The fallen resistance fighters in the dutch province of Limburg
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The fallen resistance fighters in the dutch province of Limburg

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People in hiding

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Many of the people in hiding were Jews, e.g. in Valkenburg. According to Herman van Rens, there were more Jews in Limburg at the time of liberation than at the start of the occupation, but in many cases that were not the same people. This is about the fallen members of the resistance. Among them there were also Jews, but as far as is known, they were no people in hiding.
There were also many young men who did not want to be forced to work in Germany.
In addition, there was the growing group of burned resistance people.
In Holland, these people were called “divers”. Father Lodewijk Bleijs from Roermond was the inventor of the Limburg divers’ symbol “Our Lady of the Good Dive”. From this a poster was made and many divers, also non-Catholics, hung it above their bed.
Many of them were in hiding with farmers. There they could earn their own living. The writer A. den Doolaard, who worked for “Radio Oranje” in London, wrote a poem about it during the war:

Give your mild mercy to the farmers
Save my feet for the false trap
From those who whore with the German foe
Then, every day, when I smell the dew again
I will praise you in a hushed voice
You, Our Lady of the Good Dive
Schenk Uw mild mededoogen aan de boeren
Bewaar mijn voeten voor de valsche klem
Van hen, die met de Duitschen vijand hoeren
Dan, elke dag als ik den dauw weer ruik
Zal ik U prijzen met gesmoorde stem,
Gij, Lieve Vrouwe van den Goeden Duik


Charles Vos, Onze Lieve Vrouw van den Goeden Duik, Cortenstraat 1, Maastricht, 1946 →

In the days after Christmas 1944, a drama with people in hiding played out in Roermond, which would be called The Tears of Roermond.

People in hiding – 67 pers.   ⇒All the fallen resistance people in Limburg
Aussems,
Johannes
∗ 1919-11-14
Maastricht
† 1944-08-18
AEL Zöschen, Kr. Merseburg
Maastricht - person in hiding - forced labor - Johannes Aussems worked in the paper mill in Maastricht. His mother stated that he had to go to Germany (probably in February 1943) for forced labor. Police report after the war: "When her son came home from Germany on leave in May 1944, he was so emaciated from the hardships he had endured that …


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Beckhoven, van
Gerardus
Pater Beatus
∗ 1899-09-21
Amsterdam
† 1945-03-20
Bergen-Belsen
Heerlen - early resistance - L.O. - press - priest - person in hiding - 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 refugee helper with an extensive network.
As early as 1940 he was consulted …

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wall: left, row 15-02
Berden,
Sylvester
∗ 1919-09-02
Den Haag
† 1944-11-07
Kessel
Heel-Panheel - press - Student - person in hiding - Sylvester Willem Jerome Maria Martin Berden was a law student and during the German invasion he was a drafted sergeant at the Grebbeberg. See funeral card [1] and oorlogsgravenstichting.nl. [6]
In 1943 he and his younger brother Joost went into hiding in a monastery in Heel. They …

wall: left, row 13-02
Berix,
Jan Willem
Giel
∗ 1907-04-12
Meers
† 1945-03-13
Bergen-Belsen
Heerlen - early resistance - L.O. - priest - person in hiding - 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. Pancratius Church in Heerlen. [4]
Giel is a regional call name still very common at that time, standing …

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Jan Willem Berix op de lijst van personen die tijdens de bezetting belangrijk waren voor Valkenburg.
wall: left, row 15-04
Beyleveld,
Johan
∗ 1916-03-21
Maastricht
† 1945-01-14
Neuengamme
Maastricht - person in hiding - Johan Beyleveld was a porcelain decorator in the ceramics industry of Maastricht. Probably to evade the forced Arbeitsdienst in Germany, he had gone into hiding. Is that resistance? In fact it is, maastrichtsegevelstenen.nl [6] finds. Also on the walls in the resistance monument of the province …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Boijmans,
Andreas Gerardus Willem
∗ 1886-05-12
Rotterdam
† 1945-03-24
AEL Hunswinkel, Kr. Altena
Roermond - person in hiding - forced labor - He was one of 24 people in hiding at the Lindenhof farm in the Meinweg nature reserve, who were arrested on 11 January 1944 and eventually ended up in the Arbeitserziehungslager Hunswinkel, where a barrage was being built. More info above the  …
wall: right, row 05-01
Claessens,
Lodewijk Gerardus Hubertus
Louis
∗ 1925-10-01
Roermond
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
Roermond - person in hiding - 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 ages of 16 and 60. Detailed information on this website:  …
wall: right, row 05-02
Coenen,
Jan Hubert
Sjeng
∗ 1915-01-10
Simpelveld
† 1944-09-05
Valkenburg
Simpelveld - L.O. - K.P. - person in hiding - carillon - 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 for the illegal magazine Je Maintiendrai in Amsterdam until the summer of 1944, joined the …

