Simpelveld
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Simpelveld

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The subdistrict of Simpelveld belonged to the LO district of Gulpen and was severely impacted by the strike of Wittem.
On the website of the municipality of Simpelveld you can find all the stories behind the names of the inhabitants who died during the Second World War or as a result of it, collected by Luc Wolters.


Liberated: 1944-09-17

All the fallen resistance people in Limburg

Simpelveld – 6 pers.

Bisschoff,
Sjeng
∗ 1922-08-24
Simpelveld
† 1945-04-23
Buchenwald
- Simpelveld - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. -

Johannes Mathias Willem Bisschoff was arrested on July 21, 1944 by the infiltrator Lambertz, a German soldier, as he was about to drive him to a diving address in Vaals, because Lambertz had said …

wall: right, row 16-02
Coenen,
Jan Hubert
Sjeng
∗ 1915-01-10
Simpelveld
† 1944-09-05
Valkenburg
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - People in hiding - - Simpelveld -

Former subdistrictleader of Simpelveld. Cammaert: After the betrayal of Wittem [1.1], J.H. Coenen from Simpelveld and his comrade W.J. Francotte from Vaals, who had worked …
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
wall: right, row 16-03
Colleije (Colleye),
Josephus Hubertus Theodorus
Jozef
∗ 1921-07-27
Eys (Wittem)
† 1949-01-25
Nijmegen
- Police - Unorganized resistance - Simpelveld - Engelandvaarders -

Information about Jozef Colleije we find mainly at the website of the municipality of Simpelveld:In the late 30’s and early 40’s he was in the ceramic art workshop in Tegelen. …
wall: right, row 17-01
Hamers,
Hub
∗ 1921-04-16
Simpelveld
† 1944-12-29
KZ Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - People in hiding - Studenten - Simpelveld -

Hubert Joseph Dyonisius Hamers was a student at T.H. in Delft (today Delft University of Technology). In May 1943 he was forced to work in Germany. On September 1, he managed to escape again. …

wall: right, row 16-04
Henssen,
Frans J.
∗ 1918-12-11
Simpelveld
† 1944-08-08
Simpelveld
- Knokploegen (K.P.) - Simpelveld -

Frans Henssen was orphaned at an early age. He was a machine fitter, and during the invasion of the German army he served in an anti-aircraft battery. During the war he married Anny Schmetz. …

wall: right, row 17-02
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