The fallen resistance fighters in the dutch province of Limburg
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The fallen resistance fighters in the dutch province of Limburg

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3× Limburg, Wikimedia

A little geography and regional history, for a better understanding: For hundreds of years, there have been many linguistic, economic and political links between the "three Limburgs" represented on the map to the right (Source: Wikimedia, click on the map). The former Duchy of Limburg no longer exists since the time of Napoleon and is now part of the Belgian province of Liege. The majority of the population speaks French today, but during the war, Limburgish was still the main language spoken in the north. It is a regional Germanic language.
After the defeat of Napoleon, the other two territories, which are the Limburgs of today, became one province in the new Kingdom of the Netherlands (which was identical with today’s BeNeLux). The new province was named after the former duchy. When Belgium seceded in 1830, the province of Limburg was divided: Belgian Limburg and Dutch Limburg, which plays the main role on this site.
Refugees had to be forwarded from the Netherlands to Belgium. This also happened from the southern edge of South Limburg, among others in the direction of the Voer municipalities and the region of Herve. There, too, people of the resistance died. Some of them were in direct contact with the Limburg resistance and are therefore also listed here.
Jules Goffin and Karel Jacobs (Father Hugo) were part of the Belgian intelligence network Clarence, Piet Muhren (Father Étienne) of the Erkens group. This made no difference to the two monks of Valdieu Abbey. They worked closely together, despite Clarence’s strict rule of cloisoning, of division into boxes: only one group per person and only one activity. Perhaps this contributed to their becoming victims, like the Erkens group, of the Hannibal game?
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Liberated: 1944-09-02 – 1944-09-12

Belgium – 29 pers.   ⇒All the fallen resistance people in Limburg
Backer, Debacker, de
Willem
∗ 1894-09-11
Maastricht
† 1944-09-06
Leopoldsburg (B)
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Maastricht - Belgium - Willem Debacker had a Maastricht mother and was born in Maastricht. That is why he is mentioned, by the way without any further comment, on maastrichtsegevelstenen.nl [1].
In the Netherlands, 6 September 1944 is called "Dolle Dinsdag" [7] (Mad Tuesday, english and french wiki available), but also in Belgium there was panic among the Germans and their Belgian collaborators because of the rapid advance of the Allies. Thus, 900 political prisoners locked up in the Cavalry Camp of the concentration camp of Beverlo were released by their German guards. Some of them were invited to a luncheon by the inhabitants of Leopoldsburg in a brasserie.
A group of Flemish SS men and a German soldier, fleeing from Antwerp on a bicycle, vented their frustration to 22 participants of this meal. Among them was Willem Debacker, one of the just liberated political prisoners. Why had he been in prison?
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A few hours later Leopoldsburg was liberated by the Piron brigade. [2]
At www.wo2slachtoffers.nl we read the following [6]:

Lived in Leopoldsburg. Son of administrator Gerardus Johannes De Backer (born in Kortgene) and Victoire Adrienne Hélène Royen (born in Maastricht). Married. Day labourer. Roman Catholic. He was detained as a political prisoner. Debacker, as the Belgians write, is one of the 22 victims, who were shot on 6 September 1944 around 6:30 in the evening by some SS men of the retreating division Langemarck. At the approach of the Allied troops, 900 prisoners had been released that day. Residents of Leopoldsburg provided shelter for Debacker and a number of other former prisoners and gave them a good meal. During this ‘freedom feast’ SS men stormed in, herded the participants together and made them walk towards a canal. There they were shot. The part of the creek, where the drama took place, has since been called the Treurgracht(Mourning Trench) and the part of the IJzerlei, where the memorial with, among others, Debacker’s name is located, has been changed into the Martelarenstraat. The SS men involved were sentenced to death or life-long forced labor. About the killing of the 22 victims the book „6 september 1944 - De Fusillade te Leopoldsburg“ (6 September 1944 - The Fusillade at Leopoldsburg) by Marius Louche has been published [3].

