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1940-1945. The resistance in the dutch province of Limburg

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Forced Labor

This website is mainly about the resistance in Dutch Limburg. But the story would not be complete if we would not also show other groups. This applies especially to the forced laborers, who often initially had evaded forced labor and were then apprehended. Some also rebelled against the conditions during their forced labor.
The longer the war lasted, the more the distinctions between the forced labor camps, which were still open at first, and the concentration camps became blurred.
More than twenty million people were subjected to forced labor in the German Reich during the Nazi era and in the territories occupied by the Wehrmacht during World War II.
Read also The Economy of the Concentration Camps

The fallen resistance people in Limburg

Forced Labor – 94 pers.

Diepen , van
Gerardus Hendrikus
Henk
∗ 1901-04-21
Grubbenvorst
† 1945-06-21
Lübeck
- People in hiding - Forced Labor - Helden -

Henk van Diepen was an agricultural worker. [1#5]
He lived in Helden [1#3] and was also in hiding there. The SiPo Maastricht …

This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Arts,
Lodewijk Peter Antonius
Louis
∗ 1925-08-13
Venray
† 1944-10-04
Venlo
- Venray - Forced Labor - Unorganized resistance - Dutch Soldiers - Intelligence -

Louis Arts was an apprentice plasterer. He worked as a forced laborer on a farm in Germany and took advantage of that by helping other forced laborers across the nearby border. He did so outside …

wall: right, row 31-02
Asselmans,
Louis
∗ 1915-10-23
Maastricht
† 1944-03-21
Dachau II
- Maastricht - Unorganized resistance - Forced Labor -

From January 31 to February 3, 1941, worked voluntarily for a few days in Bomlitz, Germany. Returned to Maastricht. From February 27 to June 7, 1941, he worked through the regional employment …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Aussems,
Johannes
∗ 1919-11-14
Maastricht
† 1944-08-18
AEL Zöschen, Kr. Merseburg
- Maastricht - Forced Labor - People in hiding -

Johannes Aussems worked in the paper mill in Maastricht. His mother stated that he had to go to Germany (probably in February 1943) for forced labor. Police report after the war: "When her son …


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Baeten,
Jozef
∗ 1915-05-03
Sevenum
† 1945-05-07
Salzgitter-Barum
- Forced Labor - Sevenum -

Jos Baeten was a farmer. He was arrested in Kronenberg in the church raid of October 8, 1944.
The Dienst Identificatie en Berging …
wall: right, row 14-01
Berkhout,
Jacobus Hermanus
Jacob
∗ 1904-08-12
Culemborg
† 1945-08-31
Malchow
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - Aid to Jews - Forced Labor - Heythuysen -

Jacob Berkhout, an electrical engineer, had taken in a Jewish Ms. Prijs and her two children at his home. Someone who knew about it betrayed this in order to get an arrested friend released. …

wall: left, row 22-05
Billekens,
Pieter Hubert
Piet
∗ 1900-04-19
Sevenum
† 1945-02-02
Salzgitter-Drütte
- Forced Labor - Sevenum -

Piet Billekens was a farmer. He was arrested in Kronenberg at the church raid on October 8, 1944.
The Dienst Identificatie en Berging …
wall: right, row 14-02
Boijmans,
Andreas Gerardus Willem
André
∗ 1886-05-12
Rotterdam
† 1945-03-24
AEL Hunswinkel, Kr. Altena
- People in hiding - Forced Labor - Roermond -

The basket maker [1] André Boijmans was one of people in hiding, who were arrested in Roermond after Christmas 1943 and ended up in the Arbeitserziehungslager Hunswinkel, where a …

wall: right, row 05-01
Brouns,
Martinus Hubertus
Martin
∗ 1918-11-13
St. Pieter (M’tricht
† 1945-04-11
Mauthausen
- Geleen - Forced Labor - Unorganized resistance -

Martin Brouns was a bread peddler [1#2] and a miner. On August 19, 1929 he moved with his parents from Maastricht to Geleen. [1#3]
After being dismissed from the …
wall: left, row 09-02
Burgt, van der
Antoon
∗ 1889-08-08
Deurne
† 1945-01-30
Salzgitter-Watenstedt
- Forced Labor - Sevenum -

Tony van der Burgt was a track worker at the Dutch railroad, hence the memorial plaque at Hegelsom station, in the municipality of Horst a/d Maas, in the immediate vicinity of Sevenum.

wall: right, row 15-01
Caris,
Joannes Franciscus Hubertus Aloysius
Frans
∗ 1886-02-17
Weert
† 1945-02-08
Dachau
- Weert - Forced Labor -

