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Valkenburg



Inscription in the “Fluwelen Grot”

Valkenburg was not liberated in one day because the advance of the US troops on the Geul brook came to a halt for a few days. As a result, between 14 and 17 September 1944, the front went along the Geul through Valkenburg. It was almost entirely evacuated during these liberation days. When elsewhere people went into a bunker or the basement, in Valkenburg they used of course the lime caves, those labyrinths in the soft limestone, which had been created over the centuries from the extraction of lime stones. These caves were in the liberated, southern part of Valkenburg.
In many places in the caves we find inscriptions like this one, scratched or with made charcoal, with the names of the people who have sheltered at this place.

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Valkenburg-Houthem

From 1940 to 1981 existed the municipality of Valkenburg-Houthem. Valkenburg was its largest town. The municipality of Valkenburg a/d Geul of today is even bigger. When we speak of Valkenburg here, we mean either this municipality, or, after 1943, the Valkenburg sub-district of the L.O., the organization for the aid to people in hiding. This sub-district was part of the was part of the L.O. district of Heerlen.
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Memorial stone for the resistance people Coenen and Francotte


Citizens of Valkenburg, who died for our freedom


Memorial stone Jewish victims from Valkenburg


The strategic importance of the Geul in 1944


Murderous artillery duel in Valkenburg


American army vehicles


Front of the book “Valkenburg 2019 - 75 years liberated”

On the Cauberg in Valkenburg stands the Resistance Memorial of the Province of Limburg near the spot where on September 5, 1944, shortly before the liberation of South Limburg, the men of the Knokploeg (fighting group) South Limburg Sjeng Coenen and Joep Francotte were shot. In the chapel of this memorial, the names of the fallen resistance fighters are written on three walls. There are also people among them who died of the aftermath after their liberation from the camp.
The municipality of Meerssen also includes Ulestraten and thus the hamlet of Waterval with the farm Wijngaardshof. The farmer there, Jan Frans Antoon Horsmans, was a member of the Knokploeg Zuid-Limburg (South Limburg Command Group), whose headquarters were located on his farm. Until suddenly, on Mad Tuesday (September 5, 1944), news came that retiring German soldiers were to be quartered there. Sjeng Coenen and Joep Francotte, who had just successfully participated in the liberation of 80 prisoners in Maastricht, had to hurry to hide some stolen German vehicles in the forest. When they returned to the farm, they attracted attention and were arrested. This was the beginning of a ordeal through the hotels in Valkenburg where the officers were housed. Finally they were shot on the Cauberg in Valkenburg.
See for more info: Two Resistance Men Shot on the Cauberg
See also the list of persons, who have played a role during the war in the subdistrict of Valkenburg.

All the fallen resistance people in Limburg

Valkenburg – 116 pers.

Abraham,
Grete (Margaretha)
∗ 1900-11-09
Altenkirchen (D)
† 1942-08-31
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
- Valkenburg - -

41 years old. Widow of Arthur Cohen, ∗ 04-04-1892, …
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Antwerpen,
Ben
∗ 1924-04-30
Bergen
† 1944-02-12
Christinowka
- Valkenburg - German Front Soldiers -

Photo: Hitlers laatste hoop in bange dagen Elf Valkenburgers worden soldaat in het Duitse leger [1.1]Ben Antwerpen, who lived on the Cauberg, was one of the young men from …
Baum,
Johanna
∗ 1896-05-20
Bauchem (D)
† 1942-09-07
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
- Valkenburg - -

⚭ Ferdinand Gottschalk, Neerhem 45, Valkenburg. 46 years old.Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], …
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Begore,
Quentin K.
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-09-16
Valkenburg
- Old Hickory - Valkenburg -

Quentin Begore was one of the six soldiers of the Old Hickory Division who were killed in action during the liberation of Valkenburg and its surroundings.
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Benedik,
Josef
∗ 1876-01-24
Schimmert
† 1943-05-14
Sobibor
- Valkenburg - -

