was the sometimes so-called ‘Roman’ LO. In the LO province of Limburg, the teacher Jan Hendrikx from Venlo became the leader. He was better known as Ambrosius, who had studied in Nijmegen. This city is located only a few kilometers north of the Limburg provincial border. Nijmegen played an important role in the Limburg LO. This had to do with the Catholic University of Nijmegen (KUN, today Radboud University), where mainly students from the Catholic south of the country, including Limburg, studied.
Nijmegen was also the location of J. de Weert’s falsification bureau, which was integrated into the L.O. by Ambrosius. When the compulsory declaration of loyalty was introduced, many students had to abandon their studies. Male objectors were also ordered to work in Germany. A sharp increase in the number of those in hiding and, moreover, in the number of resisters were a logical consequence of this.
The cooperation and subsequent merger of the two organisations however came about quite quickly.
The armed arm of the LO were the combat groups, in Dutch de knokploegen. It was a separate organization but closely linked to the LO. Especially in North Limburg it was often the same people. This also applied to the cooperation with the O.D. (Ordedienst = Order Service). Especially in North Limburg, many resistance members were in both the L.O. and the O.D., which was mostly unthinkable elsewhere: Only with the establishment of the top-ordered umbrella organization of the Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten (Domestic Forces) in 1944 did an in many places bumpy cooperation come about.
Here are some links, unfortunately all just to Dutch websites:

  • Wikipedia NL: Limburgse Onderduikorganisatie and Landelijke Organisatie voor Hulp aan Onderduikers
  • Het Verborgen Front – Geschiedenis van de georganiseerde illegaliteit in de provincie Limburg tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog, Doctorale scriptie 1994 van Fred Cammaert, Hoofdstuk VIa & Hoofdstuk VIb De Landelijke Organisatie voor hulp aan onderduikers. (Die verborgene Front – Geschichte der organisierten Illegalität in der Provinz Limburg während des Zweiten Weltkriegs, Dissertation 1994 von Fred Cammaert, Kapitel VIa und Kapitel VIb: Die Nationale Hilfsorganisation für Untergetauchte)
  • Het grote gebod Deel 1, Hoofdstuk I: De Landelijke Organisatie voor hulp aan Onderduikers, blz. 323-345: Limburg door Drs. L. van Hommerich (Das Große Gebot Teil 1, Kapitel I: Die Nationale Organisation zur Hilfe für Untergetauchte, S. 323-345: Limburg von Drs. L. van Hommerich)

The fallen resistance people in Limburg

Aid to People in Hiding L.O. – 187 pers.

Ahout,
Ger
∗ 1919-12-18
Deurne
† 1945-02-17
Bergen (L)
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - Limburg + - Dutch Soldiers - Zwarte Plak - Raad van Verzet (RVV) -

Gerardus Wilhelmus Johannes Petrus Ahout was a member of the LO-KP [1] and of the RVV [2] in Deurne. During the liberation of the south of the Netherlands, the

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Assen, van
Derk
∗ 1891-10-09
Hasselt (O)
† 1943-09-13
Horst (L)
- Underground Press - Aid to Jews - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Maastricht -

He was a bailiff at the direct taxes, belonged to LO-Maastricht, married to Berendje Grolleman. [1]
They were active in the distribution of underground papers such as Vrij Nederland …

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Assen-Grolleman, van
Berendina
Berendje
∗ 1894-03-29
Hasselt (Ov)
† 1945-02-18
Ravensbrück
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Underground Press - Aid to Jews - Women in the resistance - Maastricht -

Almost from the beginning of the German occupation in 1940, Berendje Grolleman (Berendina van Assen-Grolleman) and her husband
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Baars,
Bernhardus Johannes
Bernhard “Jacques”
∗ 1913-10-20
Rotterdam
† 1945-04-27
Bergen-Belsen
- The clergy - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Wittem -

Father Bernhard Baars C.s.s.R. lived in the Redemptorist monastery in Wittem. [1]
He was the subdistrict leader of the LO-Wittem, which belonged to the district of Gulpen. The …

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Beckhoven, van
Gerardus
Pater Beatus
∗ 1899-09-21
Amsterdam
† 1945-03-20
Bergen-Belsen
- Initial resistance - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Underground Press - Aid to Jews - The clergy - People in hiding - Heerlen -

Gerard van Beckhoven or Father Beatus van Beckhoven OFM was kapelaan (vicar) in Heerlen at the rectorate church of St. Francis on the Laanderstraat in Heerlen [1] and there he became a …
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Berckel, van
Karel C.
∗ 1892-08-19
Delft
† 1944-09-05
Kamp Vught
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - Underground Press - Aid to Jews - Heerlen -

Detailed information about the surgeon Karel van Berckel [1.1] can be found on the website of the National Memorial Camp Vught [1.2], where he was murdered. The following is an excerpt …

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Berger,
Alfons Reinoud
Fons
∗ 1925-05-01
Venlo
† 1945-01-22
Neuengamme
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Couriers of the Resistance - Venlo -

Fons Berger was the eldest son of the mayor of Venlo, who stepped down in 1941, and attended the gymnasium Sint-Thomas College there.
He became a district courier for the L.O. in Venlo,
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Berix,
Jan Willem
Giel
∗ 1907-04-12
Meers
† 1945-03-13
Bergen-Belsen
- Initial resistance - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Heerlen - People in hiding - The clergy -

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. …

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Berkhout,
Jacobus Hermanus
Jacob
∗ 1904-08-12
Culemborg
† 1945-08-31
Malchow
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - Aid to Jews - Forced Labor - Heythuysen -

Jacob Berkhout, an electrical engineer, had taken in a Jewish Ms. Prijs and her two children at his home. Someone who knew about it betrayed this in order to get an arrested friend released. …

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Betuw, van
Johannes Petrus Maria
Jan “Jules”
∗ 1923-08-08
Eygelshoven
† 2015-03-13
Heerlen
- Couriers of the Resistance - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Heerlen - Survivors -

During the war, Jan van Betuw was a bus driver and courier in the LO district of Heerlen under the pseudonym Jules. In this capacity, he narrowly escaped arrest in early 1944 during a check on …

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Beunen,
Hubertus / Hendrikus?
Bèr
∗ 1917-01-01
Ohé en Laak
† 1945-01-18
Echt
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ambtenaren - Echt -

Civil servant / member of the resistance. Shot by the Germans on January 18, 1945 during the liberation in connection with the support of the Allies.  …

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Bilsen, van
Franciscus Jacobus Karolus
Frans
∗ 1911-01-25
Ginneken & Bavel
† 1944-01-19
Venlo
- Police - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Underground Press - Venlo -

Photo: collection of the Van Bilsen family [2]Frans van Bilsen was chief of the Ginniken police in 1940. [1#2][2]
During the occupation, he …

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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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Bisschoff,
Johannes Mathias Willem
Sjeng
∗ 1922-08-24
Simpelveld
† 1945-04-23
Buchenwald
- Simpelveld - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. -

Sjeng Bisschoff was arrested on July 21, 1944 by the infiltrator Lambertz, a German non-commissioned officer, as he was about to drive him to a diving address in Vaals, because Lambertz had said …

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Bleijs,
Ludovicus Adrianus
Ludo “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 …


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Boers,
Henricus Joannes Hubertus
Harry
∗ 1923-10-16
Stevensweert
† 1944-09-05
Vught
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Stevensweert -

Harry Boers was a blacksmith [1] and roofer. [2]
The brothers Harry and Sef Boers mainly took care of
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Boers,
Josephus Johannes Stephanus
Sef
∗ 1914-05-19
Stevensweert
† 1944-09-05
Vught
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Stevensweert -