Frans Caris was a wine merchant. Short biography by Lilian Caris at verzetsmuseum.org/dachau. [3]
More extensive and thus more informative, see 4en5mei-weert.nl [1]
He and his …

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Caris,
Peter Hubertus
Pierre
∗ 1924-01-10
Haelen
† 1944-03-08
KZ Mittelbau-Dora (Buchenwald)
- Haelen - Forced Labor - Unorganized resistance -

Pierre Caris was a car mechanic.
On April 16, 1943, he was forced to work in Germany by the regional labor office in Roermond. [1]
Later he ended up in concentration camp Dora. His …

wall: left, row 12-03
Ceulen,
Alphonsus Antonius Pieter Hubertus
Alphons
∗ 1923-10-29
Maastricht
† 1945-03-17
AEL Hunswinkel
- Maastricht - Forced Labor - Roermond -

Alfons Ceulen lived in Maastricht until November 24, 1937, then in Roermond. He was a student. An official of the regional employment office recalled after the war that he was deported to …


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Cobben,
Karel Hendrik
Hein
∗ 1925-01-15
Hoensbroek
† 1944-12-25
Neuengamme
- Unorganized resistance - Nuth - Forced Labor -

Hein Cobben was the second son of a family with four children. They lived in Vaesrade, municipality of Nuth.
He was a miner and stocky build. He regularly fought with members …
wall: left, row 40-01
Cobbenhaegen,
Frans Alexander
Frans
∗ 1921-10-18
Valkenburg
† 1944-12-20
Buchenwald
- Forced Labor - Valkenburg - Unorganized resistance -

Frans Cobbenhaegen was a post official in Valkenburg, unmarried, arrested (date unknown) in Cologne for smuggling letters to the Netherlands. He passed through the camps of Amersfoort, …

More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
Coehorst,
Frans Gerard Marie Joseph
Frans, “Van Aken”
∗ 1925-09-22
Venlo
† 1944-11-01
Zwickau
- Couriers of the Resistance - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Forced Labor - Venlo -

The 18-year-old Frans Coehorst was asked by Hendrikx after his graduation from high school to work for him as a courier in the Limburg district and …
wall: right, row 27-04
Conaert,
Hubertus
∗ 1925-01-19
Maastricht
† 1945-02-28
Straflager Köln, AEL?
- Maastricht - Forced Labor -

The birth and death of Hubertus Conaert are documented in the Nederlandsche Staatscourant of September 19, 1950 under number 62921 [1].
According to maastrichtsegevelstenen.nl he died in …


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Dirix,
Hubertus Gerardus
Sjir
∗ 1902-09-06
Heer
† 1945-05-23
Lund, dep. Malmöhus (S)
- Heer - Forced Labor -

Hubertus Gerardus (Sjir) Dirix was an earth worker, unmarried, arrested for desertion, was forced to work in Germany, but fled to Sweden, died May 23, 1945 in Lund from the …
wall: left, row 14-01
Dols,
Jan Willem Hubertus Marie
Willy
∗ 1911-03-21
Sittard
† 1944-11-05
Kdo HU-Schwesing, Neuengamme
- Forced Labor - Sittard -

Willy Dols was a teacher of Dutch and a gifted linguist, who made an accurate study of the Sittard diphthong [5]. He spent part of the school vacations in 1944 with his sister in …

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Driessen,
Martin Hubertus
Martin
∗ 1922-10-01
Blerick
† 1945-01-22
KZ Neuengamme, Bergedorf
- Forced Labor - People in hiding - Venlo -

Photo: vriendenkringneuengamme.nl [7] →According to his death certificate [1], Martin Driessen was a machine fitter. But according to the records from Amersfoort (Police …
Eijk, van
Peter Johannes
Peter
∗ 1925-08-02
Asten
† 1945-02-20
Neuengamme
- People in hiding - Forced Labor - Weert -

Peter van Eijk was born in Asten in the province of North Brabant, 25 km north of Weert in Limburg. [1][2#3]
When he was two years old, he moved to Weert with his parents. [2#2]
He …

wall: right, row 36-01
Erdkamp,
Gerhardus Antonius
Gerrit
∗ 1915-12-29
Elst
† 1945-04-01
Neuengamme, Kdo Beendorf
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Forced Labor - Limburg + - Elst -

The farmer Gerrit Erdkamp was arrested on October 22, 1943, on suspicion of aiding Allied airmen. [1]
He was one of the pioneers of the LO-Elst [2] and belonged to a group composed …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Eurelings ,
Martin Noël
Martin
∗ 1912-12-25
Schimmert
† 1945-03-17
Diez an der Lahn
- The clergy - Forced Labor - Initial resistance -