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Jan Hubert Coenen op de lijst van personen die tijdens de bezetting belangrijk waren voor Valkenburg.
wall: right, row 16-03
Denis,
Franciscus
∗ 1907-01-17
’s-Hertogenbosch
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
Roermond - person in hiding - 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 information on this website: The Tears of Roermond.

This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-09
Eijk, van
Peter
∗ 1925-08-02
Asten
† 1945-02-20
Neuengamme
Weert - person in hiding - Asten, the birthplace of Peter van Eijk, is located in North Brabant, 25 km north of Weert, where he worked as a metalworker during the German occupation. When he was called up for forced labor in Germany, he decided to go into hiding. However, he was discovered and arrested on August 17, …

wall: right, row 37-01
Francotte,
Wilhelm Joseph
Joep
∗ 1920-12-29
Vaals
† 1944-09-05
Valkenburg
Vaals - L.O. - K.P. - press - person in hiding - forced labor - carillon - 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 it. [1]
Cammaert: After the betrayal of Wittem [2.1], J.H. Coenen [2.2] …

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Wilhelm Joseph Francotte op de lijst van personen die tijdens de bezetting belangrijk waren voor Valkenburg.
wall: right, row 25-05
Fuchs,
Peter Joseph
Peter
∗ 1899-05-16
Müllenborn
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
Roermond - Jew - L.O. - person in hiding - 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, also from Germany). [1#2]
He was a technician/plant manager at Smeets Meelfabrieken …

wall: right, row 07-01
Gestel, van
Johan
∗ 1924-01-25
Venray
† 1945-03-13
München
Venray - person in hiding - Johan Martin van Gestel was a machine fitter. “In the summer of 1944, the commando Berendsen of the AKD raged in the region. It is not known how many of the hiders fell victim to it. At least five of them died in Germany: …

wall: right, row 31-03
Geurts,
Wiel
∗ 1912-04-18
Sittard
† 1945-04-12
Berga/Elster
Sittard - person in hiding - Willem Hubert Geurts was arrested in Sittard on July 20, 1944 for “evading employment in Germany.”.
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Goossens,
Emile Antoon Felix
Emile
∗ 1903-01-21
Venlo
† 0000-00-00
Bergen-Belsen
Echt - L.O. - priest - person in hiding - Emile Goossens was a vicar in Echt 1936-1945. For allied pilots, Jewish fellow citizens and resistance fighters in hiding, he set up escape routes as far away as Belgium and northern France. In early 1944, vicar Goossens had to go into hiding, because there were …

wall: left, row 07-01
Hamers,
Hub
∗ 1921-04-16
Simpelveld
† 1944-12-29
KZ Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg
Simpelveld - L.O. - Student - person in hiding - Hubert Joseph Dyonisius Hamers was a student at T.H. in Delft (today Delft University of Technology). In May 1943 he was forced to work in Germany. On September 1, he managed to escape again. Hamers brought people in hiding to their destination in a truck belonging to his father’s …

wall: right, row 16-04
Hanno,
Johannes Hubertus
∗ 1912-12-05
Roermond
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
Roermond - person in hiding - 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 60. Detailed information on this website: The Tears …


