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People in hiding

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This website is mainly about the resistance in Dutch Limburg. But the story is not complete if we do not also show other groups. This is especially true for those in hiding, because among them many were also active in the resistance. In Dutch they are called onderduikers, which means divers.

Many of the people in hiding in Limburg were Jews, e.g. in Valkenburg. According to Herman van Rens, there were more Jews in Limburg at the time of liberation than at the start of the occupation, but in many cases that were not the same people. This is about the fallen members of the resistance. Among them there were also Jews, but as far as is known for Limburg, they were no people in hiding.
There were also many young men who did not want to be forced to work in Germany.
In addition, there was the growing group of burned resistance people.
In Holland, these people were called “divers”. Father Lodewijk Bleijs from Roermond was the inventor of the Limburg divers’ symbol “Our Lady of the Good Dive”. From this a poster was made and many divers, also non-Catholics, hung it above their bed.
Many of them were in hiding with farmers. There they could earn their own living. The writer A. den Doolaard, who worked for “Radio Oranje” in London, wrote a poem about it during the war:

Give your mild mercy to the farmers
Save my feet for the false trap
From those who whore with the German foe
Then, every day, when I smell the dew again
I will praise you in a hushed voice
You, Our Lady of the Good Dive
Schenk Uw mild mededoogen aan de boeren
Bewaar mijn voeten voor de valsche klem
Van hen, die met de Duitschen vijand hoeren
Dan, elke dag als ik den dauw weer ruik
Zal ik U prijzen met gesmoorde stem,
Gij, Lieve Vrouwe van den Goeden Duik


Charles Vos, Onze Lieve Vrouw van den Goeden Duik, Cortenstraat 1, Maastricht, 1946 →

In the days after Christmas 1944, a drama with people in hiding played out in Roermond, which would be called The Tears of Roermond.

The fallen resistance people in Limburg

People in hiding – 124 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.
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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Beckhoven, van
Gerardus
Pater Beatus
∗ 1899-09-21
Amsterdam
† 1945-03-20
Bergen-Belsen
- Initial resistance - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Underground Press - Aid to Jews - The clergy - People in hiding - Heerlen -

Gerard van Beckhoven or Father Beatus van Beckhoven OFM was kapelaan (vicar) in Heerlen at the rectorate church of St. Francis on the Laanderstraat in Heerlen [1] and there he became a …
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
wall: left, row 15-02
Berden,
Sylvester
∗ 1919-09-02
Den Haag
† 1944-11-07
Kessel
- Underground Press - Studenten - People in hiding - Heel-Panheel - Intelligence -

Sylvester Willem Jerome Maria Martin Berden was a law student and during the German invasion he was a drafted sergeant at the Grebbeberg. See funeral card [1] and …
wall: left, row 13-02
Berix,
Jan Willem
Giel
∗ 1907-04-12
Meers
† 1945-03-13
Bergen-Belsen
- Initial resistance - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Heerlen - People in hiding - The clergy -

Since september 10, 1933, Giel Berix was a kapelaan (in the Netherlands a term for Roman Catholic auxiliary parish priests, vicars. In Belgium they are also called Onderpastoor) at St. …

More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
wall: left, row 15-04
Beyleveld,
Johan
∗ 1916-03-21
Maastricht
† 1945-01-14
Neuengamme
- People in hiding - Maastricht -

Johan Beyleveld was a porcelain decorator in the ceramics industry of Maastricht. Probably to evade the forced Arbeitsdienst in Germany, he had gone into hiding. Is that resistance? In fact it …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.-
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
Boonen,
Theodorus Johannes Hubertus
Theo
∗ 1923-02-26
Baexem
† 1945-04-16
Herten
- Herten - Unorganized resistance - People in hiding -

Theo Boonen was a farmhand. During the last winter of war, some young people, including Theo, decided not to be evacuated and to go into hiding in the barn of the Moors family.

wall: right, row 04-02
Bos,
Louis
∗ 1924-11-10
Helden
† 1944-09-25
Neerkant Liessel
- Helden - Ordedienst (O.D.) - Dutch Soldiers - People in hiding -