After his priestly studies in Roermond, Martin Eurelings became parish vicar (assistant parish priest) in Nevers (F) [1].
There he was arrested on January 19, 1942. [2]

Francotte,
Wilhelm Joseph
Joep
∗ 1920-12-29
Vaals
† 1944-09-05
Valkenburg
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - People in hiding - Forced Labor - Vaals - Underground Press - -

Joep Francotte was a roofer/plumber from Vaals. His family website: He refused to work in Germany and was sentenced to months of forced labor in a camp for …
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
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Franssen,
Joseph Ludovicus
Josef
∗ 1905-10-17
Maastricht
† 1944-05-07
Bergen-Belsen
- Maastricht - Forced Labor -

The rebar worker Josef Franssen lived in Maastricht. On February 25, 1943, he was forced to go to work at an unknown location in Germany. [1#2]
Nothing has yet been found in the archives …


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Franssen,
Lodewijk
∗ 1898-01-02
Sevenum
† 1944-11-22
Salzgitter-Watenstedt
- Forced Labor - Sevenum -

Lodewijk Franssen was a shopkeeper. On Sunday, October 18, 1944, a so-called church raid took also place in Kronenberg and Sevenum: all men in the …
wall: right, row 13-05
Geenen, van
Arnold
∗ 1916-11-03
Heerlen
† 1945-05-03
Lübecker Bucht
- Nuth - Unorganized resistance - Forced Labor -

Photo: vriendenkringneuengamme.nl. [1]Arnold van Geenen lived in Vaesrade, municipality of Nuth.
He was miner No. 2999 in the State Mine Emma. …
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Gestel, van
Johan Martin
Jo
∗ 1924-01-25
Venray
† 1945-03-13
München
- People in hiding - Forced Labor - Venray -

Jo van Gestel was a blacksmith [1#2] and a machine fitter. [1#4]
In the summer of 1944, the
wall: right, row 31-03
Geurts,
Willem Hubert
Wiel
∗ 1912-04-18
Sittard
† 1945-04-12
Berga/Elster
- People in hiding - Forced Labor - Sittard -

Wiel Geurts was arrested in Sittard on July 20, 1944 for evading employment in Germany. [1]
It does not seem to be entirely clear, where and when Wiel died. We …
wall: middel, row 22
Gulikers,
Louis Joseph
∗ 1924-05-12
Maastricht
† 1944-05-11
Bitterfeld (Buchenwald)
- Maastricht - Forced Labor -

Louis Gulikers was a ceramic worker by profession. [1] Of the five war victims with this profession listed by the Oorlogsgravenstichting (War Graves Institution), four are from Maastricht …


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Hamers,
Anna Maria Josepha
zuster Emaria
∗ 1921-03-10
Bocholtz
† 1945-12-29
Kerkrade
- The clergy - Forced Labor - Bocholtz -

Anna Maria Josepha Hamers was the eldest daughter of the Hamers-Claessens family in Bocholtz.
As Sister Emaria, she had joined the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy …

This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Hamers,
Hubert Joseph Dyonisius
Huub
∗ 1921-04-16
Simpelveld
† 1944-12-29
KZ Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg
- Studenten - Forced Labor - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - People in hiding - Underground Press - Simpelveld -

Huub Hamers from Simpelveld was the eldest son of the child-rich entrepreneurial family Hamers-Beckers, who ran a wholesale trade in colonial goods with a warehouse in the …
wall: right, row 16-04
Hamers,
Jakob
∗ 1924-04-07
Breinig (D)
† 1946-08-09
Vaals
- Unorganized resistance - Forced Labor - Bocholtz -

Jakob Hamers was born in Breinig near Aachen (Germany) as a son in the Hamers-Claessens family. He was a miner. Because coal mining was important to the occupying forces, the miners were mostly …


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Hees, van
Johannes Hubertus Augustinus
Jan?
∗ 1922-04-24
Meerssen
† 1944-12-24
Hamburg
- Meerssen - Forced Labor -

Some information about Jan van Hees can be found at meerssen.nl, but that is little. [1]
They wonder, whether he was called Johannes, Hans or Jan. We could choose Jan, because that is the …

wall: left, row 37-05
Heltzel,
Theodoor
Thei
∗ 1904-03-03
Beegden
† 1944-11-15
Herkenbosch
- Forced Labor - Beegden -