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Heltzel,
Theodoor
Thei
∗ 1904-03-03
Beegden
† 1944-11-15
Herkenbosch
Beegden - person in hiding - Farmer. On Sunday October 8, 1944, he fell victim to one of the church raids that took place on that day throughout the area in order to catch forced laborers. He was arrested at the church exit by the Green Police. Via camps in Wuppertal and …

wall: middel, row 01-02
Hendrikx,
Johannes Jacobus
Jan / Ambrosius
∗ 1917-02-02
Venlo
† 1945-05-03
Oranienburg, KZ Sachsenhausen
Venlo - L.O. - person in hiding - carillon - 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 (pseudonyms Ambrosius and Giel Gabrielsen) [2] began helping escaped French prisoners of war. …

wall: right, row 28-04
Hermans,
Guus
∗ 1922-06-13
, Weert
† 1944-09-02
KZ Sachsenhausen
Weert - L.O. - Student - person in hiding - Henri Marie Auguste (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 to return after his weekend vacation. He organized the return of other students to Weert …

wall: right, row 37-02
Hout, van
Jan
∗ 1908-10-17
Valkenburg
† 1945-02-22
Neuengamme
Valkenburg - person in hiding - Professional cyclist from 1932 to 1940. On August 25, 1933, he broke the world hour record on the velodrome in Roermond with 44.588 kilometers. After the German invasion, he closed down his pub in Eindhoven and joined the resistance with his wife Anneke (1916-2012), among other things to help …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-13
Jans,
Katie
∗ 1923-07-24
Venlo
† 1945-01-06
Venlo
- Venlo - L.O. - - Ordedienst - person in hiding - She was a daughter of reserve Major General Jacobus Jans, commander of the OD in Limburg, and the sister of his successor Leo Jans. The latter, after his arrest, was …

wall: right, row 29-01
Jansen,
Willem Hendrik Marie
Wim
∗ 1922-05-13
Vierlingsbeek
† 1945-02-25
Buchenwald
L.O. - Student - person in hiding - The outskirts of Limburg - Vierlingsbeek 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 skills, he managed to provide the more than 1,000 people in hiding with the necessary coupons …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.03-03
Janssen,
Cor
∗ 1918-02-22
Sevenum
† 1944-10-07
Beesel
Beesel - L.O. - K.P. - press - person 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 also J.H. Goossens, Cor Janssen, M.J. Pereira, …

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wall: left, row 02-05
Janssens,
Lambertus Joseph
∗ 1907-12-13
Roermond
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
Roermond - person in hiding - 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 60. Detailed information on this website: The Tears …


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Jong, de
Henk
∗ 1911-10-20
Wijmbretseradeel
† 1945-02-12
Haarlem
Venlo - local contact - press - NV - priest - person in hiding - 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 Support Fund, a Dutch resistance organization that financed the rest of the resistance) [1]. …

wall: right, row 28-05
Jongen,
Willem
∗ 1900-01-14
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
Roermond - person in hiding - 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 information on this website: The Tears of Roermond.

This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-16
Kasdorp,
Wim
∗ 1905-05-19
Amsterdam
† 1945-04-09
AEL Hunswinkel (D)
Roermond - person in hiding - forced labor - 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 seconds. Fortunately, my father had a pre-war business friend at the Ortskommandantur who warned …

wall: right, row 08-02
Kortrijk,
Eelco
∗ 1910-10-07
Leeuwarden
† 1945-02-06
Neuengamme
Maastricht - person in hiding - Eelco Wigerius Maria Kortrijk was a waiter and manager, in hiding in Maastricht. Arrested on August 14, 1944, came to Neuengamme via Amersfoort. According to oorlogsgravenstichting.nl he died on February 7, 1945, but  …

wall: left, row 33-02
Kranen, ,
Theodorus Jacobus
Theo
∗ 1924-08-28
Helden
† 1946-11-29
Venray
Venray - person in hiding - Theo Kranen was one of the victims of the great raid on Wednesday, May 17, 1944 in Helden.
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This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-19
Lemson,
Henk
∗ 1924-04-15
Maastricht
† 1945-04-07
Makkum
Maastricht - early resistance - K.P. - Group Dresen - person in hiding - Hendrik Th. Lemson was a tax official (direct taxes, Maastricht) and belonged to the so called Belastinggroep Maastricht (A resistance group of mainly tax officials who continued the work of Group Dresen after it had been busted). He had to go into hiding and did so in Makkum (Frisia), …

wall: left, row 32-04
Lenis,
Willem
∗ 1923-12-14
Leeuwarden
† 1944-09-15
Schwarmstedt /Swarmstedt
Helden - person in hiding - Willem Lenis was a tailor and one of the victims of the big raid of Wednesday 17 May 1944 in Helden, his last residence. Deceased Schwarmstedt 32 km southwest of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, perhaps in the reserve …