Sef Boers was a blacksmith [1]
The brothers Harry and Sef Boers mainly took care of
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Boorn, van den
Eugène Alphonse Georges
Eugène
∗ 1911-07-04
Maastricht
† 1944-11-05
Effeld, Kr. Geilenkirchen
- The clergy - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Posterholt -

Eugène van den Boorn came from Gronsveld, near Maastricht [1] and during the occupation, he was rector in Posterholt near
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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 …
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Brands,
Lambert
∗ 1900-07-20
Hoelbeek (B)
† 1956-01-27
Houthem-St-Gerlach
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Valkenburg - Survivors -

The above birth and death dates of Lambert Brands are from the only In Memoriam card of a Lambert Brands in the collection of rijckheyt.nl. But is it really the same person? [1] -  …

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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

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Brinkman,
Sophie Marie Amélie Jacqueline
Sophie
∗ 1908-10-18
Roermond Geboortedatum:
† 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 …

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Brouwer,
Leendert Th.
Leo
∗ 1907-06-01
Nijmegen
† 1943-05-02
Wellerlooi (Bergen [L])
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Maastricht - April-Mei-stakingen, 1943 - Crisis Controle Dienst (CCD) -

Leendert Brouwer was the district head of Maastricht of the CCD (Crisis Controle Dienst, an agency designed to protect the food market from black marketeers)istrictsleider Crisis Controle Dienst …

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Brouwers,
Hendrikus Antonius Hubertus
Henk
∗ 1919-10-09
Maastricht
† 1945-03-14
Neuengamme
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Maastricht -

Henk Brouwers was a commercial traveller. [1#3][1#10]
Over fifty people were arrested due to the betrayal of Gonnie Zeguers-Boere, including …

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Caldenborg,
A.
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Local contacts - Houthem - Survivors -

“diver’s chief“ (local contact person) of the LO in Houthem
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Coehorst,
Frans Gerard Marie Joseph
Frans, “Van Aken”
∗ 1925-09-22
Venlo
† 1944-11-01
Zwickau
- Couriers of the Resistance - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Forced Labor - Venlo -

The 18-year-old Frans Coehorst was asked by Hendrikx after his graduation from high school to work for him as a courier in the Limburg district and …
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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 …
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Cornips,
Constant Jozef Ernest
Constant
∗ 1895-09-19
Berg en Terblijt,
† 1944-09-05
Kamp Vught
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Aid to Jews - Berg en Terblijt - Heerlen -

“More complicated need of clothing used to be regulated by the director of the municipal social welfare office, Mr Cornips, with me. He was very competent for this due to his function. It …

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Cremers,
Anna Maria Johanna
Annie
∗ 1924-06-05
Voerendaal
† 2005-08-22
Heerlen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ambtenaren - Couriers of the Resistance - Valkenburg - Survivors - Women in the resistance -

Photo: Annie in the distribution office. Family archive.Annie Cremers forged documents for the people in hiding at the so called Municipal Distribution …
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Cremers,
Hein
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ambtenaren - Valkenburg - Survivors -

At the end of the war, the municipal officials Hein Cremers and especially Guus Laeven ensured that the entire register of the registry office of …
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Cremers,
Wielke
∗ 1910-07-12
Heerlen
† 1950-08-20
Valkenburg
- Couriers of the Resistance - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Valkenburg - Survivors - Women in the resistance -

Sister of Gerda Cremers and sister-in-law of Pierre Schunck. He wrote about her: “Then I assigned Ms …
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Dael,
Jean Marie
Jan
∗ 1909-01-01
Venlo
† 1945-03-09
Mauthausen
- Initial resistance - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Venlo -

Jan Dael was, among other things, a hotel clerk, a driver, and a cook before finally finding his vocation in the bookstore and library De Boemerang on Geldersepoort. He was the father of six …
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Dael,
Leo
∗ 1907-09-12
Venlo
† 1945-03-01
Mauthausen
- Initial resistance - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Venlo -

Leopold Franciscus Dael was a self-employed cab driver and night watchman in a school seized by the Germans as an office building. He and his brother
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Dahmen,
Adrianus Johannes
Jan
∗ 1907-01-17
Hoch-Emmerich
† 1944-08-19
Vught
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Aid to Jews - Roermond -

Jan 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 Allied airmen and …

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Debije,
Maria Josepha Hubertina Anna
Anna
∗ 1903-02-05
Schaesberg
† 1968-02-19
Arnhem
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Underground Press - Aid to Jews - Women in the resistance - Survivors - Heer -

Anna Debije is the widow of Giel Duijkers. The couple did, as often happened, their resistance work together. But as always in such cases: Giel was …

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Duijkers,
Guillaume
Giel
∗ 1896-12-07
Meerssen
† 1945-02-23
KZ Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Local contacts - Underground Press - Aid to Jews - Heer -

Giel Duijkers was a district official at PLEM (Provinciale Limburgse Electriciteits­maatschappij, Electricity Supply Company) [1#2]. He was married, was duikhoofd (diver’s chief,  …

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Dusink,
Lubbert
Lambert
∗ 1907-04-28
’s-Gravenhage
† 1945-05-24
Ludwigslust
- Police - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Nederweert -

Lubertus Hindrikus Johannes Dusink lived, among other places, in Nederweert, where he worked as a municipal policeman. On March 10, 1943, he was relocated to Mierlo-Hout in connection with …

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Erdkamp,
Gerhardus Antonius
Gerrit
∗ 1915-12-29
Elst
† 1945-04-01
Neuengamme, Kdo Beendorf
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Forced Labor - Limburg + - Elst -

The farmer Gerrit Erdkamp was arrested on October 22, 1943, on suspicion of aiding Allied airmen. [1]
He was one of the pioneers of the LO-Elst [2] and belonged to a group composed …


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Erkens,
Pieter Mathijs
Math.
∗ 1892-07-29
Schinnen
† 1944-11-19
Neuengamme
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Heerlen -

Pieter Mathijs Erkens was director of the brick factory N.V. Beckers-Koten’s Steenfabriek in Heerlen since 30 January 1934. During the war years 1940-1945 the factory did not …
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Ettema,
Dominicus Hylarius /Hilarius
∗ 1897-08-03
Wymbritseradiel
† 1945-01-11
Neuengamme
- Nijmegen - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Limburg + -

Dominicus Ettema was deputy director of the cooperative dairy in Zeddam (municipality of Bergh, Montferland) [1] and was listed in the files of the SD/SiPo (Security Service/Security Police) as …


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Förster,
Maria Anna Clara
Mies
∗ 1915-11-16
Helmond
† 1945-03-18
Heerlen
- Women in the resistance - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Couriers of the Resistance - Heerlen -

Nurse, assistant to the medical examiner at the municipal employment office in Heerlen. "She saved numerous approved persons from being sent to Germany for forced labour by changing medical …

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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 …
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Freysen /Freijsen,
Wilhelmus Agathus Petrus
Willem
∗ 1914-09-29
Breda ?
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ambtenaren - Valkenburg - Survivors -

To hide the manipulations by him and his colleagues (Victor Willems and
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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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Geelen,
Theodorus Gertrudis Hubertus
∗ 1904-02-04
Zwolle
† 1962-05-19
Roermond
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Meerssen - The clergy - Survivors -

Vicar in Meerssen since 1928, 1944 pastor of the male youth work in Limburg, pastor of a parish in Roermond. Pierre Schunck of the L.O. Valkenburg wrote: “In 1942 I heard from
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Geerlings,
Hermanus Bernardus Arnoldus
Herman
∗ 1917-03-28
Elst
† 1945-02-18
Hamburg-Neuengamme
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ambtenaren - Limburg + - Elst -