Bertha Heijser, 67 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], Wikipedia [2]
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Benedik,
Liza
∗ 1877-12-05
Schimmert
† 1943-05-14
Sobibor
- Valkenburg - -

65 years old. Cohabiting sister(-in-law) of Bertha and Josef Benedik-HeijserSource: …
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Benedik,
Robert
∗ 1907-05-08
Schimmert
† 1943-01-15
Spytkowice
- Valkenburg - -

35 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], Wikipedia [2]
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Benedik,
Rudolf
∗ 1911-08-03
Valkenburg
† 1942-12-31
Spytkowice
- Valkenburg - -


Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], Wikipedia [2]
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Benedik,
Walter
∗ 1920-07-14
Valkenburg
† 1943-07-02
Sobibor
- Valkenburg - -

22 years old. Son of Bertha and Josef Benedik-HeijserSource: Stichting Struikelstenen …
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Brands,
Lambert
∗ 1900-07-20
Hoelbeek (B)
† 1956-01-27
Houthem-St-Gerlach
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Valkenburg - Survivors -

The above birth and death dates of Lambert Brands are from the only In Memoriam card of a Lambert Brands in the collection of rijckheyt.nl. But is it really the same person? [1] -  …

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Breuer,
Hubertus Leonardus
Lei /Leo
∗ 1925-09-27
Broekhem
† 1945-02-15
Kryniczno (PL)
- Valkenburg - German Front Soldiers -

Photo from Mijn oorlog en bevrijding (My War and Liberation) p.34. [1]Leo was one of the Valkenburgers who either had German citizenship or were stateless and therefore had …
Buckler,
Cleaver
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-09-17
Valkenburg
- Old Hickory - Valkenburg -

Cleaver Buckler was one of the six soldiers of the Old Hickory Division who were killed in action during the liberation of Valkenburg and its surroundings.
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Cahn,
Albert
∗ 1921-02-26
Valkenburg
† 1943-08-12
Neukich
- Valkenburg - -

22 years old. Son of Daniel Cahn and Elise Cahn-Cahn.Source: Stichting Struikelstenen …
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Cahn,
Bertha
∗ 1918-03-18
† 1942-11-19
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
- Valkenburg - -

24 years old. Daughter of van Daniel Cahn and Elise Cahn-Cahn.Source: Stichting Struikelstenen …
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Cahn,
Daniel
∗ 1875-02-17
Valkenburg
† 1943-05-14
Sobibor
- Valkenburg - -

⚭ Elise Cahn-Cahn, 68 years old.Children: Georges,
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Cahn,
Elise
∗ 1887-04-24
Lechenich
† 1943-05-14
Sobibor
- Valkenburg - -

⚭ Daniel Cahn, 56 years old.Children: Georges,
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Cahn,
Georges
∗ 1915-06-20
Valkenburg
† 1944-03-31
Midden-Europa
- Valkenburg - -

28 years old. Son of Daniel Cahn and Elise Cahn-CahnSource: Stichting Struikelstenen …
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Cahn,
Karel
∗ 1881-08-04
Valkenburg
† 1943-05-14
Sobibor
- Valkenburg - -

51 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], Wikipedia [2]
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Cahn,
Louis
∗ 1878-08-30
† 1943-05-14
Sobibor
- Valkenburg - -

64 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], Wikipedia [2]
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Cahn,
Rosa
∗ 1879-10-16
Valkenburg
† 1944-09-06
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
- Valkenburg - -

Widow of S. Jacobs. 64 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], Wikipedia [2]
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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, …

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Cohen,
Frits
∗ 1929-06-10
Dinslaken
† 1942-08-31
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
- Valkenburg - -

12 years old. Berkelstraat 15, Valkenburg
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], Wikipedia [2]
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Cohen,
Rosel
∗ 1925-07-20
Dinslaken
† 1942-08-31
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
- Valkenburg - -