Thei Heltzel was a farmer. On Sunday October 8, 1944, he fell victim to one of the church raids that took place on that day throughout the area in …
wall: middel, row 01-02
Heuschen,
Harry
∗ 1922-06-21
Vaals
† 1945-04-26
Bad Dürrheim Kr. Villingen
- Forced Labor - Dutch Soldiers - Aid to Jews - Vaals -

Hendrik Eduard Joseph Marie Heuschen was a trade correspondent. From his short biographynbsp;[1]: Among other things, he helped among others Jewish people in hiding. Arrested on …
wall: right, row 26-01
Heynen,
Pierre
∗ 1918-02-01
Amby
† 1943-11-09
AEL Mülheim
- Maastricht - Forced Labor - Unorganized resistance -

Pierre Heynen (often spelled Heijnen) was an aircraft builder. He worked at the Hague aircraft factory Pander & Sons. Its owner Henk Pander was an enthusiastic member of the NSB [1] and built …


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Hilten, van
Antoon Gerrit Guillaume
Tom
∗ 1923-11-09
Geleen
† 1945-02-24
Neuengamme
- Geleen - Forced Labor - Studenten - Unorganized resistance -

Tom van Hilten was a student [1#1] and an office worker. [1#3]
He had evaded mandatory labor service in Germany, but was picked up in a raid in 1942 or 1943 and taken …
wall: left, row 10-01
Hoeben ,
Wilhelmus Hub.
∗ 1902-02-16
Nederweert
† 1945-02-06
Kdo. Meppen-Versen (Neuengamme
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Limburg + - Forced Labor -

He was a member of the LO in Someren and was “arrested on June 16, 1944 in roundup of Allied airmen.” [1]
On the website Brabantse …

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Hoeymakers /Hoeijmakers,
Hendrik Hubert
Hendrik
∗ 1885-02-18
Sevenum
† 1945-03-11
Salzgitter-Reppner
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Sevenum - Forced Labor -

Hendrik Hoeymakers was a farmer and married to Maria Catharina Jakobs, born on September 7, 1886. [1#2]
His surname is spelled Hoeymakers by relatives and acquaintances, but many …

wall: right, row 15-02
Hokke,
Hendricus Fredericus Jan
∗ 1921-05-13
Heerlen
† 1945-01-04
Neuengamme
- Maastricht - Forced Labor - Unorganized resistance -

Hendricus Hokke was a carpenter and or joiner. Around March 1943 he was forced to go to work in Germany. [1#3]
After that, he does not seem to have returned from leave and/or gone into …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
Houben,
Jacob Guillaume
Jacques
∗ 1922-03-01
Born
† 1945-05-03
Neuengamme ?
- Raad van Verzet (RVV) - People in hiding - Forced Labor - Geleen -

The miner Jacques Houben from Born probably worked in the nearby Staatsmijn Maurits in Geleen. In his file at the OGS he is listed as a tailor. [1#2]
It was/is not unusual for people to …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Hout, van
Johannes Franciscus
Jan
∗ 1908-10-17
Valkenburg
† 1945-02-22
KZ Neuengamme
- Initial resistance - Forced Labor - Valkenburg -

Jan van Hout was a professional cyclist from 1932 to 1940. When he was eight years old, he moved to Eindhoven with his parents. In 1932 he set a new Dutch hour record (42.282) in Tilburg and on …

More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
Hüskens,
Jacob Heinrich
Jacob
∗ 1906-08-06
Rheindahlen
† 1944-11-04
KZ Solingen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Haelen - Forced Labor -

Born in Rheindahlen near Mönchen-Gladbach (Germany). He was a motorist and member of the LO in Horn. [1][2]
Horn was initially independent and belonged to Haelen from 1991-2007. Now …


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Janssens,
Everhardus Lippe Jelle
Evert
∗ 1916-10-09
Heerlen
† 1943-05-29
Siegburg (D)
- Geleen - Unorganized resistance - Forced Labor -

Evert Janssens was an office worker at State Mine Maurits in Geleen and lived at Annastraat 8. [1#3]. He had moved from Schaesberg to Geleen on August 30, 1941. Only on January 29, 1943 he …

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Jongen,
Hubert
Huub
∗ 1910-10-22
Nieuwenhagen
† 1943-03-25
Bremen
- Underground Press - Ubach over Worms - Communists & Sympathizers - Forced Labor -

The miner Huub Jongen lived in Waubach (municipality of Ubach over Worms) and was a distributor of De vonk (The Spark) [1]
He was arrested on May 31, 1942. [2]
He was in the …
wall: right, row 24-04
Jutjens,
Willem /Wim
Stoffels
∗ 1903-12-11
Den Helder
† 1945-03-25
Düsseldorf
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Local contacts - Roermond - Forced Labor -