He was one of the pioneers of the LO-Elst and belonged to a group mainly composed of municipal officials [1].
Read more about the end of this group in the story about

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Gommans,
Henk
∗ 1921-07-07
Beesel
† 1944-10-08
Belfeld
- Beesel - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. -

Hendrikus Wilhelmus M. Gommans, 23 years old, gardener [1], tailor, salesman [2], residing Keulscheweg 502 in Beesel. According to
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Goossen,
Theo J.M.
Harry van Benthum
∗ 1917-10-20
Bergh
† 2000-02-06
Heerlen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Kerkrade - Survivors - BS (Domestic Forces) -

Leader of the subdistrict Kerkrade of the resistance organisation LO. Worked together the Auβenministerium (a group that repatriated students forced to work in Germany to the Netherlands). …
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Goossens,
Emile Antoon Felix
Emile
∗ 1903-01-21
Venlo
† 1945-03-00
Bergen-Belsen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Echt - The clergy - Aid to Jews - People in hiding -

Emile Goossens was a vicar in Echt 1936-1945. For French-speaking prisoners of war who escaped from Germany, downed allied pilots, Jewish …
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Gronden, van der
Abraham Cornelis
∗ 1897-06-24
Dordrecht
† 1967-11-12
Heerlen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Aid to Jews - Valkenburg - Survivors -

Abraham Cornelis van der Gronden came as a baby on November 6, 1897 from Dordrecht to Vlissingen, the birthplace of his mother, see civil registry card Vlissingen  [1]. On 29 May 1906 to …

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Groot,
Simon Stendert
Simon
∗ 1911-02-28
Sevenum
† 1944-09-20
Sevenum
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Sevenum -

Simon Groot was a farmer. He belonged to the LO-Sevenum and possibly the OD. His farm Rust Roest (Rest Rusts) in Sevenum was a hotbed of resistance during the Second World War. People in …

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Grooten,
Wiel
∗ 1918-05-04
Bocholtz
† 1944-09-05
Kamp Vught
- Bocholtz - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - “Aussenministerium” -

In Wiel Grooten’s file at the OGS (War Graves Foundation) it says that he was a machine fitter and was arrested by the Gestapo in Aachen. [1]
But before that, he resisted in two …
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Grotaers,
Coen
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
Australia
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Geulhem - Survivors -

Worked as an excavator operator in the Curfs limestone quarry in Geulhem. He and his wife, as well as many colleagues in the adjacent Curfs and Schunck quarries, helped people in hiding in the …

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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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Hal, van
Petrus Paulus
Piet
∗ 1918-05-07
Bunde
† 1945-03-14
Buchenwald
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ambtenaren - Limburg + - Elst -

Where was Piet van Hal born? In his file at the Oorlogsgravenstichting (Dutch war graves foundation), his place of birth is listed as Bunde. So the OGS made inquiries in the Limburg municipality …


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Hamers,
Hubert Joseph Dyonisius
Huub
∗ 1921-04-16
Simpelveld
† 1944-12-29
KZ Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg
- Studenten - Forced Labor - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - People in hiding - Underground Press - Simpelveld -

Huub Hamers from Simpelveld was the eldest son of the child-rich entrepreneurial family Hamers-Beckers, who ran a wholesale trade in colonial goods with a warehouse in the …
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Heber,
Willem Hubert
Willem
∗ 1889-02-23
Horn (L)
† 1945-03-25
Mauthausen
- Underground Press - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Heel-Panheel -

Farmer and earthworker Willem Hubert Heber, member of LO-Heel put his radio at the disposal of brothers Sylvester and Joost Berden, who needed it to …
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Hekking,
Henri A.
Hens
∗ 1923-09-21
† 1945-04-16
- Nijmegen - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - Couriers of the Resistance - Limburg + -

Henny Hekking was a member of the Knokploeg (combat group) in Nijmegen, together with, among others, his friends Jules Moormann,

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Hendriks,
J.
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Local contacts - Berg en Terblijt - Survivors -

“diver’s chief“ Berg en Terblijt
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Hendrikx,
Johannes Jacobus
Jan “Ambrosius”
∗ 1917-02-02
Venlo
† 1945-05-03
Oranienburg, KZ Sachsenhausen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - People in hiding - Aid to Jews - 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 …
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Hendrix,
Johannes Jozef
Jan
∗ 1901-03-09
Grubbenvorst
† 1945-02-09
Buchenwald
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - The clergy - Maasbracht -

Jan Hendrix grew up in Geysteren. [1] In 1927 vicar in Maasbracht. Traces of War [2] calls him headmaster.
When Father Bleijs found Rector J.J. Hendrix of …
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Herben,
Frits
∗ 1913-02-26
∗ ?
† 1944-10-03
† ?
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Heer -

Frits C. A. Herben was a tailor, married, belonged to the LO of Heer-Maastricht and was killed by accident while supporting the Allies.
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Hermans,
Henri Marie Auguste
Guus
∗ 1922-06-13
, Weert
† 1944-09-02
KZ Sachsenhausen
- People in hiding - Studenten - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Weert -

Guus Hermans refused to sign the declaration of loyalty which was obligatory for students and therefore had to go to Germany as a forced laborer. But he was the first in Weert not …
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Hermkens,
Gerardus Hendrikus Hubertus
"Arie"
∗ 1903-01-05
Venlo
† 1945-02-18
Buchenwald
- The clergy - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Montfort -

The L.O. at Montfort was led by H. Seegers and Vicar Gerard Hermkens. On December 16, 1944, the Germans started their Ardennes Counteroffensive [1], a.k.a. Battle of the Bulge. So the …

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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 …
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Hoeben ,
Wilhelmus Hub.
∗ 1902-02-16
Nederweert
† 1945-02-06
Kdo. Meppen-Versen (Neuengamme
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Limburg + - Forced Labor -

He was a member of the LO in Someren and was “arrested on June 16, 1944 in roundup of Allied airmen.” [1]
On the website Brabantse …

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Hoes,
Gerardus Adrianus
Geert
∗ 1919-02-10
Tilburg
† 1945-02-09
Neuengamme
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ambtenaren - Studenten - Limburg + - Nijmegen - Elst -

Geert Hoes was one of the pioneers of LO-Elst and belonged to a group consisting mainly of municipal officials, including Hendrik Kammeraat,

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Hoeymakers /Hoeijmakers,
Hendrik Hubert
Hendrik
∗ 1885-02-18
Sevenum
† 1945-03-11
Salzgitter-Reppner
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Sevenum - Forced Labor -

Hendrik Hoeymakers was a farmer and married to Maria Catharina Jakobs, born on September 7, 1886. [1#2]
His surname is spelled Hoeymakers by relatives and acquaintances, but many …

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Hoeymakers /Hoeijmakers,
Jozef Mathieu
Jeu
∗ 1924-03-09
Sevenum
† 1944-10-08
Sevenum
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - BS (Domestic Forces) - Sevenum -

Mathieu Hoeymakers, abbreviated Jeu, is usually referred to as Jozef Mathijs Hoeijmakers in official documents. His father was Hendrik Hoeymakers, …

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Holla,
Johannes Hendrikus Hubertus
Harry /Ford
∗ 1902-06-03
Arcen
† 1945-01-07
KZ Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Local contacts - Venlo -

Harry Holla was co-owner of a car paint shop in Venlo, local contact person for the people in hiding ("divers’ chief") of the …
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Hoof, van
Jan Jozef Lambert
Redder van de Waalbrug
∗ 1922-08-07
Nijmegen
† 1944-09-19
Nijmegen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Nijmegen - Ordedienst (O.D.) - Limburg + - BS (Domestic Forces) -

