Peter Joseph Fuchs <i>(Peter)</i>
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Peter Joseph Fuchs is listed in the Resistance Memorial on the
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Peter Joseph Fuchs (Peter)

 16-05-1899 Müllenborn      26-12-1944 Elmpt (D) (45)
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    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 (flour factories) in Roermond. Member of the resistance, probably LO. Among other things, he supplied flour and flour products to people who did not have ration coupons. He still had German nationality. He had been summoned several times to report for military service, but due to his work this had always been postponed. In September 1944, however, he was told that he had to report to the local commandant’s office in Roermond, as he was to be drafted immediately for military service. He went into hiding, first with friends at Stationsplein (Station Square) and, after bombing raids, in the convent of the Carmelite nuns on the Venloseweg. On the night of December 23-24, 1944, paratroopers conducted a raid on the Venloseweg. During their visit to the convent, Fuchs was arrested. He gave a false name. In an attempt to escape, he fell from the flat roof of the house where he was being held. In the fall he broke a leg and an arm. The Germans had little trouble recapturing him. On Boxing Day, a summary court chaired by Major Ulrich Matthaeas sentenced him to death. On the same day, he and 11 others were executed just over the German border in the forest of Elmpt [2], municipality of Niederkrüchten.
    His name is inscribed on a commemorative plaque on the facade of the St. Alphonsus school and on the monument at the Tussen de Bergen cemetery in Roermond.
    He is also buried there on the Roman Catholic part in grave 19. [1#11]
    He is mentioned on the war memorial Roermond. [3]
    The name of Peter Josef Fuchs is also on the Jewish monument in Roermond. [4]
    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. Detailed information on this website: The Tears of Roermond.


    1. Dossier oorlogsgravenstichting Peter Fuchs • #2#3#5#11
    2. OpenStreetMap Mahnmal Lüsekamp
    3. Oorlogsmonument Roermond
    4. Roermond, Joods monument