He was one of the “duikhoofden” (contact persons for those in hiding to the LO) in Roermond. [1]
The German death certificate states that Willem Jutjens died in …
wall: right, row 08-01
Kasdorp,
Wim Johan
Wim
∗ 1905-05-19
Amsterdam
† 1945-04-09
AEL Hunswinkel (D)
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Aid to Jews - People in hiding - Forced Labor - Roermond -

Wim Kasdorp was a seller of electrotechnical articles in the Electro Groothandel Kasdorp, Roermond. [1]
He supported people in hiding, e.g. jewish children [2]
His son wrote: …
wall: right, row 08-02
Knops,
Mathias Jacob
Jacques
∗ 1918-08-30
Simpelveld
† 1945-03-17
Bergen-Belsen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Simpelveld - Forced Labor -

Jacques Knops was a civil servant at the Rijkskolenbureau. [1]
When he was forced to go to work in Villingen in southern Germany in 1943, he managed to have himself …
wall: right, row 16-05
Konings,
Godefriedus Henricus
Frits
∗ 1919-06-21
Posterholt
† 1943-01-13
KZ Sachsenhausen
- Forced Labor - Unorganized resistance - Posterholt -

Frits Konings lived in Posterholt and was a miner. [1]
The Identification and Recovery Service (Dienst Identificatie en Berging) writes about him: Forced labor in the …
wall: right, row 03-03
Kortrijk,
Eelco Wigerius Maria
Eelco
∗ 1910-10-07
Leeuwarden
† 1945-02-06
Neuengamme
- Forced Labor - People in hiding - Unorganized resistance - Maastricht -

The photo to the right can be found on monument.vriendenkringneuengamme.nl/ [1], on forum.mestreechonline.nl [2] and on …
wall: left, row 33-02
Krans,
Kornelis
Kees
∗ 1887-03-30
Hoogezand
† 1944-03-02
Helmond
- Initial resistance - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Aid to Jews - Forced Labor - Helden - -

Kees Krans and his wife bought in 1938 the Bovensbos farm in Helden. [1]
At the beginning of the war, they housed a Jewish family in an underground hiding place just a stone’s throw …

wall: left, row 20-05
Kuypers,
Johannes Wilhelmus
Jan
∗ 1924-07-08
Heerlerheide
† 1945-01-26
Hauptlager Neuengamme
- People in hiding - Forced Labor - Heerlen -

Kuypers or Kuijpers? The population department of his hometown Heerlen writes on November 29, 1051: Kuypers. [1#4]
So that’s how his name appears on the wall of the resistance …
wall: left, row 17-02
Leclou,
Paul Leon Willem Antoon
Paul
∗ 1921-02-28
Voerendaal
† 1945-04-29
Dora-Mittelbau (Nordhausen)
- Initial resistance - Group Smit - Voerendaal - Underground Press - Forced Labor -

Paul Leclou attended the MTS (Secondary Technical School).
Cammaert writes about the situation in Voerendaal in 1940:
Former soldiers like Th.G.H. Treuen, L.A. Vlemmings, C. …
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Lemmens,
Johannes Antonius Mathias
Jan
∗ 1912-04-28
Limmel
† 1945-03-25
Nordhausen
- Maastricht - Belgium - The clergy - Forced Labor - Secret Army (B) -

Photo: The Hagiography Circle [1] →Jan Lemmens was born in Limmel [2.1], a village then belonging to the municipality of Meerssen and today to Maastricht.
He was a …

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Lenis,
Willem
∗ 1923-12-14
Leeuwarden
† 1944-09-15
Schwarmstedt
- Forced Labor - Helden -

Willem Lenis was a tailor and one of the victims of the big raid of Wednesday 17 May 1944 in Helden, his last residence.
The …

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Loogman,
Jan
∗ 1922-03-12
Venray
† 1944-01-28
AEL Großbeeren, Kr. Teltow
- Studenten - Aid to Jews - Forced Labor - Venray -

The father of Johannes Adrianus Loogman was one of the 460 Dutch personalities held hostage by the Germans in Sint Michielsgestel at the beginning of the occupation. Jan went to study in Amsterdam …

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Martens,
Antonius Hubertus
Antoon
∗ 1899-10-24
Venray
† 1945-01-23
Hüls, Kr. Kempen-Krefeld
- People in hiding - Forced Labor - Venray -