On September 19, 1944, Jan van Hoof guided an Allied reconnaissance vehicle through the city. On the Nieuwe Markt - today’s Joris Ivensplein - the vehicle was shot on fire. Jan van Hoof …


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Hoogakker,
Wouter
∗ 1914-11-15
Dodewaard
† 1945-03-20
Kdo. Meppen-Versen (Neuengamme
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Limburg + - Elst -

Wouter Hoogakker was a construction supervisor (at the municipality?) Arrested on November 22, 1943 for issuing ration cards to people in hiding. He was one of the pioneers of the LO-Elst and …


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Hoogendijk,
Herman Charles Joseph
Herman
∗ 1897-01-24
Den Haag
† 1945-04-10
Buchenwald
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - The clergy - Aid to Jews - Roermond -

From 1935 Herman Hoogendijk was a Dutch Reformed [1] pastor in Roermond. Married, 4 children. Member of LO-Roermond, also representative of the NSF [2.1] (Nationaal Steunfonds = …
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Horsmans,
Louis (Gerardus Aloysius Antonius)
∗ 1918-02-03
Ulestraten
† 2001-03-13
Maria-Hoop (gem. Echt)
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Local contacts - Houthem-St.Gerlach - Survivors -

Louis Horsmans was contact person (diver’s chief) for the LO in Houthem-St.Gerlach. [1.1]
In addition, he became On the recommendation of Pierre …
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Horsmans,
Wim (Willem Bernard Jozef)
∗ 1912-05-20
Ubachsberg
† 1987-05-31
Heerlen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Local contacts - The clergy - Survivors -

Vicar in Valkenburg 1938-1950. Contact person of the LO for people in hiding, together with the sexton Harie van Ogtrop, supported by J. Peusens and …
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Houben,
Hubertus Petrus Hermanus
Huub „Sjeng“
∗ 1915-07-09
Eys, gem. Wittem
† 1945-05-19
Ludwigslust
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - The clergy - Aid to Jews - Wittem -

Huub Houben was a vicar in Epen and local head of the Catholic Action. [1]
Because he knew many people, he was an important link in smuggling people across the near dutch-belgian border. …

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Houtappel,
Edmond Marie Hubert Ghislain Henri
(Ed)Mond
∗ 1901-10-18
Maastricht
† 1944-11-24
Neuengamme
- Initial resistance - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Maastricht - Intelligence -

Edmond Houtappel was a wine merchant and ran a wholesale grocery store at Wolfstraat 8 (Fa. Wed. R. W. Hustinx, Koffiebranderij, groothandel in koloniale waren). Captain of the Reserve in the …

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Houtem, van
Johannes Hubertus
Lange Sjeng
∗ 1917-06-16
Mechelen
† 1945-05-28
Lübeck
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Wittem - Local contacts -

Jan van Houtem from Wylré was an auto mechanic an there local contact person between the people in hiding, the so called divers and the subdistrict of the L.O. (local contact: duikhoofd or …
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Hovens,
Hendrik Jean Amandus
Henk
∗ 1913-04-07
Venlo
† 1947-04-30
Tegelen-Steyl
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Tegelen -

Henk Hovens was a dispatch Manager. He was born in Venlo and moved to Tegelen-Steyl in May 1943. He helped downed Allies (usually called pilots for simplicity’s sake) on their way home. He …

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Hüskens,
Jacob Heinrich
Jacob
∗ 1906-08-06
Rheindahlen
† 1944-11-04
KZ Solingen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Haelen - Forced Labor -

Born in Rheindahlen near Mönchen-Gladbach (Germany). He was a motorist and member of the LO in Horn. [1][2]
Horn was initially independent and belonged to Haelen from 1991-2007. Now …


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Hustinx,
Louis Évrard Eugène
Louis
∗ 1908-04-16
Bunde
† 1944-12-06
Rheinbach
- Maastricht - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. -

Louis Hustinx was the Belgian honorary consul in Maastricht. His sister Marie Houtappel-Hustinx was married to the wine merchant Edmond Houtappel, …

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Jacobs,
Peter Johannes
Peter
∗ 1908-10-25
Helden-Beringe
† 1945-06-18
Mainau
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Local contacts - Helden -

Peter Jacobs was chairman of the Young Farmers’ Association in Helden-Beringe. During the war years, as a local contact man (duikhoofd) of the LO, he was responsible for the accommodation of about …

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Jamin,
Hubert J.
Hubèr
∗ 1880-05-29
† 1945-03-08
Buchenwald
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Intelligence - Maastricht -

Hubert Jamin was a caregiver and prison guard (prison in a former Franciscan monastery on the Minderbroedersberg), belonged to the L.O.-Maastricht, specially helping imprisoned resistance …
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Jans,
Katie
∗ 1923-07-24
Venlo
† 1945-01-06
Venlo
- Couriers of the Resistance - Ordedienst (O.D.) - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Women in the resistance - Venlo -

Katie Jans did messenger work for the LO. In Venlo, the local LO and OD groups worked well together, as in most places in North Limburg. She was a daughter of reserve Major General Jacobus …
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Jansen,
Sjir / Gerard
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Geulhem - Survivors -

Behind his house was the entrance to the Diver’s In, which was almost completely covered by the bushes, only accessible via a steep slope. Pierre Schunck called him “a very simple man, but a …

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Jansen,
Willem Hendrik Marie
Wim
∗ 1922-05-13
Vierlingsbeek
† 1945-02-25
Buchenwald
- Studenten - People in hiding - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Limburg + -

Wim Jansen was at the age of 21, district leader of the LO in Vierlingsbeek after his predecessor Gerard Smals had to go into hiding in Nijmegen in January 1944. Thanks to his organizational …

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Janssen,
Cor
∗ 1918-02-22
Sevenum
† 1944-10-07
Beesel
- Beesel - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - Underground Press - People in hiding -

Cor Janssen was a farmer. [1#2]
In the spring of 1944, an armed group (knokploeg or K.P.) Reuver was formed by B. Verstappen. Members were …
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Janssens,
Petrus Antonius Josephus
Pierre
∗ 1884-03-26
Roermond
† 1945-01-06
KZ Sachsenhausen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Aid to Jews - Roermond -

Pierre Janssens was a house painter. [1#2]
He was recruited by Father Ludo Bleys. [2]
Pierre frequently employed Jewish people in …
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Jaspers,
Marie-Thérèse
Treesie
∗ 1924-01-11
Klimmen
† 2013-09-08
Imstenrade
- Klimmen - Survivors - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Women in the resistance - Couriers of the Resistance -

Trees Jaspers was the daughter of the notary Jaspers from Klimmen and a sister of Jo Jaspers [1], who was killed in action on May 10, 1940. Trees took over courier services for
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Jong, de
Cornelis
Cees/Cor
∗ 1905-03-31
Rotterdam
† 1944-06-06
Bloemendaal
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Nijmegen - Underground Press - Limburg + -

Cees de Jong was a sales representative of the Leder- en Drijfriemenfabriek Regouin in Cuijk. From 1942 he collected data on German military objects for Captain C. Hoogerland. He also …

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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 …
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Kammeraat,
Hendrik
∗ 1904-04-26
Woubrugge
† 1944-12-19
Neuengamme Kdo Husum
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ambtenaren - Limburg + - Elst -

Hendrik Kammeraat was municipal secretary of Elst. [1]
He was one of the pioneers of LO-Elst, he set up with Kees Peters,