Some documents about him can be seen at www.nationaalarchief.nl/. [4]

  1. http://www.maastrichtsegevelstenen.nl/0.OORLOG/oorlog2c-verzet.htm
  2. tracesofwar.nl: Treurgracht, Leopoldsburg
  3. Een uittreksel uit De Fusillade te Leopoldsburg, 6 september 1944, Marius P.R.Louche, uitgegeven in eigen beheer, 1989-2013
  4. https://www.nationaalarchief.nl/onderzoeken/archief/2.19.255.01/invnr/219434A/file/NL-HaNA_2.19.255.01_219434A_0002
  5. https://oorlogsgravenstichting.nl/personen/219434/willem-de-backer
  6. https://www.wo2slachtoffers.nl/bio/53286/Backer-de-Willem.htm
  7. Wikipedia NL: Dolle Dinsdag
  8. Digital Monument

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    This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Beazar,
Gustaaf
∗ 1908-07-29
Aspelare
† 1944-09-12
Heer
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Heer - Belgium - Secret Army (B) -

Broens /Brouns,
Harie /Henri
∗ 1925-02-18
Molenbeersel
† 1944-09-14
Gangelt (D)
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Belgium - Secret Army (B) - He lived in Molenbeersel, Belgian Limburg. Originally buried in a mass grave in Gangelt (D). Last resting place: Unknown (Source: Memorial for seven executed Belgian resistance fighters, bel-memorial.be)

Conen,
Willem
∗ 1919-03-12
Molenbeersel
† 1944-09-12
Heer
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Heer - Belgium - Secret Army (B) - Willem Conen from Molenbeersel was one of the resisters of the Maaseik section of the Secret Army under the leadership of its section chief, gendarme Gustaaf Beazar.
Read the story of the Maaseik section of the Secret Army, which came to a tragic end with the approach of the Allies in early September 1944.

Driessens,
Pierre
∗ 0000-00-00
Maaseik
† 1944-09-12
Heer
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Heer - Belgium - Secret Army (B) -

Eerdekens,
Jozef
∗ 1922-06-24
Gruitrode (B)
† 1944-09-12
Heer
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Heer - Belgium - Secret Army (B) -

Goffin,
Jules G.H.J.
∗ 1897-03-31
Noville-les-Bois
† 1943-10-09
Bunnik (Utrecht)
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Belgium - early resistance - Group Erkens - He was not a resistance fighter in the Dutch province of Limburg, but was in close contact with them and therefore also appears on this list. He was a general practitioner in ’s-Gravenvoeren (Fouron-le-Comte) since 1925. In 1940, he became a member of the Clarence resistance network, of which he became the local leader. He collected a lot of information, among other things, on railroad movements. As a result of the Hannibalspiel he was arrested on October 15, 1942 and locked up in the prison of Saint-Léonard and the Camp Vught (NL). He was shot in Bunnik. He is buried in the cemetery of Fouron-le-Comte.
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.02-02
Henkens,
Jean
∗ 1922-07-09
Opoeteren
† 1944-09-14
Gangelt (D)
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Belgium - Secret Army (B) - He lived in Gruitrode, Belgian Limburg. Originally buried in a mass grave in Gangelt (D). Last resting place: Unknown (Source: Memorial for seven executed Belgian resistance fighters, bel-memorial.be)


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Hillebrand,
Johann
∗ 1922-07-12
Herzogenrath (D)
† 1944-06-10
Liège
Kerkrade - Belgium - Miner in Belgium. Belonged there to the resistance organization Armée Secrète (A.S.) or Geheim Leger (Secret Army). This was at first primarily an anti-communist organization. It was, like the OD in the Netherlands, formed from an initiative of royalist professional soldiers from the pre-war army. Their aim was to prevent a power vacuum towards the end of the war, for fear of a communist coup. Unlike parts of the OD, the A.S. became a real resistance organization, engaged in, among other things, raids on German trains and army cars. In April 1944 Johann was arrested, in June shot for illegal possession of weapons. According to kerkradewiki during an escape attempt on 4 May 1943.
In the citadel of Liège you find on the cemetery Enclos des Fusillés 415 memorial crosses resp. graves of present bodies. On Description du site it says: “A Dutchman was repatriated on September 17, 1957.” That must be Johann, because he is now (re)buried in the National Field of Honor in Loenen, grave E894. (see oorlogsgravenstichting.nl). In Liège he is incorrectly listed as Johana, probably due to a reading error. The date of death there (11 June 1944) hardly differs from the information at oorlogsgravenstichting.nl/ (10 June 1944).
wall: left, row 25-01
Hilven,
Jean
∗ 1924-01-05
Gruitrode
† 1944-09-14
Gangelt (D)
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Belgium - Secret Army (B) - He lived in Gruitrode, Belgian Limburg. Originally buried in a mass grave in Gangelt (D). Last resting place: Unknown (Source: Memorial for seven executed Belgian resistance fighters, bel-memorial.be)