The carpenter Antoon Martens was arrested a few days before the liberation of Leunen (Venray municipality) with 39 other men and deported to Germany as a slave.
He was deported …
wall: right, row 32-01
Meulensteen,
Hendrik A.C.
∗ 1886-03-28
Dinther
† 1943-02-05
Neuengamme
- Initial resistance - Groep Dresen - Intelligence - Forced Labor - Maastricht -

Hendrik Meulensteen was a shipping agent. His sons and a daughter sailed on barges. He and his wife ran her parents’ boatmen’s pub at Franschensingel. The regulars’ table or the back room …

wall: left, row 34-02
Mil, van
Wilhelmus Hubertus
Willy
∗ 1925-06-18
Schaesberg
† 1945-03-01
AEL Zöschen b. Leuna
- Forced Labor - Schaesberg -

Willy van Mil was a miner underground. [1#4]
The mayor of Schaesberg wrote to the Dienst Identificatie en Berging (Identification and Recovery Service) on June 28, 1948:

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Moonen,
Leonardus Jozef Gerardus
Leo
∗ 1925-11-05
Nuth
† 1944-11-25
Neuengamme
- People in hiding - Forced Labor - Nuth -

Leo Moonen was active in the Catholic youth work as Prefect van de Jongenscongregatie (Prefect of the Congregation of Boys). Arrested for staing away from forced labor. [1]
He was in …
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Mooren,
Antonius Lodewijk Joseph
Toon
∗ 1923-03-19
Vierlingsbeek
† 1945-03-05
Mauthausen
- Ambtenaren - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - People in hiding - Forced Labor - Limburg + -

A detailed story about Toon Mooren on brabantsegesneuvelden.nl/ [1.1] with the source: “Pap, wat zijn dat voor doden?” [1.2]
Toon worked at the tax office in …


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Nelissen,
Gerard
∗ 1925-06-16
Oirlo
† 1944-11-19
Dülken (D)
- Forced Labor - Venray -

Gerardus Hendrikus Hubertus Nelissen was a factory worker from Oirlo. On Friday, November 17, 1944, a large raid for slave labor in Germany took place in several villages in the Venray area, …

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Nijst,
Charles Joseph
∗ 1916-03-05
Kerkrade
† 1944-01-18
AEL Groß-Beeren, Kreis Teltow
- Studenten - Forced Labor - Initial resistance - Valkenburg - Underground Press -

Charles Nijst was a student at the Katholieke Economische Hogeschool (Catholic College of Economics) in Tilburg. [1]
The no longer existing weekly newspaper Het Land van …
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Oudenhoven,
Henricus Antonius
Henny /Hendrik
∗ 1924-02-11
Venray
† 1945-05-03
Duitsland
- Studenten - People in hiding - Forced Labor - Venray - Limburg + -

Henny Oudenhoven was a student, but the source does not say where. [1]
On March 13, 1943 loyalty was introduced. Henny was 19 years old at the time. He had apparently refused to sign, …

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Pérée,
Theo
∗ 1913-10-13
Maastricht
† 1945-01-04
Neuengamme
- Maastricht - Forced Labor - Unorganized resistance -

In the genealogy Henket Henquet [1] we read:
Theo Pérée from Maastricht was afactory worker/ laborer in a noodle factory and domiciled Achter de Molens 6 in Maastricht. …

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Plas,
Wilhelminus Jan
Willem
∗ 1924-05-25
Arnhem
† 1945-02-15
Oranienburg, Sachsenhausen
- Forced Labor - Unorganized resistance - People in hiding - Maasniel -

There seems to have been uncertainty as to whether Willem Plas was officially called Wilhelmus or Wilhelminus. [1#4]
In the following quotation we find a third variant, but above all …

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Putman,
Willem Joseph Alouis
Willy
∗ 1922-01-10
Maastricht
† 1945-04-03
Kdo. Meppen-Versen (Neuengamme
- Forced Labor - Unorganized resistance - People in hiding - Maastricht -

Willy Putman was a cook. He was arrested on August 20, 1944 and transferred from here to Amersfoort and from there to Germany because he refused to work for the Germans.
He had …
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Quicken,
Joannes Henricus Jacobus
Jan
∗ 1923-05-11
Roermond
† 1945-01-21
Neuwied
- Forced Labor - Venray -

The parents of Jan Quicken moved with their three children from Roermond to Venray (Paterslaan 5, later 8) in 1935. His father was co-director of the Landbouwbank (Agricultural Bank). There Jan …