17 years old. Berkelstraat 15, Valkenburg.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], Wikipedia [2]
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Cok,
Herman
∗ 1936-06-09
† 0000-00-00
- Valkenburg - People in hiding - - Survivors -

Brought into hiding in Bunde, together with his brother Robby (Moos) Cok, later in Amsterdam. Rescued in the Tienschuurstraat by Käthe Flachs from …
Cok,
Moos
Robby
∗ 1937-11-13
† 0000-00-00
- Valkenburg - People in hiding - - Survivors -

He and his brother Herman Cok were brought into hiding in Bunde, later in Amsterdam. Saved in the Tienschuurstraat by
Cok-De Wilde,
Eva
∗ 1916-03-11
Leeuwarden
† 1942-09-10
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
- Valkenburg - -

Married to musician Machiel Cok from Amsterdam. She sang as Amy Cok in the dance palace Pavillon in Valkenburg.Source:
Corbey,
George
∗ 1924-10-19
Valkenburg
† 1988-11-21
- Knokploegen (K.P.) - Valkenburg - Survivors -

He was the third member of the KP (fight team) Valkenburg. The KPs in South Limburg were later merged, headquarters in Ulestraten. Even Sittard cooperated, although they did not participate in …

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Cremers,
Annie
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Ambtenaren - Valkenburg - Survivors - Women in the resistance - Women in the resistance -

She forged documents, etc. in the Valkenburg municipal office to help people in hiding. But in which office?
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Cremers,
Hein
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ambtenaren - Valkenburg - Survivors -

At the end of the war, the municipal officials Hein Cremers and especially Guus Laeven ensured that the entire register of the registry office of …
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Cremers,
Wielke
∗ 1910-07-12
Heerlen
† 1950-08-20
Valkenburg
- Koeriers van het verzet - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Valkenburg - Survivors - Women in the resistance - Women in the resistance -

Sister of Gerda Cremers and sister-in-law of Pierre Schunck. He wrote about her: “Wielke Cremers and …
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Dahl-Beesman,
Isidor
∗ 1878-05-13
† 0000-00-00
- People in hiding - - Valkenburg - Survivors -

Lived Oude Valkenburgerweg 32B. In hiding in Nieuwenhagen, address unknown.Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from …
Dahl-Beesman,
Ruth
∗ 1922-05-30
† 0000-00-00
- People in hiding - - Valkenburg - Survivors -

Lived Oude Valkenburgerweg 32B. In hiding in Nieuwenhagen, address unknown.Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from …
Dahl-Beesman,
Sophie
∗ 1882-05-31
† 0000-00-00
- People in hiding - - Valkenburg - Survivors -

Lived Oude Valkenburgerweg 32B. In hiding in Nieuwenhagen, address unknown.Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from …
Dahmen,
Leo
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Valkenburg - Unorganized resistance - Survivors -

Leo Dahmen is one of many examples of spontaneous resistance without which organized resistance would have been impossible. It is unknown whether he did more. Pierre Schunck, who at the time did …

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Donners,
Kaspar
∗ 1908-08-02
Weiden (D)
† 1984-09-01
Heerlen
- Unorganized resistance - Valkenburg - Survivors -

Farmer at the Koningswinkelhof, a traditional mixed farm. Neighbor of Pierre Schunck. Immediately joined in when he was asked by him to help in October 1942. They went with his horse and …
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Drielsma,
E.
∗ 1884-04-17
† 0000-00-00
- People in hiding - - Survivors - Valkenburg -

From Den Haag. Hiding address Broekhem 22
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)
Drielsma,
Hesselina (Liena)
∗ 0000-00-00
Druten
† 1942-08-31
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
- Valkenburg - -

Daughter of Hessel Jonas Drielsma and Esther Polak⚭ Isaak de Jong, 43 years old.Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling …
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Eisenberg,
Leib (Mojzesz Leib)
∗ 1890-03-05
Debesiawki PL
† 1942-10-22
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
- Valkenburg - -