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Linders,
Johannes Antonius
Pater Sebaldus
∗ 1907-06-15
Mook
† 1944-08-11
Kamp Vught
L.O. - priest - person in hiding - The outskirts of 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 vicar there. He helped Jewish children and Jewish adults, as well as others in hiding, to find shelter …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Martens,
Antoon
∗ 1899-10-24
Venray
† 1945-01-23
Hüls, Kr. Kempen-Krefeld
Venray - person in hiding - The carpenter Antonius Hubertus Martens was arrested a few days before the liberation of Leunen (Venray municipality) with 39 other men and deported to Germany as a slave. There he died in the hospital of Hüls (near Krefeld) and was buried there. In 1951 he was reburied in Leunen. (Source: …

wall: right, row 32-01
Meijer,
Henry /Harry
∗ 1920-10-06
Borne
† 1944-09-05
Vught
Venlo - L.O. - - press - person in hiding - The resistance activities of Hendrikus Jozef Meijer, a teacher of classical languages and courier, in whose parental home couriers from the ten L.O. districts of Limburg regularly arrived, consisted of distributing ration cards and stamps to hidden people and distributing the resistance …

wall: right, row 29-03
Moonen,
Leo
∗ 1925-11-05
Nuth
† 1944-11-25
Neuengamme
Nuth - person in hiding - Leonardus Jozef Gerardus Moonen was active in the Catholic youth work as Prefect van de Jongenscongregatie (Prefect of the Congregation of Boys). Arrested for staing away from wall: left, row 40-03
Mooren,
Antonius Lodewijk Joseph
Toon
∗ 1923-03-19
Vierlingsbeek
† 1945-03-05
Mauthausen
L.O. - K.P. - person in hiding - The outskirts of Limburg - LO-Vierlingsbeek. Also: KP (Commando group). Arrested on 5.12.44 in Venlo, during a raid on the address where he was in hiding." (Het grote gebod, p. 327) A detailed story about Toon on oorlogsgravenstichting.nl, source: Dorpsraad Vierlingsbeek: "Papa, was sind das für Tote". …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.03-04
Munckhof, van den
Arie
∗ 1923-02-10
Venray
† 1945-01-24
Neuengamme
Venray - person in hiding - Because of his age (21), Arie had to work in Germany during the war at the Thomas printing company in Kempen, but went into hiding during a weekend vacation. On August 16, 1944, a class="red" href="verzetsmonument.php?lang=en&filTer=G1#2diensten">Berendsen’ A.K.D. command arrested …

wall: right, row 33-02
Musch,
Jaap
∗ 1913-03-08
Amsterdam
† 1944-09-07
Ommen
Heerlen - Brunssum - NV - person in hiding - Jaap and Gerard Musch did their resistance work on the basis of their Christian beliefs. Jaap moved from Amsterdam to Heerlen on September 9, 1942 in connection with his resistance work. [1#3]
The brothers Jaap and Gerard Musch from Amsterdam started their rescue …


