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

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Local contacts

The local contacts of the LO (so called duikhoofden, divers’ chiefs) were the contacts between the subdistrict leaders and the people in hiding. There was one, sometimes two per parish or quarter in every subdistrict.
See also the list of local contacts in the Valkenburg subdistict (they all survived the war!)

All the fallen resistance people in Limburg

Local contacts – 18 pers.

Broek, van den
Cornelis /Cornelius
∗ 1907-07-21
Heer
† 1945-03-12
Rotterdam
- Heer - Local contacts - Police -

Cornelis van den Broek was a corporal of the Marines in Den Helder [1][4] until the surrender of the Dutch forces in May 1940. During the war he worked as Opperwachtmeester at the police …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
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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Duijkers,
Guillaume
Giel
∗ 1896-12-07
Meerssen
† 1945-02-23
KZ Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Local contacts - Underground Press - 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,  …

wall: left, row 14-02
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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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 …
wall: right, row 28-03
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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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 …
wall: right, row 39-05
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 …

wall: left, row 21-01
Jong, de
Henk
∗ 1911-10-20
Wijmbretseradeel
† 1945-02-12
Haarlem
- Underground Press - Local contacts - People in hiding - - NV - The clergy - Local contacts - Venlo -

In 1940, Hendrik Roelof de Jong was appointed pastor of the Reformed Church in Venlo. He was co-editor of the illegal newspaper Trouw and a collaborator of the Nationaal Steun Fonds (National …
wall: right, row 28-05
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
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 …
wall: left, row 16-03
Laar, van de
J.
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Local contacts - Margraten - Survivors -

“diver’s chief“. Nothing more is known about the resistance in Margraten. All the more about the military cemetery. Read the e-book about it, see link:
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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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Ogtrop, van
Harie
∗ 1901-11-13
Hulsberg
† 1989-10-26
Heerlen
- Local contacts - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Valkenburg - Survivors -


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 …

wall: right, row 20-04
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 …
wall: left, row 16-04
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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