Hendrik Jacob Vullinghs <i>(Henri)</i>
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Hendrik Jacob Vullinghs (Henri)

 1883-09-14 Sevenum      1945-04-09 Bergen-Belsen (61)
- Grubbenvorst - Zwarte Plak - initial resistance - L.O. - priest -

Het Grote Gebod – L.O.

      Catholic parish priest of Grubbenvorst and building parish priest in Grashoek, studied musicology in Italy and the United States. He was known as a very open-minded and culturally enthusiastic person. Already during 1941 and 1942, he began to help Jews in collaboration with the Amsterdam journalist and social democrat Mathieu Smedts, a native of the Peel village Grashoek, and his chaplain Jean Slots. An escape route was established from Amsterdam to Switzerland and hiding places were found in northern Limburg. Even after the arrest of Smedts (who survived the camps), contact with the Social Democratic group in Amsterdam was maintained. (Cammaert V, p. 423).
      After the founding of the LO in 1943, Vullinghs and his group also joined. He led the local group together with H. Joosten. On May 1, 1944, Vullinghs was arrested on the street in front of the church.
      According to Loe de Jong, he was one of the biggest organizers of help for pilots and people in hiding in the whole province of Limburg. The Jewish composer Hans Lachman from Berlin, who was in hiding in Grubbenvorst, wrote a Catholic requiem in honor of Father Vullinghs, probably in the 1950s.

    • Oorlogsgravenstichting.nl
    • https://www.4en5mei.nl/oorlogsmonumenten/zoeken/1343/sevenum-monument-aan-het-julianaplantsoen
    • Wikipedia NL: Henri Vullinghs
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