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Kasdorp,
Wim Johan
Wim
∗ 1905-05-19
Amsterdam
† 1945-04-09
AEL Hunswinkel (D)
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Aid to Jews - People in hiding - Forced Labor - Roermond -

Wim Kasdorp was a seller of electrotechnical articles in the Electro Groothandel Kasdorp, Roermond. [1]
He supported people in hiding, e.g. jewish children [2]
His son wrote: …
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Kleine Zusters van de Hl. Joseph,

∗ 
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Aid to Jews - The clergy - Women in the resistance - Heerlen - Survivors -

The St. Joseph Hospital on the Putgraaf [1] in Heerlen during the occupation was firmly in the hands of the resistance and in particular the aid organization for people in hiding LO. This was …

Kluitmans,
Leo J.H.
Lei
∗ 1907-04-11
Swalmen
† 1945-04-29
Dachau
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Swalmen - Underground Press -

In „Het grote gebod“ (The Great Commandment) [1] we can read about the butcher Lei Kluitmans: “LO-Swalmen. Also: VN. arrested Feb.7, 1945”. What he did for the VN (probably Vrij …
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Knops,
Hubert Maria
Hubert
∗ 1888-08-05
Heerlen
† 1944-04-23
Echt
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - The clergy - Echt -

- Arrested 29 February 1944 for helping people in hiding. -->Hubert Knops was the parish priest of Koningsbosch, municipality of Echt. [1]
His assistant was vicar

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Knops,
Mathias Jacob
Jacques
∗ 1918-08-30
Simpelveld
† 1945-03-17
Bergen-Belsen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Simpelveld - Forced Labor -

Jacques Knops was a civil servant at the Rijkskolenbureau. [1]
When he was forced to go to work in Villingen in southern Germany in 1943, he managed to have himself …
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Knottenbelt,
Franciscus Hendrikus Gerhardus Maria
Frans
∗ 1921-08-04
Enschede
† 1944-07-09
Boven-Leeuwen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - Limburg + -

Deputy manager [2] Frans Knottenbelt was killed in a firefight with landwachters (translated: rural guards, an auxiliary police composed of Dutch fascists) [4] near Leeuwen [1] on the night of …


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Konieczny /Koniecny,
Edmund (Ed)
∗ 1912-10-02
Lünen (D)
† 1944-09-08
Berg en Terblijt
- Local contacts - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Heerlen -

Edmund Konieczny lived in Heerlen and was an interpreter and sworn translator. His parents were born in Poland. Member of LO-Heerlen.
Konieczny, who practiced the profession of …
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Kooten, van
Bep
∗ 1914-12-12
Laren N.H.
† 1979-06-20
Hilversum
- Klimmen - Survivors - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - BS (Domestic Forces) - Dutch Soldiers -

Bep (B.J.C.) van Kooten, temporarily leader of the LO Klimmen and, for the sub-district of Valkenburg, contact person to the KP (“Knokploegen”, armed groups), sabotage specialist of the …

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Korsten,
Peter
∗ 1904-10-03
Helden
† 1944-08-10
Helden
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Helden - Crisis Controle Dienst (CCD) -

Controller of the CCD. On Wikipedia NL [1] we can be read about him: As a controller he succeeded in misleading the occupiers by soaping the mouths and claws of confiscated …
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Krans,
Kornelis
Kees
∗ 1887-03-30
Hoogezand
† 1944-03-02
Helmond
- Initial resistance - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Aid to Jews - 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 …

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Laar, van
H.J.R.
Jef
∗ 1921-02-16
Stokhem
† 2004-08-15
Margraten
- Ambtenaren - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Local contacts - Margraten - Survivors -

In Het verborgen front (The Hidden Front), Dr Fred Cammaert writes about a local contact (duikhoofd or diver’s chief) of the L.O. in Margraten named J. van de Laar. [1]
Nothing can …

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Laar, van
Jacob Melis
Jacob
∗ 1893-01-06
Maurik
† 1944-08-08
Maastricht
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Maasniel -

The civil servant Jacob Melis van Laar was an inspector for plant diseases. [1]On July 29, 1944, the
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Laeven,
Albert Hubert
Albert
∗ 1916-09-25
Schin op Geul
† 2005-12-29
Schin op Geul
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Local contacts - - Survivors -

Albert Laeven from Schin op Geul near Valkenburg worked in the drawing office of the mine Willem-Sophia [2] near Spekholzerheide during the war years.
In the fall of 1942, he and his …
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Laeven,
H.P.August
Guus
∗ 1913-05-02
Oud-Valkenburg
† 1972-09-23
Houthem
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ambtenaren - Valkenburg - Survivors -

Guus Laeven from Houthem was during the war deputy head of the population department of the municipality of Valkenburg-Houthem. [1]
Towards the end of the war, with the help of
Lamsweerde, van
Frans Maurits Marie
Mauk “Frans”
∗ 1911-03-13
Groesbeek
† 1945-01-20
Linne (Maasbracht)
- Initial resistance - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Roermond -

Mauk van Lamsweerde was director of the Roermond branch of the Rotterdamsche Bank. Member of the resistance under the pseudonym Frans. With his own funds, the baron …
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Lee, van
Lambert
Bert
∗ 1906-07-20
Geffen (N-B)
† 1945-05-03
Lübecker Bucht
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Helden -

Bert van Lee was a foreman at the Koninklijke Nederlandse Heidemaatschappij (Royal Dutch Heath Society) in North Limburg, moves to Panningen. From 1943 he helped people in hiding in and …

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Linders,
Johannes Antonius
Pater Sebaldus
∗ 1907-06-15
Mook
† 1944-08-11
Kamp Vught
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - The clergy - Aid to Jews - People in hiding - Limburg + -

Jan Linders was born in Mook, entered the Franciscan order under the name Sebaldus and was ordained priest in 1933. During the war he lived in the monastery in Alverna [1] (Wijchen) and was …


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Lochtman,
Hein
∗ 
- The clergy - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Kerkrade - Maastricht -

On the wall of the resistance chapel in Valkenburg there is also a Hein Lochtman under Maastricht, as vicar in Limmel. This is the same person.
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Lochtman,
Hendrik Joseph
Hein
∗ 1911-09-02
Kerkrade
† 1945-02-27
Bergen Belsen
- The clergy - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Kerkrade - Maastricht -

Hein Lochtman was a vicar in Limmel from 1940 and member of LO in Maastricht. He hid people in …
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Lokerman,
Josephus Stephanus Hendricus
Jo “Thijs”
∗ 1901-02-05
Rotterdam
† 1945-02-11
Neuengamme
- Initial resistance - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Aid to Jews - Underground Press - 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 …

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Luske,
Jacques Joseph Carlos Marie
Jacques
∗ 1901-08-31
Baarn
† 1944-12-27
Hamburg-Neuengamme
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Mayors - Limburg + -

Mayor and member of LO-Bergharen [1], which was part of the LO-District Maas en Waal. Arrested on March 6, 1944, because captured people in hiding had talked after severe torture. Read the …


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Martens,
Johannes Theodorus Antonius
Jopie
∗ 1924-10-19
Asten
† 1945-05-06
Sandbostel
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ambtenaren - Limburg + -

Jopie Martens was a member of the L.O. Asten-Deurne and official in the distribution office of Deurne. Arrested in the street on July 31, 1944, as a result of treason. [1]
On October 14, …


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Megen, van
Joseph Hubertus
Sef
∗ 1916-12-09
Venray-Leunen
† 1945-04-05
Dohnsen, D
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Underground Press - Aid to Jews - Netwerk Bongaerts - Broekhuizen -