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Raafs,
Theodorus Hermanus
Theo
∗ 1924-07-24
Boekel
† 1943-08-23
Büderich
- People in hiding - Forced Labor - Weert -

Theo Raafs was a gardener in Weert. He initially ignored a call for forced labor in Germany and went into hiding. After a personal visit by a policeman to his mother, he reported to the …

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Rietjens,
Jan Louis
Jan
∗ 1922-02-16
Roermond
† 1945-03-22
AEL Hunswinkel, Kr. Altena
- People in hiding - Forced Labor - Roermond -

Jan Rietjens lived in Roermond from his birth until September 10, 1940. After that he lived in Heerlen until January 21, 1944. Subsequently in Roermond again. Heerlen was already liberated at …

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Roodbeen,
Pieter Jan
Peter /Piet
∗ 1887-12-31
Sevenum
† 1945-02-18
Salzgitter-Watenstedt
- Forced Labor - Sevenum -

Piet Roodbeen was a farmer. He was arrested in Kronenberg in the church raid of October 8, 1944. [1]
The Dienst Identificatie en Berging …
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Rutten,
Eduardus Servatius Valentinus Maria
Eduard
∗ 1923-08-12
Maastricht
† 1945-04-23
Flossenbürg,
- Maastricht - Forced Labor - Studenten - People in hiding -

Picture: Wikimedia →→→Three of Eduard Rutten’s …

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Schepers,
Henri Hubert
Harry, “De Wit”
∗ 1914-12-21
Elsloo
† 1944-08-18
Meerssen
- Forced Labor - White Brigade (Belgium) - Belgium - Elsloo - Meerssen -

A detailed biographical description of Harry Schepers can be found on stolpersteine.app [1].
There we read the following about the tailor and goalkeeper of the first team of the Marsana …

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Schepers,
Johannes Wilhelmus
Wim
∗ 1919-12-11
Stein
† 1945-03-25
Bremen-Farge
- April-Mei-stakingen, 1943 - Forced Labor - Stein -

Wim Schepers was a miner and participated in the 1943 mine strike, which was part of the April-May strikes. He was unmarried and lived with his parents. On kleinemonumentenstein.nl [1] there is …


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Schreur /Schreurs,
Joseph Petrus Adrianus
Joseph
∗ 1911-11-06
Rotterdam
† 1944-10-31
Klingelpütz Köln
- Roermond - Unorganized resistance - People in hiding - Forced Labor -

On the wall of the Limburg Resistance Monument there is a Joseph Schreurs listed for Roermond. No person with that name can be found among the Roermond war victims, but the furniture maker and …

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Schreurs,
Johannes Mathias
Mathieu
∗ 1919-12-07
Stein
† 1945-05-05
Neuengamme
- People in hiding - Forced Labor - Sittard -

The widow of the factory worker Mathieu Schreurs filled in an OGS form after the war (file in the archives of the Oorlogsgravenstichting in the National Archives [1]) in which she stated that …

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Slangen,
Jan Willem
Sjeng
∗ 1922-01-10
Maastricht
† 1945-03-22
Bergen-Belsen
- Forced Labor - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - People in hiding - Maastricht -

Sjeng was a storekeeper at N.V. Kristalunie in Maastricht.
Starting in May 1943, all men between the ages of 18 and 35 had to report for work in Germany. This included Sjeng, …
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Sluijmers,
Leendert L.
∗ 1922-01-03
Heerlen
† 1945-03-03
Hamburg-Neuengamme
- People in hiding - Forced Labor - Heerlen -

Leendert Sluijmers was a car mechanic [1#3][1#8] and car welder [1#5]. He was arrested on July 25, 1944 for shirking forced labor (euphemistically called Arbeitseinsatz, labor …
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Terwisscha van Scheltinga,
Jacques
Jaco
∗ 1922-07-08
Schiedam
† 1945-04-11
Celle
- Weert - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - People in hiding - Forced Labor -

Jacques Johan Cornelis Terwisscha van Scheltinga worked as a salesman in a clothing store in Dokkum, was to be deported to Germany for forced labor, but escaped at the train station in Leeuwarden …

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Tielen,
Gerard Herman Maria
Gerard
∗ 1922-08-23
Sevenum
† 1945-05-06
Dachau
- Forced Labor - Sevenum -

Gerard Tielen’s file at the OGS contains a form filled out by his father. In it, he states his son’s profession as: Agricultural machinery manufacturer. When asked the reason …
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Timmermans,
Mathias Hendrikus
Mathieu
∗ 1921-05-05
Weert
† 1944-11-23
Kdo HU-Schwesing, Neuengamme
- Weert - Forced Labor -