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Jacobs,
Karel
Père Hugues /Pater Hugo
∗ 1900-11-17
Antwerpen
† 1943-10-09
Bunnik (Utrecht)
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Belgium - early resistance - press - Group Erkens - priest - He was not a resistance fighter in the Dutch province of Limburg, but was in close contact with them and therefore also appears on this list. His resistance activity began by helping escaped French prisoners of war to continue their escape. He was a Cistercian monk in the Abbey of Val-Dieu and was ordained priest on October 21, 1932. He then taught church history at Val-Dieu, was curator of the abbey museum and novice master. He and his confrere Stephanus Muhren, whom he trained, were active in the Clarence intelligence network (dr. Jules Goffin from Fouron-le-Comte) and active in the by Clarence people so called group Holland (of Nic. Erkens, at the time in hiding wirh his sisters in Sittard). Val-Dieu and the Fouron villages are located in the middle of the Liège-Maastricht-Aachen tri-border area and were therefore predestined to serve as hubs for escape networks. The two monks hid fugitives in the monastery and on the surrounding farms and watched the German transport activity on the rail lines of the border area. They were assisted by their German abbot, Alberich Steiger, who, among other things, banqueted with high German officers. Together with Fr. Hugo and Pol Nolens, vicar at Charneux, a clandestine newspaper reproduced with a spirit duplicator at Charneux was distributed, denouncing the misdeeds of National Socialism in the three national languages (La Tribune Libre in French, Het Vrije Woord in Dutch, and Das Freie Wort in German).
Arrested on March 19, 1943, the day after Fr. Stephen was arrested by the Geheime Feldpolizei (Secret Field Police) as a result of the Hannibal game, Fr. Hugo Jacobs was subjected to harsh interrogations in Liège in an attempt (unsuccessfully) to extract from him a confession about the abbot’s complicity or involvement. On August 11, 1943, he and ten others were sentenced to death by a court-martial in Utrecht for espionage and favoring the enemy. They were shot in Fort Rijnauwen near Utrecht on October 9, 1943. On the way to the execution site, he and his confrere wore their white Cistercian monk’s robes and loudly sang a religious hymn. His body was cremated, and the ashes were later buried in the abbey cemetery. A memorial plaque commemorates him in Fort Rijnauwen and in the abbey church of Val-Dieu.
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.02-03
Jaeken,
Pieter
∗ 1917-09-15
Neeroeteren
† 1944-09-12
Heer
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Heer - Belgium - Secret Army (B) -


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Langers,
Guillaume J.
∗ 1923-03-29
Maaseik (B)
† 1944-09-12
Heer
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Heer - Belgium - Secret Army (B) -


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Langers,
Jack Hubert Mathijs /Jaak
∗ 1909-02-03
Maaseik
† 1944-09-14
Gangelt (D)
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Belgium - Secret Army (B) - He lived in Rotem, Belgian Limburg. Originally buried in a mass grave in Gangelt (D). Last resting place: Unknown (Source: Memorial for seven executed Belgian resistance fighters, bel-memorial.be)


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Lenders,
Mathieu J.
∗ 1925-02-20
Maaseik (B)
† 1944-09-12
Heer
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Heer - Belgium - Secret Army (B) -


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Leroy,
Alfons
∗ 1913-06-02
Massemen (B)
† 1944-09-12
Heer
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Heer - Belgium - Secret Army (B) -


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Liedekerke de Pailhe, de
Raphael R.E.J.G.
∗ 1903-04-15
Eijsden
† 1943-10-09
Fort Rhijnauwen, prov. Utrecht
Eijsden - Belgium - early resistance - Group Erkens - He was one of eleven members of the Dutch resistance group around Nick Erkens executed by the Germans in fort Rhijnauwen near Bunnik, province of Utrecht. He was a reserve lieutenant in the Belgian army but lived in the Netherlands.
wall: left, row 08-02
Meerten,
Jean Hubert Antoine Jac.
∗ 1922-11-01
Heppeneert (Maaseik)
† 1944-09-14
Gangelt (D)
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Belgium - Secret Army (B) - He lived in Heppeneert (Maaseik), Belgian Limburg. Originally buried in a mass grave in Gangelt (D). Last resting place: Unknown (Source: Memorial for seven executed Belgian resistance fighters, bel-memorial.be)