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Naus,
Jacobus Johannes
Van Doorn /Jac
∗ 1913-12-31
Egchel
† 1945-04-15
Bergen-Belsen
Venlo - L.O. - priest - person in hiding - carillon - On June 6, 1939, Jac Naus was appointed vicar in the parish of St. Martinus in Venlo. There, together with Ambrosius and his colleague P.G. van Enckevort, he was one of the founders of the LO. Dr. Fred Cammaert said in his …

wall: right, row 29-04
Nelissen,
Gerard
∗ 1925-06-16
Oirlo
† 1944-11-19
Dülken (D)
Venray - person in hiding - Gerardus Hendrikus Hubertus Nelissen was a factory worker from Oirlo. On Friday, November 17, 1944, a large raid for slave labor in Germany took place in several villages in the Venray area, including Oirlo, Castenray, Oostrum, Geysteren, Wanssum and Blitterswijck. Gerard and his four brothers …

wall: right, row 33-03
Oljans,
Thijs
∗ 1926-01-18
Beilen
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt
Roermond - person in hiding - 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. Unmarried. Office worker. Thijs and his brother  …
wall: right, row 09-02
Oljans,
Wicher
∗ 1922-07-03
Beilen
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt
Roermond - unorganized resistance - Student - person in hiding - 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 mentioned below, but we don’t know more. So he appears here in the category of …

wall: right, row 09-03
Peeters,
Paul J.
∗ 1920-03-19
Maasniel
† 1944-09-26
Maalbroek/Asenray, gem. Maasni
Roermond - person in hiding - Shot near the German border for illegal possession of arms, with Joseph Smeets. (Cammaert VIb p. 624). Is mentioned on the wall: right, row 09-04
Pereira,
Rinus
∗ 1918-09-27
Den Haag
† 1944-08-30
Belfeld
Reuver - person in hiding - In the spring of 1944, a combat group (K.P.) Reuver was formed by B. Verstappen. Other members were J.H. Goossens, G. Janssen, M.J. Pereira (a man in hiding from The Hague), A.M. Roelofs, and …

wall: middel, row 17-01
Peters,
Petrus Nicolaas Andreas
Piet
∗ 1912-11-27
Ottersum
† 1945-04-06
Buchenwald
Tegelen - L.O. - priest - person in hiding - 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 Tegelen went into hiding in the tower room of the Steyl church and later moved into the basement. …

wall: right, row 22-01
Polski jeniec,
Frans
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-12-27
Elmpt (D)
Roermond - person in hiding - 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 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border, in order …


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Raafs,
Theo
∗ 1924-07-24
Boekel
† 1943-08-03
Büderich
Weert - person in hiding - Theo Raafs was a gardener in Weert. He initially ignored a call for forced labor in Germany and went into hiding. After a personal visit by a policeman to his mother, he reported to the employment office. Possibly to avoid worse or because he believed that everything would not be so bad. He …

wall: right, row 37-05
Rhee, van
Piet
∗ 1922-01-06
Venray
† 1945-01-20
Neuengamme
Venray - person in hiding - Peter Hubertus van Rhee still continued working in his parents’ bakery in Castenray when he was in hiding. Nevertheless he once wanted to go out with friends but was arrested at the station in Venlo because of Arbeitsverweigerung. (Refusal to work) by the notorious Berendsen Commando of …

wall: right, row 35-01
Rietjens,
Louis
∗ 1922-02-16
Roermond
† 1945-03-22
AEL Hunswinkel, Kr. Altena
Roermond - person in hiding - forced labor - Jan Louis.
See also the memorial plaque KZ Hunswinkel
wall: right, row 08-04
Rijnders,
Johannes Hubertus
Jan
∗ 1920-07-12
Valkenswaard
† 1944-10-18
Aachen
dutch soldier - person in hiding - Secret Army (B) - Jan Rijnders was a tax consultant and member of the Resistance. [4]
He was from Valkenswaard and is also buried there. During the war he worked with the White Brigade or Secret Army in Belgium. [1#3]
During the German occupation, he went into hiding to …


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Rooy, van
Hendrik
∗ 1920-02-21
Venray
† 1945-04-15
Remscheid
Venray - person in hiding - On October 10, 1944, he was arrested during a raid and taken to a labor camp in Remscheid (near Wuppertal). On April 15, 1945, he was killed by shrapnel during wartime operations. It was the day Remscheid was liberated by the US army. There were about 9,000 forced laborers in Remscheid at that …

wall: right, row 33-04
Rutten,
Eduardus Servatius Valentinus Maria
Eduard
∗ 1923-08-12
Maastricht
† 1945-04-23
Flossenbürg,
Maastricht - Student - person in hiding - forced labor - Picture: Wikimedia →→→