Mathieu Timmermans was a truck driver. [1#2]
What he was arrested for is not clear from what his father P.H. Timmermans wrote about him:
August 24, 1944 arrested, taken …
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Ubachs,
Jan
∗ 1920-09-07
Maastricht
† 1945-02-10
Mauthausen Gusen
- Maastricht - Forced Labor -

Jan Ubachs from Maastricht was sent to work in Germany on Oct. 8. [1]
So far we have no data on it, whether he resisted or how it went on after his deportation, only that he died in Gusen. …


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Ummels,
Mathias Hubertus
Mathieu
∗ 1907-07-17
Geulle
† 1945-05-06
Sandbostel /Neuengamme
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Forced Labor - Maastricht -

Mathieu Ummels was one year older than his brother Giel Ummels and he was a butcher too. [1#15]
He was arrested on May 10, 1944, as a result …
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Ummels,
Petrus
∗ 1917-02-25
Maastricht
† 1944-06-16
Berlin-Spandau
- Maastricht - Forced Labor -

Petrus Ummels of Maastricht was an underground worker [1#2] in the Maurits State Mine and, according to the director of the Maastricht Regional Labor Office, had to go to Germany on March …


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Veenstra,
Jacob Halbe
Jacob
∗ 1919-12-23
Amsterdam
† 1944-02-09
Helgoland
- Maastricht - Forced Labor -

The parents of concrete worker Jacob Veenstra were from Leeuwarden. He himself was married to Helena Schobbe, born in Maastricht [1#2] and lived there with her. Jacob had already (probably …

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Veerman,
Christiaan Jac.
Lou
∗ 1887-07-27
Kesteren
† 1945-01-17
Siegburg (D)
- Underground Press - Geleen - Ordedienst (O.D.) - Forced Labor - -

Former soldier and after his demobilization overseer in the state mine Maurits in Geleen. He was in contact with the OD group in Heerlen and Charles …
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Verdijk,
Marius Petrus Joannes
Marius
∗ 1907-11-15
Beugen
† 1945-05-21
Malchow, Kr. Waren
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Limburg + - Forced Labor -

Marius Verdijk was a member of the LO-Vierlingsbeek. Civil servant at the municipal office. Arrested on June 28, 1944 during a search on instruction of the NSB mayor (Het …

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Verhoeven,
Hubertus
∗ 1919-08-25
Maastricht
† 1945-04-21
Dachau
- Maastricht - Forced Labor - Unorganized resistance -

Huub Verhoeven lived in Maastricht. He was forced to work in Germany, probably in March 1942. [1].
Investigations by the Red Cross revealed that he “must have resisted” there. In …


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Visschers,
Hubert Joseph
Hub /Huub
∗ 1922-04-23
Elsloo
† 1944-10-20
AEL Köln
- Unorganized resistance - Forced Labor - Stein -

Hub Visschers moved with his parents from Elsloo to Steskensstraat 42 in Stein on May 14, 1929. He was unmarried during the occupation and therefore lived with his parents. He worked in Geleen as …

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Vrancken,
Peter Josephus
Jos
∗ 1913-01-18
Stramproy
† 1944-11-26
Neuengamme-Engerhafe
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Forced Labor - Stramproy -

Photo: Jos Vrancken [1]Peter Josef Vrancken was called Jos or Sjef in Stramproy. Cammaert calls him P.Vrancken below. The L.O. group of Stramproy was …
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Wauthlé,
Joseph Marie Hubertus
Jozef
∗ 1923-07-15
Mechelen (L)
† 1944-11-27
Brandenburg
- Engelandvaarders - Forced Labor - Unorganized resistance - Wittem -

Jozef Wauthlé was a lathe operator. He is friends with Sjeu Wetzels from Schweiberg. They decide to go to England together in order to liberate the fatherland from there. They …
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Witvoet,
Marinus
∗ 1922-12-13
Emmen
† 1944-10-28
Venlo
- Communists & Sympathizers - Underground Press - Forced Labor - Geleen -

Marinus Witvoet was a miner from Lutterade, gemeente Geleen, who worked for the communist party newspaper De Waarheid. Arrested in Geleen on March 24, 1944. [1]
He was imprisoned in …


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Zanders,
Johan(n)
∗ 1898-05-20
Kevelaer
† 1945-04-29
Siegburg
- Communists & Sympathizers - Forced Labor - Heerlen -

Johan Zanders is listed in the index of the CPN Limburg. [1]
His card states the following:
He was allegedly arrested on August 24, 1934. This is obviously a spelling mistake and …

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