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Muhren,
Piet
Père Étienne /Pater Stephanus
∗ 1908-09-14
Bergen-op-Zoom
† 1943-10-09
Bunnik (Utrecht)
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Belgium - early resistance - press - Group Erkens - priest - Petrus („Piet“) Johannes Cornelis Muhren was not a resistance fighter in the Dutch province of Limburg, but was in close contact with them and therefore also appears on this list. His German ancestors still wrote "Mühren", but in Dutch it is pronounced the same way.He entered the novitiate of the Dutch Cistercian Abbey of Mariënkroon in 1929 as Brother Canisius, but in 1933 he moved to the short-staffed Abbey of Val-Dieu in Aubel, Belgium, just over the border of Dutch South Limburg. There he received the monastic name Stephen (French: Étienne). He was ordained a priest in Val-Dieu on July 5, 1936. He was cantor for the next years and taught ecclesiastical law, dogmatics and philosophy at the internal teaching institution. When the Wehrmacht invaded in 1940, he initially fled to the west, distrusting his German abbot, but then returned and joined the Resistance with his confrere Hugo Jacobs. Through the general practitioner Jules Goffin, they came into contact with the intelligence and resistance network Clarence and the Erkens group. He observed the transports of the German army on the railroad lines in the area on extended bicycle tours and explained these tours with visits to women in need of pastoral help, which earned him the nickname Père Amoureux.
Val-Dieu and Voeren are located in the middle of the Liège-Maastricht-Aachen three-country triangle and were therefore virtually predestined as a hub for escape networks. Apart from monitoring German railroad activity, the two monks also hid fugitives in the monastery and on the surrounding farms of the border area. They were sustained discreetely by their German abbot Alberich Steiger, who, among other things, dined with high German officers. He and his confrere, together with Pol Nolens, vicar at Charneux, edited an illegal newspaper, reproduced with a spirit duplicator at Charneux, denouncing the misdeeds of National Socialism in the three Belgian languages (La Tribune Libre in French, Het Vrije Woord in Dutch, and Das Freie Wort in German).
On March 18, 1943, one day before Fr. Hugo, he was arrested by the Geheime Feldpolizei (Secret Police of the German army) as a result of the Hannibal Game. On August 11, 1943, he and ten others were sentenced to death by a court-martial in Utrecht for espionage and favoring the enemy. They were shot at Fort Rijnauwen near Utrecht (Netherlands) on October 9, 1943. On the way to the execution site, he and his confrere wore their white Cistercian monk’s robes and loudly sang a religious hymn. His body was cremated, and the ashes were later buried in the Val-Dieu monastery cemetery. A memorial plaque commemorates him in Fort Rijnauwen and in the abbey church of Val-Dieu.
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.02-04
Oost-Europeaan,
?
∗ 0000-00-00
?
† 1944-09-12
Heer
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Heer - Belgium - Secret Army (B) - He is usually called the unknown Russian, but even that is not certain, in fact it is only known, that he was from Eastern Europe. He tried to escape and was shot while doing so. And why was he among that group of the Secret Army, which was to be shot here? It is certain that many Soviet prisoners of war worked in the coal mines around Genk. Probably he was one of them and joined the secret army.
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Его обычно называют неизвестным русским, но даже это не точно, на самом деле известно только, что он был из Восточной Европы. Он пытался бежать и был при этом расстрелян. А почему он был среди той группы Тайной армии, которая должна была быть расстреляна здесь? Наверняка многие советские военнопленные работали в угольных шахтах в окрестностях Генка. Возможно, он был одним из них и присоединился к тайной армии. Если у вас есть больше информации об этом человеке, пожалуйста, напишите мне!
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Schoenmaeckers,
Paul
Jean
∗ 1886-09-21
Amby (Maastricht)
† 1945-04-21
Obrnice (Č)
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Amby - Belgium - early resistance -