⚭ Maria Goldberg. The childless couple comes from Houthem to Valkenburg and lives there from November 25, 1935 on Guascostraat. 52 years …
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Essers,
Henricus Hubertus
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
?
- NSB - Valkenburg - German Front Soldiers -

Four young men from Valkenburg did not have German citizenship, but joined the German army voluntarily.The baker Henricus Hubertus Essers (*1916) who used to live on Wilhelminaan …
Felsenthal,
Henriëtte
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Valkenburg - People in hiding - - Survivors -

From the Nieuweweg in Valkenburg. Dook met haar man Marcel Samuel eerst onder in boerderij Wimmers te Oud-Valkenburg later in Bruisterbosch.Source:
Felsenthal,
Marcel Samuel
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Valkenburg - People in hiding - - Survivors -

From
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)
Flachs,
Käthe
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Unorganized resistance - Valkenburg - Survivors - Women in the resistance - Women in the resistance -

Rescued the children Moos and Herman of her Jewish friend
Frankenhuis-Muller,
Aaltje
∗ 1916-12-22
† 0000-00-00
- Valkenburg - People in hiding - - Survivors -

From
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)
Franssen,
Alfons Hubert Franssen
∗ 1887-05-11
Valkenburg
† 1976-03-06
Valkenburg
- Valkenburg - Survivors -

Owner of the Hotel Franssen. The Limburgsch Dagblad of May 8, 1962 wrote that he had something to do with the resistance (but what?). His hotel was confiscated by the German …
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Franssen,
Jan
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Police - Valkenburg - Survivors -

Jan Franssen was chief of the Marechaussee (later Rijkspolitie) in Valkenburg. On June 7th, 1946 he wrote a report on occupation and liberation at the request of the mayor,
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Freysen /Freijsen,
Wilhelmus Agathus Petrus
Willem
∗ 1914-09-29
Breda ?
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ambtenaren - Valkenburg - Survivors -

To hide the manipulations by him and his colleagues (particularly Victor Willems) in favor of …
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Friesem,
Hilde
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Valkenburg - People in hiding - - Survivors -

From
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)
Friesem,
Mozes
∗ 1871-08-29
Burgbrohl
† 1943-06-11
Sobibor
- Valkenburg - -

Setta Lambert, 71 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], Wikipedia [2]
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Gebhardt,
Alice
∗ 1935-01-22
Voorburg
† 0000-00-00
- Valkenburg - People in hiding - - Survivors -

From
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)
Gebhardt,
Theo
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Valkenburg - People in hiding - - Survivors -

From
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)
Gebhardt-Rosenwald,
Alice
∗ 1901-12-22
Herne (D)
† 1945-01-21
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
- Valkenburg - -

Lived with her non-Jewish husband Theo and daughter Alice (not deported) at the address Guascostraat 3 with the Heijnen family. She was the last to be arrested, on September 3rd, 1944, just one and …

Goldberg,
Maria
∗ 1900-11-20
Nürnberg
† 1944-02-11
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
- Valkenburg - -

⚭ Leib Eisenberg. The childless couple comes from Houthem to Valkenburg and lives there from November 25, 1935 on Guascostraat. 43 years …
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Golstein,
Bertha
∗ 1880-10-07
Brussel
† 1942-10-01
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
- Valkenburg - -

Jacques Samuel, 61 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], Wikipedia [2]
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Gottschalk,
Ferdinand
∗ 1897-10-10
Geilenkirchen
† 1944-03-31
Midden-Europa
- Valkenburg - -

⚭ Johanna Baum. Neerhem 45, Valkenburg. Son of Adolf Gottschalk and Maria Anna Frenkel.Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling …
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Gottschalk,
Rudi
∗ 1926-03-29
Geilenkirchen
† 1944-03-31
Midden-Europa
- Valkenburg - -

17 years old. Neerhem 45, Valkenburg.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], Wikipedia [2]
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Gronden, van der
Abraham Cornelis
∗ 1897-06-24
Dordrecht
† 1967-11-12
Heerlen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Valkenburg - Survivors -

