Weert
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Weert

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The vicars P.J. Slots and H.Th.H. Adams set up a functioning organization in Weert to help those in hiding even before they joined the LO of the province. In mid-June 1943, Slots went into hiding in Baarlo. Since then Adams, Hermans and Nies had been in charge. Miss Hermans took care of the distribution of rationing documents, Adams and Nies of the search for host families and the accommodation of those in hiding. [1]
The L.O. district of Weert included the sub-districts of Nederweert, Ospel, Kelpen, Asten & Someren, Stramproy & Tungelroy, as well as Ell, Hunsel, Neeritter, Ittervoort.

On June 21, 1944, the raid of Weert took place, also known as the betrayal of Weert. The district leaders of LO Limburg had gathered for a meeting at the Sint Louis boarding school in Weert. The SiPo of Maastricht had found out about it. Almost the entire leadership of LO Limburg was arrested there.

  1. Dr. F. Cammaert, Het Verborgen Front – Geschiedenis van de georganiseerde illegaliteit in de provincie Limburg tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Doctorale scriptie 1994, Groningen
    6. De Landelijke Organisatie voor hulp aan onderduikers • VIII-IX, pp. 701-702


Liberated: 1944-09-22

See also the raid of Weert

The fallen resistance people in Limburg

Weert – 14 pers.

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 …

wall: right, row 35-02
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
Hermans,
Guus
∗ 1922-06-13
, Weert
† 1944-09-02
KZ Sachsenhausen
- Studenten - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Weert - People in hiding -

Henri Marie Auguste (Guus) Hermans refused to sign the declaration of loyalty which was obligatory for students and therefore had to go to Germany as a forced laborer. But “he was the first in …

wall: right, row 37-02
Kanters,
Arnoldus Henricus
Arnold
∗ 1920-03-02
Weert
† 1944-10-12
Weert
- Weert - BS (Domestic Forces) -

Arnold Kanters received an education at the Nijverheidsschool (vocational school) Weert from 1934 to 1937 [1] as a mechanic [2#2]
After that he was a civil servant of the Rijkswaterstaat (Roads …

wall: right, row 35-03
Kroezen,
Herman
∗ 1919-12-02
Boxmeer
† 1945-05-31
Bergen-Belsen
- Weert -

This person is identical to the Herman L.M. Kroezen, who is mentioned on the left wall as a victim from Horst. See there for further information.
wall: right, row 36-03
Kroezen,
Herman Laurentius Maria
Herman
∗ 1919-12-02
Boxmeer
† 1945-05-31
Bergen-Belsen
- Police - Unorganized resistance - Horst - Weert -

During the German invasion on May 10, 1940, Herman Kroezen was a professional sergeant in the Dutch army. After their return from captivity, a job creation program was set up for these people, …

wall: left, row 23-02
Leuken, van
Wilhelmus Mathijs
Willem
∗ 1919-12-30
Weert
† 1945-04-10
Beesel
- Weert - BS (Domestic Forces) - Dutch Soldiers -

Wilhelmus Mathijs van Leuken was a cutter in a tricotage factory [1] and a member of the N.B.S. (Nederlandse Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten = Dutch Domestic Forces)
Later they were usually …

wall: right, row 35-04
Merkx,
Adrianus Hubertus Josef
broeder Valentinus
∗ 1892-08-13
Hooge en Lage Zwaluwe
† 1945-03-31
Bergen-Belsen
- The clergy - Weert -

On June 21, 1944, a meeting of the leaders of the L.O. Province of Limburg took place at the Boys’ Boarding School of St. Louis (of the Brothers of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, also …

wall: right, row 38-01
Miltenburg,
Hendrikus Cornelis Bernard
Harry
∗ 1911-12-17
Nijmegen
† 1944-08-30
Kamp Vught
- Police - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Weert -

Harry Miltenburg worked at the police administration in Weert with the rank of deputy inspector, also honorary rijksveldwachter (rural police officer). [1]
His …
wall: right, row 38-01
Nies,
Frans Josef Peter
Frans “Peters”
∗ 1913-04-14
Weert
† 1944-09-05
Vught
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ordedienst (O.D.) - Weert -

Frans Nies was a funeral director [1] and carpenter. At the beginning of the occupation he held a leading position in the Jonge Wacht (Young Guard) and was leader of the Katholieke Jonge …
wall: right, row 36-04
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 …

wall: right, row 36-05
Snijders,
Johannes Franciscus
Frans
∗ 1916-09-16
Helden L.
† 1944-09-05
Vught
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Couriers of the Resistance - Police - Weert - Underground Press -

Railroad policeman, courier for Jan Hendrikx (Ambrosius). Distributed illegal newspapers such as De Stem, Je …
wall: right, row 35-05
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 …

wall: right, row 37-02
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 …
wall: right, row 37-03