Three of Eduard Rutten’s older brothers were in hiding, and he himself probably as well, as he was a student. He was …


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Selder,
Hubertus
∗ 1923-04-20
Roermond
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
Roermond - person in hiding - 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.
On the night of December 25-26, 1944, Selder was in hiding under the floor of …


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Sevenich,
Mathieu
∗ 1928-03-01
Roermond
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
Roermond - person in hiding - 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 between the ages of 16 and 60.
On the night of Christmas Day 1944, paratroopers, …

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Simmelink,
Karel Herman Hendrik
Jan v.d. Plas
∗ 1916-10-24
Zevenaar
† 1944-09-05
Vught
Haelen - L.O. - Ordedienst - person 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 school [9] and also active in the resistance. In the Carpe Diem, the summer house of Simmelink sr. …

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Sluymers,
Leendert L.
∗ 1922-01-03
Heerlen
† 1945-03-03
Hamburg-Neuengamme
Heerlen - person in hiding - Reason for his arrest on July 25, 1944: Shirking forced labor (euphemistically called Arbeitseinsatz, labor mission, mostly in German …

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Span,
Petrus
Piet
∗ 1908-10-14
Nijmegen
† 0000-00-00
Leusderheide
Nijmegen - CPN - press - person in hiding - The outskirts of Limburg - Piet Span was a carpenter. Distributor of De Waarheid (The Truth), had gone into hiding in the Waterkwartier. He was betrayed, the identity of the traitor is unclear. Arrested on June 17, 1944 at 1:05 a.m. by constable C.L. Geerts. At 11:00 he was taken with three others by Wiebe and …


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Stoffels,
Marcel
Starkenborg
∗ 1914-06-27
Brunssum
† 1944-08-11
Vught
Brunssum - Roermond - L.O. - Ordedienst - person in hiding - 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 be taken prisoner of war again.Through the mediation of Father Ludovicus Adrianus Bleijs …

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Terwisscha van Scheltinga,
Jaco
∗ 1922-07-08
Schiedam
† 1945-04-11
Celle
Weert - L.O. - person in hiding - 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 and went into hiding with his uncle in Weert. He came into contact with the priest and teacher …

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Tobben,
Jan Catharina
∗ 1928-03-14
Roermond
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
Roermond - person in hiding - 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 the ages of 16 and 60.
On the night from Christmas Day to Boxing Day, Tobben …


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Uphus,
Louis
∗ 1914-11-13
Rotterdam
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (Niederkrüchten)
Roermond - person in hiding - 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 German border, in order to expel their male townmates between the ages of 16 and …


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Voesten,
Wilhelmus Hubertus
∗ 1904-03-26
Venray
† 1944-10-18
Tegelen
Venray - unorganized resistance - person in hiding - He refused to come along with an arresting team to work in Germany and was subsequently shot by them. He died in the hospital in Tegelen. Lived in Venray-Heide and is listed on the war memorial near the Grote Kerk in Venray, see link below.
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Vossen,
Peter Hendrik
Piet
∗ 1913-11-11
Roggel
† 1944-10-09
Heythuysen
Haelen - L.O. - person in hiding - 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, 1918 in Roggel. [1]
Cammaert writes in Chapter III on p. 178 [2]:
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Weert, de
Jacques J.
Zwarte Jacques, Victor
∗ 1921-04-10
Zundert
† 1944-09-05
Kamp Vught
Nijmegen - L.O. - Student - person in hiding - The outskirts of Limburg - 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 received help from some of these groups. J. Hendrikx, for example, formed a forgery group in Venlo …


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Windhausen,
Peter
∗ 1892-06-29
Roermond
† 1945-03-28
Buchenwald
Tegelen - priest - person in hiding - Petrus Paulus Windhausen (Catholic parish priest in Steyl-Tegelen), vicar P.N.A. Peters and three other people from Steyl and Tegelen had hidden in the tower room of the church in Steyl and later moved to the basement. There …

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Winters,
Willem
∗ 1896-02-06
Utrecht
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
Roermond - person in hiding - 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 60. Detailed information on this website: The Tears …


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