Jozef Vranken
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Jozef Vranken is listed in the Resistance Memorial on the
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Jozef Vranken

 18-01-1913 Stramproy      26-11-1944 Aurich (31)
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Stramproy -

Het Grote Gebod – L.O.

      Peter Josephus Vranken. Cammaert writes in chapter 6b, p. 706: «As in the districts of Venlo and Roermond, there were also in Weert some camps for people in hiding. One of them was in Stramproy. … When in the summer the number of those in hiding became too large, Salemans and his people decided to set up a camp in the Beerseler Broek. P.J. Vrancken, P. Creemers, N. Lempens and others took over the care of the hiding people, who often were called “divers”. They received support from the local retail trade, farmers and the brewer M. Maes, who provided considerable sums of money.» Cammaert gives a different date and place of death than Vrancken died in Oldenburg on December 9, 1944. Towards the end of the war it often happened that camps were cleared for the advancing Allies and that all files were destroyed. So often we only have rumours about when and where someone was last seen.