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 work around July 1942 when the first Jews were deported. … In the summer of 1942, J. Musch moved to South Limburg to find addresses for Jewish children. He also found a job as a chemical analyst with the State Mines. Musch settled in Heerlen, where he sought contact with Reverend G.J. Pontier. (Cammaert V, IV.2.2. De N.V. )
They brought hundreds of Jewish children from Amsterdam to Limburg. None of them fell into the hands of the Nazis. Jaap had to pay for that with death, after he and a number of children went in hiding in Nijverdal and were discovered by accident. Again, the children present were able to escape.
In concentration camp Erika near Ommen He was beaten to death in a cruelly sadistic manner. His mortal remains, whose autopsy showed that almost all his bones were shattered, were found with the help of a divining rod through the energetic investigative method of the camp management of the said camp on June 27, 1945, that is, after the liberation, and two days later, on June 29, he was reburied with military honors. [1#5]
He is listed in the “Erelijst 1940-1945” (Honor Roll of the Dutch Parliament).