Abraham Cornelis van der Gronden came as a baby on November 6, 1897 from Dordrecht to Vlissingen, the birthplace of his mother, see civil registry card Vlissingen  [1]. On 29 May 1906 to …

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Gronden, van der
Gerrit Jan
Gerrit
∗ 1895-12-13
Dordrecht
† 1943-01-02
Neuengamme
- Ondergrondse pers - Initial resistance - Maastricht - Valkenburg - Communists & Sympathizers -

On November 6, 1897, at the age of almost two years, he moved with his parents and siblings from Dordrecht to Vlissingen, his mother’s birthplace, see civil registry card Vlissingen [1]. On …

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wall: right, row 26-03
Günsberg,
Jozef
∗ 1895-01-21
Nadwórna, Ukraine
† 1942-08-31
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
- Valkenburg - -

Deported from Koningswinkelstraat number 7, 47 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], Wikipedia [2]
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Heijnens,
Joseph Lodewijk
Jef
∗ 1905-01-30
Valkenburg
† 1945-01-07
?
- Valkenburg - German Front Soldiers - NSB -

Four young men from Valkenburg did not have German citizenship, but joined the German army voluntarily.The miner Joseph Lodewijk Heijnens (*1905), who formerly lived on …
Heijser,
Bertha
∗ 1885-07-08
Hoof (Nordhessen)
† 1943-05-14
Sobibor
- Valkenburg - -

Josef Benedik, 57 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], Wikipedia [2]
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Heijser,
Mathilde
∗ 1876-06-25
Hoof (Nordhessen)
† 1943-05-14
Sobibor
- Valkenburg - -

Widow of B. Benedik, 66 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], Wikipedia [2]
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Hennekens,
G. Hub
∗ 1909-02-15
Sittard
† 1970-11-26
Heerlen
- Valkenburg - The clergy - Initial resistance - Survivors - Group Smit -

He was ordained priest on March 13, 1937, was vicar in Berg en Terblijt from September 1937, vicar in the parish of Sts . Nikolaas & Barbara in Valkenburg from May 1939, parish priest in Rothem …

Hens,
Piet (Petrus Antonius)
∗ 1888-08-27
Zwolle
† 1971-04-26
Utrecht
- Valkenburg - Mayors - Survivors -

Was mayor of both Valkenburg and Houthem since 1917 and from 1935 also of Oud-Valkenburg. On October 1, 1940, so in the first year of the German occupation, the municipality of Valkenburg-Houthem …

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Hertog,
Alfred
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Valkenburg - People in hiding - - Survivors -

From
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)
Hertogs,
Gustaaf
∗ 1893-02-17
† 1970-07-05
- Valkenburg - People in hiding - - Survivors -

From
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)
Hertogs-Hartog,
Clara
∗ 1891-11-22
† 0000-00-00
- Valkenburg - People in hiding - - Survivors -

From
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)
Hirschberg,
Curt/Kurt
∗ 1900-08-16
Breslau
† 1943-08-23
Blechhammer (Auschwitz)
- Valkenburg - -

43 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], Wikipedia [2]
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Hoffman,
Franciscus Hubertus Joannes
Frans
∗ 1901-11-16
Berg en Terblijt
† 1960-12-18
Maastricht
- Valkenburg - Survivors -

Frans Hoffman [1] was a barber and photographer. Most of the photographs taken during the liberation of Valkenburg are by him. Many of them can be seen on the We Do Remember 75 page of the …
Horn,
Emma
∗ 1870-04-13
Mühlheim
† 1943-04-23
Vught
- Valkenburg - -

⚭ Servaas Soesman. Berkelstraat 15, Valkenburg. 73 years old.Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], …
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Hout, van
Jan
∗ 1908-10-17
Valkenburg
† 1945-02-22
Neuengamme
- Valkenburg - war victim - People in hiding -

Professional cyclist from 1932 to 1940. On August 25, 1933, he broke the world hour record on the velodrome in Roermond with 44.588 kilometers. After the German invasion, he closed down his pub …


