Peter Antonius Joseph Peeters (Toon)
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Peter Antonius Joseph Peeters (Toon)


 20-06-1916 Broekhuizenvorst      24-06-1947 Venlo (31)
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Netwerk Bongaerts - Aid to Jews - Intelligence - Broekhuizen -



Het Grote Gebod – L.O.

    Toon Peeters, popularly known as blacksmith Toontje, was a blacksmith and bicycle dealer. [1]
    Cammaert writes about him:
    In Broekhuizen and Broekhuizenvorst the teacher J.H. van Megen, in collaboration with A. Reijnders and P.A.J. Peeters, founded the LO. [2]
    The Oranjehotel writes: spied for the Allies, provided aid to pilots, Jews, etc. [3] and to escaped prisoners of war. [1]
    Arrested on November 16, 1943, as a result of betrayal by the provocateur Vastenhout [2] (the Englandspiel) and finally sentenced to “Nacht und Nebel” (night and fog) [4], which meant making resisters disappear without a trace. Stayed in various camps, returned in May 1945 and died in hospital in Venlo as a result of his privations. [5]

    Footnotes

    1. tienray75jaarbevrijd.nl Toon Peeters
    2. Dr. F. Cammaert, Het Verborgen Front – Geschiedenis van de georganiseerde illegaliteit in de provincie Limburg tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Doctorale scriptie 1994, Groningen
      6. De Landelijke Organisatie voor hulp aan onderduikers, p.596
    3. Dodenboek Oranjehotel
    4. Nacht und Nebel, Wikipedia • NederlandsDeutschEnglishFrançaisPortuguês
    5. Dossier Oorlogsgravenstichting Toon Peeters #3
    6. Oorlogsgravenstichting.nl