Ceremony Stumbling Stones

Paul Fernand Cécile Ghislain Marie Schoenmaeckers from Amby (today a quarter of Maastricht) married Hélène Palmers on June 12, 1911 in Stevoort near Hasselt. From then on they lived in Rekem (Belgian Limburg). During the occupation, they joined the Comet escape line, together with their sons, Michel and Jean and his wife Marguerite De Bissy. They worked there for Line (pronounce: Leene). That was the pseudonym of Olympe Félicie Henriette DOBY. Paul and his wife Helene were also hiding a Jewish girl in their home. Most of the refugees this group helped on (mostly to Brussels) were downed allied airmen, “supplied” mainly from the Maastricht region, especially by Paul’s sisters Hélène and Adèle, who were still living in their parents’ house in Amby. Paul and his youngest son Michel were arrested on November 26, 1943; Jean just managed to escape. Paul died in a transport near Obrnice (German: Obernitz), now the Czech Republic.
Michel was born on December 8, 1919 in Rekem (B). He took particular care of people hiding in the forests around the villages of Lanaken and Rekem. Was murdered on September 15, 1944 in the concentration camp Nacht und Nebel-Lager KZ Sonnenburg at the age of 24. The goal of these special camps was to make the resistance fighters disappear administratively, nothing was written down about the prisoners and their families were not informed.
Schoenmaeckers Cross for Paul and Michel in the forest near Rekem: N 50° 55.259 E 005° 39.935
Stolperstein for Paul and his sister in front of their parents’ house, Bergerstraat 2-4 in Amby.


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.02-05
Stinkens,
Hubert
∗ 1923-12-04
As
† 1944-09-14
Gangelt (D)
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Belgium - Secret Army (B) - He lived in Gruitrode, Belgian Limburg. Originally buried in a mass grave in Gangelt (D). Last resting place: Unknown (Source: Memorial for seven executed Belgian resistance fighters, bel-memorial.be)


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Teelen /Theelen,
Jacques
∗ 1924-10-14
Neeroeteren
† 1944-09-12
Heer
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Heer - Belgium - Secret Army (B) -


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Tripels,
Jenny
∗ 1883-07-21
Maastricht
† 1945-02-06
Ravensbrück
- This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Maastricht - Belgium - Jenny Emma Félicie Tripels was a Dutch member of the Belgian resistance during World War II.
She became acquainted during World War I with the Belgian Charles Stockmans, an Antwerp based industrialist who fled to the Netherlands during the war and became active in an intelligence network that collected information on the Belgian railroad lines.
During World War II, Tripels was recruited by Stockmans in 1941 or 1942 into an intelligence network he had set up at the request of the French Colonel Rémy. The network was busted by the Germans in June 1942. On June 12, 1942, Jenny was arrested in Liege. Most of the members were executed, Tripels and three others were deported. She died in 1945 at Ravensbrück concentration camp.


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Vandijck /Vandyck /Vandijk,
Laurent Albert /Albert
∗ 1925-10-08
Neeroeteren
† 1944-09-14
Gangelt (D)
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Belgium - Secret Army (B) - He lived in Neeroeteren, Belgian Limburg. Originally buried in a mass grave in Gangelt (D). Last resting place: Unknown (Source: Memorial for seven executed Belgian resistance fighters, bel-memorial.be)


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Vliexs,
Huberta Leonie Maria
Bertha
∗ 1923-01-06
Amby
† 1944-09-11
Opglabbeek (B)
- This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Amby - Belgium - Secret Army (B) - During World War II, four of the Vliexs sisters were in the Belgian resistance organization the Secret Army. Bertha was unmarried and worked as a nurse with the Red Cross. For more information, see also her sister Pia.
She “lived in Maastricht”. … “Bertha, as her call name was, was executed together with her sister Josephine Alphonsina (Pia), among others. A total of nine people were executed, including the Belgian widow Maria Voorpijl (∗ November 13, 1897 Maaseik). All were accused of being members of the secret army”. (Traces of War [1]). The digital local edition for Oudsbergen of Het Belang van Limburg mentions Maria Hubertinia Voorpijl. [2]

  1. Biografie Traces of War
  2. Het Belang van Limburg 9/11 in Opglabbeek
  3. https://amiepedia.nl/index.php/Bertha_Vliexs
  4. Digital Monument