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Hout, van
Jan (Johannes Franciscus)
∗ 1908-10-17
Valkenburg
† 1945-02-22
KZ Neuengamme
- Forced Labor - Initial resistance - Valkenburg -

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 August 25th, …

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Huiman,
Edgar
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1994-02-22
- Valkenburg - People in hiding - - Survivors -

From
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)
Jacobs,
Jacob
∗ 1919-08-10
Blokzijl
† 1942-12-31
Spytkowice
- Valkenburg - -

23 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], Wikipedia [2]
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Jacobs,
Salomon
∗ 1921-05-07
Blokzijl
† 1943-01-15
Spytkowice
- Valkenburg - -

21 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], Wikipedia [2]
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Jong, de
Isaak
∗ 1888-05-06
Mijdrecht
† 1942-08-31
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
- Valkenburg - -

Liena Drielsma,54 years old.
Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], Wikipedia [2]
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Kopf,
Frieda
∗ 1914-10-08
Rozniatov
† 1943-07-23
Sobibor
- Valkenburg - -

Muntstraat 9, Valkenburg. Daughter of Ester Weinreb. 28 years old.Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], …
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Laeven,
H.P.August
Guus
∗ 1913-05-02
Oud-Valkenburg
† 1972-09-23
Houthem
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ambtenaren - Valkenburg - Survivors -

Guus Laeven from Houthem was during the war deputy head of the population department of the municipality of Valkenburg-Houthem. [1]Towards the end of the war, with the help of
Lambert,
Setta
∗ 1880-10-24
Nichenich
† 1943-06-11
Sobibor
- Valkenburg - -

⚭ Mozes Friesem.Before their deportation they lived at Gustaaf Hertogs on Wilhelminalaan 44. …
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Lambriks,
Jo
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Knokploegen (K.P.) - Valkenburg - Survivors -

After a while, a K.P also emerged in Valkenburg. It initially consisted of two men, the teachers Jeng Meijs and Jo Lambriks. Meijs had Jacques …
Meijer /Meyer,
Jean
Zjang
∗ 1905-02-12
† 1945-01-01
~ Siemianowice (PL)
- Valkenburg - German Front Soldiers -

He was one of the young men from Valkenburg who either had German citizenship or were stateless and therefore had to fight as conscripts in the German army.Born in Asche (Northeim, Lower …
Meijs,
Sjeng
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Knokploegen (K.P.) - Valkenburg - Survivors -

After a while, a K.P also emerged in Valkenburg. It initially consisted of two men, the teachers Jeng Meijs and Jo Lambriks. Meijs had Jacques …
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Mendel,
Herta
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Valkenburg - People in hiding - - Survivors -

From
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)
Meulendijks,
Johannes
pater Christofoor
∗ 1895-11-16
Asten
† 1945-03-10
Bergen-Belsen
- The clergy - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Venlo - Valkenburg -

Father Christofoor was a member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts [1] (ss.cc.). He lived in the cloister on the Cauberg in Valkenburg. After vicar
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Morgan,
Henry E.
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-09-16
Valkenburg
- Old Hickory - Valkenburg -

PFC (private 1st class) Henry Morgan was one of the six soldiers of the 119th regiment in the Old-Hickory Division who fell during the liberation of Valkenburg is Henry Morgan. Three days before …

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Muller,
Anny
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1997-12-10
- Valkenburg - People in hiding - - Survivors -

From
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)
Muller,
Lenie
∗ 1925-03-11
† 0000-00-00
- Valkenburg - People in hiding - - Survivors -

From
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)
Nathan,
Fredo
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Valkenburg - People in hiding - - Survivors -

From
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)
Nathan,
Gerd
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Valkenburg - People in hiding - - Survivors -

From
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)
Nathan,
Willy
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Valkenburg - People in hiding - - Survivors -