Sef van Megen became a teacher in Grashoek near Helden in 1935 and then in Broekhuizen from 1937. He was beloved by the children. From 1941 he helped prisoners of war, Allied pilots and Jews to …

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Meijer,
Hendrikus Jozef
Henry /Harry
∗ 1920-10-06
Borne
† 1944-09-05
Vught
- Underground Press - People in hiding - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Studenten - Couriers of the Resistance - Venlo -

The resistance activities of Harry Meijer, a student, teacher of classical languages and courier, in whose parental home couriers from the ten L.O. districts of Limburg regularly …

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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 …

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Merckelbach,
Emilius Antonius Hubertus Maria
Emile
∗ 1898-03-15
Wittem
† 1944-12-15
Neuengamme
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Wittem -

Emile Merckelbach was a member of the Provinciale Staten (Provincial Parliament) of Limburg and chairman of the Coöperatieve Veilingvereeniging Kring Gulpen (Cooperative Auction Association …

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Meulenberg,
Edmundus Johannes
Eddy
∗ 1919-01-26
Nijmegen
† 1945-07-04
Nijmegen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - Dutch Soldiers - Limburg + - Initial resistance -

Eddy Meulenberg was a conscript sergeant at the time of the surrender of the Dutch Army in May 1940. He was a member of the Nijmegen Knokploeg (combat group), together with his friends

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Meulendijks,
Johannes
pater Christofoor
∗ 1895-11-16
Asten
† 1945-03-10
Bergen-Belsen
- The clergy - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Venlo - Valkenburg -

Father Christofoor was a member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts [1] (ss.cc.). He lived in the cloister on the Cauberg in Valkenburg. After vicar
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Michels,
Franciscus Gerardus
Frans
∗ 1922-03-09
Merselo
† 1944-11-07
Venray-Leunen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - Couriers of the Resistance - BS (Domestic Forces) - Intelligence - Venray -

Franciscus Gerardus Michels was a miller. He helped people to hide and after the liberation of Merselo on October 16, 1944, he worked as a courier for the Second British Army. This meant that he …

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Miltenburg,
Hendrikus Cornelis Bernard
Harry
∗ 1911-12-17
Nijmegen
† 1944-08-30
Kamp Vught
- Police - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Weert -

Harry Miltenburg worked at the police administration in Weert with the rank of deputy inspector, also honorary rijksveldwachter (rural police officer). [1]
His …
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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 …
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Mooren,
Antonius Lodewijk Joseph
Toon
∗ 1923-03-19
Vierlingsbeek
† 1945-03-05
Mauthausen
- Ambtenaren - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - People in hiding - Forced Labor - Limburg + -

A detailed story about Toon Mooren on brabantsegesneuvelden.nl/ [1.1] with the source: “Pap, wat zijn dat voor doden?” [1.2]
Toon worked at the tax office in …


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Mullen, van der
Alphonse Joseph Arnold
Alfons
∗ 1886-11-01
Liège
† 1945-05-31
Bergen-Belsen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Police - Helden -

Alphonse van der Mullen was one of the three police officers active in Helden in the resistance (the other two were J.J. Grijsbach and G.W.H. van Amerongen. He was their local chief or …
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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 …
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Nies,
Frans Josef Peter
Frans “Peters”
∗ 1913-04-14
Weert
† 1944-09-05
Vught
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ordedienst (O.D.) - Weert -

Frans Nies was a funeral director [1] and carpenter. At the beginning of the occupation he held a leading position in the Jonge Wacht (Young Guard) and was leader of the Katholieke Jonge …
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Ogtrop, van
Harie
∗ 1901-11-13
Hulsberg
† 1989-10-26
Heerlen
- Local contacts - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Valkenburg - Survivors -


Peeters,
Peter Antonius Joseph
Toon
∗ 1916-06-20
Broekhuizenvorst
† 1947-06-24
Venlo
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Netwerk Bongaerts - Aid to Jews - Intelligence - Broekhuizen -

Toon Peeters, popularly known as blacksmith Toontje, was a blacksmith and bicycle dealer. [1]
Cammaert writes about him:
In Broekhuizen and Broekhuizenvorst the …
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Penders,
Leo
∗ 1914-07-01
Voerendaal
† 1945-04-24
Bergen-Belsen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Gulpen - The clergy - Voerendaal -

Vicar Leon Marie Hubert Penders headed subdistrict 2 of the LO with the places Gulpen, Reymerstok and Wylré. (See map 45. Gulpen district: division into subdistricts. Cammaert VIb, p.693 [1] …

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Pernot,
Joseph Michael Willem
Sef
∗ 1909-05-29
Grevenbicht
† 1945-05-02
Buchenwald
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Local contacts - Susteren -

Sef Pernot was head of a school in Susteren-Mariaveld. He was Duikhoofd of the LO in Susteren. These were people in charge at the neighborhood or parish level. He maintained contacts with …

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Peters,
Cornelis Gijsbertus
Kees
∗ 1915-04-16
Elst
† 1945-03-02
Mauthausen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ambtenaren - Limburg + - Elst -

Kees Peters was a civil servant in the distributiekantoor (rationing office) of the municipality of Elst. He was one of the pioneers of LO-Elst, he set up with

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Peters,
Petrus Nicolaas Andreas
Piet
∗ 1912-11-27
Ottersum
† 1945-04-06
Buchenwald
- The clergy - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - People in hiding - Tegelen -

Father Petrus Nicolaas Andreas Peters was a member of the L.O. Steyl and vicar. Pastor P.P. Windhausen, himself and three others from Steyl and …
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Peusens,
gezusters
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Couriers of the Resistance - Valkenburg - Survivors - Women in the resistance -

Pierre Schunck schrieb: „Wielke Cremers und die Schwestern Peusens arbeiteten als Kurierinnen“.
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
Plitscher,
Chris
∗ 1907-09-15
Susteren
† 1944-11-11
Wassenberg, D
- Ordedienst (O.D.) - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Susteren -

Chris was a shunter at the railroad company. “In Susteren, the same people worked for both the O.D. and the L.O.. At first
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Ploeg, van der
Hendrik
Herman
∗ 1890-11-27
Leeuwarden
† 1944-04-24
Heerlen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Aid to Jews - Heerlen -

Photo: family archiveHendrik van der Ploeg left home at the age of 14 (his parents were alcoholics) and lived in Belgium where he became …

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Prompers,
Nicolaas Maria Hubertus
Nic
∗ 1908-11-05
Sint Geertruid
† 2003-09-21
Gulpen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Heerlen - The clergy - Survivors -

During one of the first days of September 1943, at the home of Rector Nic Prompers in the hospital, the L.O. district Heerlen was established. Prompers became the first district leader, but for …

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Pulskens,
Jacoba Maria
Tante Coba
∗ 1884-05-26
Tilburg
† 1945-03-17
Ravensbrück
- Limburg + - Aid to Jews - Women in the resistance - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. -

Coba Pulskens hid Jewish persons, Allied pilots and resistance fighters, was arrested and brought to Vught via Haaren. During the evacuation of Vught in early September 1944, she was transferred …


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Ramakers,
Victor Leo Servaas
Servaas
∗ 1906-04-23
Schinnen
† 1945-03-09
Bergen-Belsen
- Heerlen - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Local contacts - The clergy -

Vicar in Heerlerheide. Arrested by the Landwacht on August 18, 1944. [1][2]
In his file at the OGS (Dutch War Graves Foundation) we read: Because of his commitment to …
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Reichert,
Franciscus P.
Vrijn
∗ 1873-08-29
Delft
† 1944-09-14
Nijmegen
- Nijmegen - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - Couriers of the Resistance - Limburg + - Underground Press -