  5. This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Vliexs,
Marie Hubertina Theodora
Pia
∗ 1920-05-18
Maastricht
† 1944-09-11
Opglabbeek (B)
- This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Amby - Belgium - Secret Army (B) - The daily newspaper Het Belang van Limburg wrote on September 18, 2017 [1] under the title "The 9/11 of Opglabbeek": "Shot after an attack by resistance fighters on retiring Germans. In addition to Nicolaas Esser, Antonius Alenus, Renier Coolen, Henri and Josef Dirckx, Jaak Hellings, Pierre Paspont, Pieter Slootmaekers, Jacq Vanaanhoud, sisters Leonie and Maria Vliexs and Maria Hubertinia Voorpijl were also shot without any form of trial." In reality, it was not an attack, but a very unfortunate confluence of circumstances and probably treason that led to the Maaseik section of the Secret Army ceasing to exist shortly before the liberation. Read more about this in the introduction about the Secret Army.
The Vliexs sisters also belonged to this section. Their father was from Hulsberg, their mother from Meerssen. They married in Amby and moved from there first to Maastricht and later to Maaseik in Belgian Limburg.
In the middle of 1942, the dean of Maaseik knocked on the door of the Vliex family. He asked if they could help four escaped French prisoners of war. The four stayed in their house for a few days and then moved to an old barn nearby for an unknown reason. In the evenings, the sisters brought food and drink to the barn. Thus, the three older sisters, including Pia and Bertha, joined the secret army in 1941. Alphonsine (Sieske) Vliexs (∗ Amby, November 2, 1925 - † Maaseik, March 11, 2016) also wanted to join. At the time she was deemed too young, but later she too joined in. [3.1][4]

After the disaster of September 10 and 11, 1944, nine people were murdered in the vicinity of Maaseik, others between Heer and Cadier en Keer, a third group even further east, on the German-Dutch border, while the cannons of the approaching Allies could already be heard. All were accused of being members of the secret army. [1][2]
The youngest sister, Sieske Vliexs, survived the German camps disabled. Sieske and Helène Vanlaer were among others in the camps Ratingen and Ravensbrück, where they had to do slave labor.[3.1.]

  1. Het Belang van Limburg 9/11 in Opglabbeek
  2. Short description at Traces of War
  3. 1. amiepedia.nl → Sieske Vliexs
    2. † Sieske Vliexs
  4. https://amiepedia.nl/index.php/Pia_Vliexs
  5. Digital Monument

  6. This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Wolfs,
Jean Martin August
Jean
∗ 1923-06-20
Maaseik
† 1944-09-12
Heer
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Heer - Belgium - Secret Army (B) - The baker Jean Wolfs lived in Maaseik. Son of the miner Jules Leopold Henri Wolfs and Maria Hubertina Kelders. [2] His parents both had the same last name as Jules Wolfs’ parents, probably they were cousins. His name is on the Belgian monument in the garden of Huize Sint Joseph on the Pater Kusterweg, which today belongs to Cadier en Keer (municipality of Margraten) [1][4].

  1. bel-memorial.org: Standbeeld voor 11 Belgische gefusilleerden – Monument pour 11 fusillés belges
  2. https://www.wo2slachtoffers.nl/bio/61551/Wolfs-Jean-Martin-August.htm
  3. http://www.maastrichtsegevelstenen.nl/0.OORLOG/oorlog2c-verzet.htm
  4. Wikipedia NL: Vlaams monument
  5. Digital Monument

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Wolfs,
Jules Leopold August
Jules
∗ 1923-04-29
Maaseik
† 1944-09-12
Heer
This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel. - Heer - Belgium - Secret Army (B) - Jules Wolfs lived in Maaseik. Son of the workman Jean Herman François Wolfs and Juliana Gerardina Kelders. [2] His parents both had the same last name as Jean Wolfs’ parents, probably they were cousins. He was unmarried and a workman. His name is on the Belgian monument in the garden of Huize Sint Joseph on the Pater Kusterweg, which today belongs to Cadier en Keer (municipality of Margraten) [1][4].

  1. bel-memorial.org: Standbeeld voor 11 Belgische gefusilleerden – Monument pour 11 fusillés belges
  2. https://www.wo2slachtoffers.nl/bio/61548/Wolfs-Jules-Leopold-August.htm
  3. http://www.maastrichtsegevelstenen.nl/0.OORLOG/oorlog2c-verzet.htm
  4. Wikipedia NL: Vlaams monument
  5. Digital Monument

  6. This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-