From
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)
Nijst,
Charles Joseph
∗ 1916-03-05
Kerkrade
† 1944-01-18
AEL Groß-Beeren, Kreis Teltow
- Studenten - Forced Labor - Initial resistance - Valkenburg - Ondergrondse pers -

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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Ogtrop, van
Harie
∗ 1901-11-13
Hulsberg
† 1989-10-26
Heerlen
- Local contacts - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Valkenburg - Survivors -


Peusens,
gezusters
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Koeriers van het verzet - Valkenburg - Survivors - Women in the resistance - Women in the resistance -

Pierre Schunck schrieb: „Wielke Cremers und die Schwestern Peusens arbeiteten als Kurierinnen“.
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Reeves,
John
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-09-17
Valkenburg
- Old Hickory - Valkenburg -

John Reeves was one of the six soldiers of the Old Hickory Division who were killed in action during the liberation of Valkenburg and its surroundings.
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Rennes / Renesse, van
Godert
∗ 0000-00-00
Heteren
† 1903-02-16
- NSB - Valkenburg - Police - Survivors -

On the genealogy page of the Van Rennes family we read that both forms of the surname …
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Roks /Rocks,
Jan Joseph
∗ 1883-05-21
Sibbe
† 1944-03-03
Natzweiler-Struthof
- Initial resistance - Valkenburg - Erkens Group -

Jan Joseph Rocks was a member of the early resistance group Erkens in Maastricht, co-owner of the guesthouse Samoshuis, next to Parkhotel Rooding of that time.
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Roy, van
Hubertus Andreas
∗ 1893-03-09
Nederweert
† 1981-11-24
Valkenburg
- Initial resistance - Police - Valkenburg - Survivors - Group Smit -

Veldwachter (local policeman appointed by the municipality) in Valkenburg until december 1941. Was a member of the early resistance group around J.Smit in Heerlen. The earliest data on this group …

Sajet,
Benediktus Hirschel
Ben
∗ 1926-03-03
Elburg
† 1944-03-31
Midden-Europa
- Valkenburg - -

18 years old. Son of Levie Sajet and Grietje Weiniger. He was in the Westerbork transit camp …
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Sajet,
Levie
∗ 1890-06-24
Amsterdam
† 1942-11-19
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
- Valkenburg - -

⚭ Grietje Weiniger. From Elburg, where he was a rabbi for a short time in the twenties, he comes to Valkenburg with his wife and
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Samuel,
Jacques
∗ 1875-05-06
Liège
† 1942-10-01
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
- Valkenburg - -

⚭ Bertha Golstein, Nieuweweg 25, Valkenburg, 67 years old.Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) Valkenburg [1], …
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Savelberg,
Alphons Hendrikus
Funs
∗ 1917-11-06
Valkenburg
† 1944-09-14
Valkenburg
- NSB - Valkenburg -

Landwachter (Country guard, a kind of auxiliary police). He was shot by a group of revengeful boys who called themselves OD on September 14, 1944. …
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Schmalbach,
(Godfried Jozef) Paul
∗ 1897-09-16
Vaals
† 1952-09-18
Vaals
- Valkenburg - Mayors - NSB - Survivors -

1942-1943 mayor of Beek, 1943-1944 mayor Valkenburg-Houthem. His predecessor and successor was Piet Hens.
Schunck,
Pierre
Paul Simons
∗ 1906-03-24
Heerlen
† 1993-02-02
Kerkrade
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Heerlen - Valkenburg - Survivors - BS (Domestic Forces) -

Founder and leader of the “rayon” (subdistrict) of the L.O. in Valkenburg, under the alias of “Paul”. He was also a member of the ID18 …
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Schunck-Cremers,
Gerda
∗ 1912-09-10
Heerlerheide 
† 2005-05-05
Valkenburg
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Valkenburg - Survivors - Women in the resistance - Women in the resistance -