A trader by profession as well as a courier for the LO-KP out of conviction. Also Vrij Nederland. On September 14, 1944 he was shot in his house because of his work for V.N. [2].
The …

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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 …
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Rutten,
Mathijs Jan Antoon
Mathijs
∗ 1920-08-09
Heel en Panheel
† 1945-05-31
Bergen-Belsen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Aid to Jews - Heel-Panheel -

Mathijs Rutten was a farmer. He helped Jews and those in hiding who did not want to go to Germany to work in the war industry, and participated in other underground …
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Sambeek, van
Cornelis
Kees van Maas en Waal
∗ 1921-11-03
Nijmegen
† 1945-04-04
Gemen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - Limburg + - Dutch Soldiers -

Kees had attended secondary school in Nijmegen and had contacts with resistance people there. In the area of the rivers Maas and Waal, west of Nijmegen, there were local and individual …


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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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Schaik, van
Jan H.
∗ 1922-04-10
Utrecht
† 1944-07-09
Boven-Leeuwen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - Limburg + - Studenten -

Student (Oorlogsgravenstichting.nl [5]) and machinist (Honor Roll of the Fallen [1]). Died on the night of July 8-9, 1944, in a firefight with landwachters (land guards) [7] near Leeuwen [4]. In …


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Schers,
Albertus Jacobus
Albert
∗ 1924-06-25
Helden
† 1945-05-01
Sandbostel
- Helden - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. -

Albert was a farmer’s son and helped support the people in hiding in the camp in the Bovensbos near Cornelis Krans.
A Dutch Nazi who had …
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Schilte,
Antonius Maria
Toon
∗ 1907-08-27
Rotterdam
† 1944-11-15
Sachsenhausen,
- Helden - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. -

Toon Schilte was a victim of the big raid on May 17, 1944 in Helden and Sevenum. More than 50 people were arrested. Among them …
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Schiphorst,
Thomas Adrianus Maria
Tom
∗ 1923-01-01
Heerlen
† 1945-03-09
Mauthausen
- Underground Press - Studenten - Heerlen - Nijmegen - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) -

Tom Schiphorst lived at Paddepoelscheweg 15 in Nijmegen, took care of people in hiding and distributed illegal magazines. He also hid an American pilot. Member of the LO-Maas & …
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Schoenmakers,
F.
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Local contacts - Sibbe - Survivors -

“diver’s chief“ Sibbe
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Schols,
Albertus Eugenius Leonardus
Ab
∗ 1916-04-10
Maastricht
† 1944-10-25
Effeld (D)
- Underground Press - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Couriers of the Resistance - Maastricht -

Ab Schols was department head at the rijksverkeersinspectie (National Traffic Inspectorate) and deputy secretary of the director. During the occupation he was an collaborator of L.O. leaders …
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Schreurs,
Franciscus Hubertus Hendrikus
Frans
∗ 1915-10-09
Kessel
† 1944-11-19
Venlo
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - Kessel -

Frans Schreurs was a market gardener and farmer by profession. [1#2][1#4]
Because Kessel repeatedly struggled with a lack of hiding addresses, several emergency camps were …
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Schunck,
Pierre
Paul Simons
∗ 1906-03-24
Heerlen
† 1993-02-02
Kerkrade
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Heerlen - Valkenburg - Aid to Jews - BS (Domestic Forces) - Intelligence - Survivors -

Founder and leader of the “rayon” (subdistrict) of the L.O. in Valkenburg, under the alias of “Paul”. He was also a member of the ID18 …
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Schunck-Cremers,
Gerda
∗ 1912-09-10
Heerlerheide 
† 2005-05-05
Valkenburg
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Valkenburg - Survivors - Women in the resistance -

As the wife of Pierre Schunck, she was constantly involved in his resistance work. In retrospect, we can not determine exactly the extent of her share anymore. But given the nature of their …
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Sikkes,
Hendrik
∗ 1894-11-24
Gaasterland
† 1945-05-31
Bergen-Belsen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Aid to Jews - Heerlen -

Miner and helper of Jews, born November 24, 1894 in Mirns en Bakhuizen (in Gaasterland, Frisia). Married Marijke Teernstra on May 17, 1924 in Gaasterland. Despite their relative poverty, on May …

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Simmelink,
Karel Herman Hendrik
Jan v.d. Plas
∗ 1916-10-24
Zevenaar
† 1944-09-05
Vught
- Haelen - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ordedienst (O.D.) - People in hiding -

Karel Simmelink was a primary school teacher [1#1] at the Paredis School in Roermond. [2]
Joseph Johannes Wilhelmus Simmelink, Karel’s father, was headmaster of the same …

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Slangen,
Jan Willem
Sjeng
∗ 1922-01-10
Maastricht
† 1945-03-22
Bergen-Belsen
- Forced Labor - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - People in hiding - Maastricht -

Sjeng was a storekeeper at N.V. Kristalunie in Maastricht.
Starting in May 1943, all men between the ages of 18 and 35 had to report for work in Germany. This included Sjeng, …
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Smeets,
Joseph Hubertus
Jozef
∗ 1904-02-18
Wessem
† 1944-09-26
Maalbroek/Asenray, gem. Maasni
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Maasniel -

Joseph Smeets and his wife Henriette Maria Hubertine Houtackers kept people hidden on their farm throughout the war. About 20 more men were in hiding in the woods near the farm. The Smeets …

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Smeets-Hendrickx,
Jacqueline Henrica
Tante Jacquelien
∗ 1892-02-25
Melick-Herkenbosch
† 1945-02-19
KZ Ravensbrück
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Aid to Jews - Women in the resistance - Roermond -

Jacqueline Smeets-Hendrickx was one of the few female victims at the Resistance.
Arrested on August 10, 1944 in connection with the housing of Jews [1]
Pub/hotel …
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Smulders,
Gerard Antoon
∗ 1918-07-21
Horst
† 1944-08-19
Vught
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Horst -

Gerard Smulders was a farmer. The following is a slightly shortened version of his biography on wo2slachtoffers.nl. [1]
He took care of people in hiding and escaped …
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Snijders,
Johannes Franciscus
Jan “Frans”
∗ 1916-09-16
Helden L.
† 1944-09-05
Vught
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Couriers of the Resistance - Police - Underground Press - Weert -

Jan “Frans” Snijders was a railroad policeman.
He was one of the five couriers of the LO district of Weert and considered to be courier for Jan …
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Soree,
Hubertina
Bertha
∗ 1906-06-04
Venlo
† 1944-11-03
Venlo
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Couriers of the Resistance - Women in the resistance - Venlo -

In the Venlo Book of the Dead (see link below, historie.venlo.nl), Hay Goertz writes about Hubertina Johanna Elisabeth Soree: “During the war, Bertha was active in the resistance in Venlo, where …

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Speetjens,
Joannes Hubertus Matheus
Mathieu
∗ 1919-06-08
Margraten
† 1945-03-05
Mauthausen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ambtenaren - Aid to Jews - Margraten - Heer -

Mathieu Speetjens was originally a baker [1#22], later a company inspector at the government agency LCO (or Agricultural Crisis Organization) [1#1] and an aid worker to …

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Spillenaar Bilgen,
Marinus
∗ 1892-10-25
Salatiga, NOI
† 1944-09-04
Vught
- Nijmegen - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Underground Press - Limburg + - Knokploegen (K.P.) -

The pharmacist’s son Marinus Spillenaar Bilgen, as director of the Gelderland paper mill in Nijmegen, supplied large quantities of paper to underground newspapers such as Trouw [2][5] and …


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Starmans,
J.
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Valkenburg - Survivors -

maintained the relations to the other districts.
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Starren,
Jozef Mathieu
∗ 1900-10-15
Maastricht
† 1945-05-31
Bergen-Belsen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Police - Horst - Zwarte Plak -

Jozef Mathieu Starren was the chief of police in Horst (= Opperwachtmeester or Opper for short). Belonged to a resistance group that had housed divers (persons in hiding), students and pilots in …

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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 …

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Strik,
Fransiscus Petrus Maria
Frans /Francis
∗ 1923-10-30
Asten
† 1944-01-28
Gilze en Reijen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Limburg + -

LO-Bakel/Asten. “Arrested on October 7, 1943, during a road check. Was in possession of ration cards.” (Het grote gebod, p. 327) (The Great Commandment) [1]
Because he was an …

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Terwisscha van Scheltinga,
Jacques
Jaco
∗ 1922-07-08
Schiedam
† 1945-04-11
Celle
- Weert - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - People in hiding - Forced Labor -

Jacques Johan Cornelis Terwisscha van Scheltinga worked as a salesman in a clothing store in Dokkum, was to be deported to Germany for forced labor, but escaped at the train station in Leeuwarden …

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Toussaint,
Servaas H.
∗ 1914-12-22
Hoensbroek
† 1943-05-02
Wellerlooi (Bergen [L])
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Amstenrade - April-Mei-stakingen, 1943 -

Supervisor at the Emma state mine, involved in the April-May strike of 1943. On the night of May 1 to 2, 1943, with Renier Savelsberg and
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Ummels,
Anton Hubert
∗ 1894-07-15
Amby
† 1944-08-30
Belfeld
- Reuver - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - Police - Beesel -

Antonius Hubertus Ummels had the rank of Opperwachtmeester in the police, which was generally associated with the function of station chief. He belonged to the LO in Reuver, moreover its …

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Ummels,
Josef Willem
Giel
∗ 1908-12-06
Geulle
† 1944-12-08
Sachsenhausen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Aid to Jews - Maastricht -

Giel Ummels was a butcher in the Wolfstraat 6 in Maastricht. He was a brother of the one year older Mathieu Ummels. His neighbor was
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Ummels,
Mathias Hubertus
Mathieu
∗ 1907-07-17
Geulle
† 1945-05-06
Sandbostel /Neuengamme
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Forced Labor - Maastricht -

Mathieu Ummels was one year older than his brother Giel Ummels and he was a butcher too. [1#15]
He was arrested on May 10, 1944, as a result …
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Verdijk,
Marius Petrus Joannes
Marius
∗ 1907-11-15
Beugen
† 1945-05-21
Malchow, Kr. Waren
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Limburg + - Forced Labor -

Marius Verdijk was a member of the LO-Vierlingsbeek. Civil servant at the municipal office. Arrested on June 28, 1944 during a search on instruction of the NSB mayor (Het …

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Verdonschot,
Leonardus Mattheus
Leo
∗ 1916-07-24
Weert
† 1945-03-02
Bergen-Belsen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Echt - The clergy -

Vicar Verdonschot began his resistance work by helping French-speaking prisoners of war who had escaped from Germany. They were …
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Verhasselt,
Petrus Martinus
Pierre
∗ 1894-08-23
Gennep
† 1945-03-12
Buchenwald
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Gennep -

Photo: 1933 Pierre Verhasselt who traveled around on his motorcycle to sell his merchandise. [6]
Fabric manufacturer [1#1], provided clothing and blankets, supported the L.O. …
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Vossen,
Peter Hendrik
Piet
∗ 1913-11-11
Roggel
† 1944-10-09
Heythuysen
- Haelen - People in hiding - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. -

Piet Vossen was a farmer at the Spikkerhoeve. When he and his siblings were little children, their mother died and their father married her sister Antonia Hubertina Salimans on August 16, …

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Vrancken,
Peter Josephus
Jos
∗ 1913-01-18
Stramproy
† 1944-11-26
Neuengamme-Engerhafe
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Forced Labor - Stramproy -

Photo: Jos Vrancken [1]Peter Josef Vrancken was called Jos or Sjef in Stramproy. Cammaert calls him P.Vrancken below. The L.O. group of Stramproy was …
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Vries, de
Douwe
Hans
∗ 1920-03-17
Zevenhuizen
† 1947-09-13
Haulerwijk
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - Echt - Police -

Douwe de Vries was a policeman, he belonged to the LO and the KP in Echt. Died after the liberation, partly as a result of his resistance work. [1]
In the municipality of Ooststellingwerf, where …


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Vroemen,
Joseph Hendrik Hubert
Jos.
∗ 1883-07-05
Echt (Limb.)
† 1964-06-22
Utrecht
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Valkenburg - Survivors -

Jos. Vroemen started his career at the state railway company as a telegraph operator in Echt. In a sales contract he is mentioned as a railroad official from Echt on June …
Vullinghs,
Hendrik Jacob
Henri
∗ 1883-09-14
Sevenum
† 1945-04-09
Bergen-Belsen
- Initial resistance - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Aid to Jews - Zwarte Plak - Grubbenvorst - The clergy -

Catholic parish priest of Grubbenvorst and building parish priest in Grashoek, studied musicology in Italy and the United States. He was known as a very open-minded and culturally enthusiastic …

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Weert, de
Jacques J.
Zwarte Jacques, Victor
∗ 1921-04-10
Zundert
† 1944-09-05
Kamp Vught
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Nijmegen - Limburg + - Studenten - People in hiding -

Fred Cammaert wrote in his dissertation [1]:Already at the beginning of the war, groups were formed that focused on falsifying documents. The L.O. sought support from or …

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Westerhoven, van
Jan
Pater Ferdinand
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Valkenburg - The clergy - Survivors -

As Father Ferdinand he was a member (and chief?) of the monastery on the Cauberg (sscc). Worked for the Resistance during the occupation. Involuntarily witnessed the “execution” of
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Will,
Peter
∗ 1896-08-21
Schoonhoven
† 1945-04-24
Transport vanuit Neuengamme
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Police - Limburg + - Underground Press - Intelligence - Nijmegen -

Quality inspector in the slaughterhouse of Nijmegen, see the memorial plaque in the slaughterhouse [1] and honorary policeman. After May 1940, he helped people who wanted to escape forced labor …


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Willems,
Victor Benedictus Josephus
Vic
∗ 1910-03-20
Oud-Valkenburg
† 1983-06-07
Oud-Valkenburg
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ambtenaren - Valkenburg - Survivors -

Together with Willem Freysen and Annie Cremers he stole food stamps and other documents for the …
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Witteveen,
Johan Albertus Karel
Johan “Willy v.d. Kerkhof”
∗ 1913-02-27
Heerenveen
† 1944-04-14
Heerlen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - People in hiding - -

Johan Witteveen worked in his father’s textile store and lived in Heerenveen until 1942. Arrested and escaped in 1942. Went into hiding in Culemborg, where he helped crashed Allied airmen. Moved …


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Wolf,
G.A.
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- The clergy - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Aid to Jews - Sibbe - Survivors -

Rector in Sibbe 1939-1944. [1]
He helped Jews and Communists to hide, together with Abraham Cornelis van der Gronden. At the end of 1943 they …
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Wolters,
Johannes Gerardus Hubertus
Jan
∗ 1910-07-31
Herten
† 1944-10-25
Roermond
- Herten - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. -

The miner Jan Wolters had taken in some Russian forced laborers and made no secret of it, had to pay for his carelessness with death on October 25. When he tried to escape after being betrayed by …

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