As the wife of Pierre Schunck, she was constantly involved in his resistance work. In retrospect, we can not determine exactly the extent of her share anymore. But given the nature of their …
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Senden,
Willem Hubert
Hubert
∗ 1924-09-29
Houthem
† 1941-11-23
Bolschekrepinskaja
- Valkenburg - German Front Soldiers - NSB -

Four young men from Valkenburg did not have German citizenship, but joined the German army voluntarily.Hubert Senden, without profession and living in Vroenhof, died on November …
Soesman,
Gerhard Lodewijk Robertus
Gerard
∗ 1922-06-23
Valkenburg
† 1945-01-21
Auschwitz/Oświęcim
- Initial resistance - Jews in resistance - Valkenburg - Ondergrondse pers - Maastricht - Communists & Sympathizers -

Student HBS (high school). Listed in the Honor Roll of Victims 1940 – 1945 [1], in the category resistance people. Moreover he had a Jewish father, Jacob Soesman. Mother: Christina …
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Soesman,
Servaas
∗ 1855-01-22
Meerssen
† 1943-05-26
Maastricht/Aachen?
- Valkenburg - -

⚭ Emma Horn, son of Ambrosius Lasarus Soesman and Jetta (Henrietta) Hertogs. Berkelstraat 15, Valkenburg. From Maastricht they went to Aachen, …
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Starmans,
J.
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Valkenburg - Survivors -

maintained the relations to the other districts.
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Stipdonk,
Johann
∗ 1919-11-18
Haarlem
† 1941-11-28
Taganrog
- Valkenburg - German Front Soldiers - NSB -

Four young men from Valkenburg did not have German citizenship, but joined the German army voluntarily.Johann Stipdonk, a machine fitter born in Haarlem in 1919 and resident of …
Strube,
Heinz
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
?
- Valkenburg - German Front Soldiers -

Heinz was one of the young men from Valkenburg who either had German citizenship or were stateless and therefore had to fight as conscripts in the German army.It was probably …
Ven, op de
Johannes Hendrikus
∗ 1919-02-23
Swalmen
† 1948-06-20
Maastricht
- Valkenburg - Unorganized resistance - People in hiding - Police - Survivors -

On the night of June 22, 1944, together with Den Haring, an NSB member, he was on guard at the Valkenburg distribution office. Was initiated into the plot. Afterwards went into hiding to deduce …

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Viviano,
Sam
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-09-16
Valkenburg
- Old Hickory - Valkenburg -

Sam Viviano was one of the six soldiers of the Old Hickory Division who were killed in action during the liberation of Valkenburg and its surroundings.
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Vroemen,
Joseph Hendrik Hubert
Jos.
∗ 1883-07-05
Echt (Limb.)
† 1964-06-22
Utrecht
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Valkenburg - Survivors -

Jos. Vroemen started his career at the state railway company as a telegraph operator in Echt. In a sales contract he is mentioned as a railroad official from Echt on June …
Weiniger,
Grietje
∗ 1890-06-04
Amsterdam
† 1942-11-19
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
- Valkenburg - -

⚭ Levie Sajet. From Elburg, where her husband was a rabbi for a short time in the twenties, they come to Valkenburg with their
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Weinreb,
Ester
∗ 1882-05-18
Dolina PL
† 1942-11-09
Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
- Valkenburg - -

Widow of E. Kopf, Muntstraat 9, Valkenburg. Mother of Frieda Kopf. 63 years old.Source: Stichting Struikelstenen (Foundation Stumbling Blocks) …
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Westerhoven, van
Jan
Pater Ferdinand
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Valkenburg - The clergy - Survivors -

As Father Ferdinand he was a member (and chief?) of the monastery on the Cauberg (sscc). Worked for the Resistance during the occupation. Involuntarily witnessed the “execution” of
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Willems,
Victor Benedictus Josephus
Vic
∗ 1910-03-20
Oud-Valkenburg
† 1983-06-07
Oud-Valkenburg
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ambtenaren - Valkenburg - Survivors -

Together with Willem Freysen he stole food stamps and other documents for the people in hiding in the LO on a large scale, which ultimately made the …
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