Louis Bos lived in Helden [1]. Son of the farmers Wilhelmus Bos and Anna Elisabeth Wolters. Unmarried. Farmer. Roman Catholic. [2]
The person in question was …

This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Broekman,
Lotte
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- People in hiding - - Survivors -

From? Hiding address?
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)
Buuren-Keizer, van
Edith
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- People in hiding - - Survivors -

From Apeldoorn. Hiding address Kerkstraat 29 and Plenkertstraat, Valkenburg
Buuren-Keizer, van
Henriëtte
∗ 1916-02-23
† 0000-00-00
- People in hiding - - Survivors -

From Apeldoorn. Hiding address Kerkstraat 29 and Plenkertstraat, Valkenburg
Buuren-Keizer, van
Sigmund
∗ 1910-04-13
† 0000-00-00
- People in hiding - - Survivors -

From Apeldoorn. Hiding address Kerkstraat 29 and Plenkertstraat, Valkenburg
Claessens,
Lodewijk Gerardus Hubertus
Louis
∗ 1925-10-01
Roermond
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Louis Claessens belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border in the Elmpt forest, in order to expel their male townmates between the …

wall: right, row 05-02
Coenen,
Jan Hubert
Sjeng
∗ 1915-01-10
Simpelveld
† 1944-09-05
Valkenburg
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - “Aussenministerium” - 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
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Cohen,
Bep
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- IJzeren - People in hiding - - Survivors -

IJzeren: Father Cohen (from Amsterdam) brought his six children to Limburg. Three to North Limburg, three with the help of Pauline Delahaye to …
Cohen,
Eli
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- IJzeren - People in hiding - - Survivors -

IJzeren: Father Cohen (from Amsterdam) brought his six children to Limburg. Three to North Limburg, three with the help of Pauline Delahaye to …
Cohen,
Pietje
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- IJzeren - People in hiding - - Survivors -

IJzeren: Father Cohen (from Amsterdam) brought his six children to Limburg. Three to North Limburg, three with the help of Pauline Delahaye to …
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
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 …
Denis,
Franciscus
∗ 1907-01-17
’s-Hertogenbosch
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border, in order to expel their male townmates between the ages of 16 and 60. Detailed …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-09
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,
Sal
∗ 1916-07-02
† 0000-00-00
- People in hiding - - Survivors -

From Den Haag. Hiding address Broekhem 22
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)
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 …

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Erlanger-Cohen,
Rachel
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- People in hiding - - Survivors -

From Amsterdam. Hiding address?
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)
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)
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 …
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wall: right, row 25-05
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)
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)
Fuchs,
Peter Joseph
Peter
∗ 1899-05-16
Müllenborn
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Jews in resistance - -

The miller Peter Fuchs lived from his birth until September 7, 1929 in Kassel (Germany), afterwards always in Roermond. [1#3]
Married to Lucia Robling (22 September 1901 Kemmertsweiler, …

wall: right, row 07-01
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)
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
Goede-van Gelder, de
Mary
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- Houthem-St.Gerlach - People in hiding - - Survivors -

From the village of Houthem, we know the stories of Mary de Goede-van Gelder, who was brought in at the age of three and a half by the resistance to Houthem and survived the war there. She also …

More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
Goossens,
Emile Antoon Felix
Emile
∗ 1903-01-21
Venlo
† 1945-03-00
Bergen-Belsen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Echt - The clergy - Aid to Jews - People in hiding -

Emile Goossens was a vicar in Echt 1936-1945. For French-speaking prisoners of war who escaped from Germany, downed allied pilots, Jewish …
wall: left, row 07-01
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
Hanno,
Johannes Hubertus
∗ 1912-12-05
Roermond
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Casual worker. Belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border, in order to expel their male townmates between the ages of 16 and …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-12
Hendrikx,
Johannes Jacobus
Jan “Ambrosius”
∗ 1917-02-02
Venlo
† 1945-05-03
Oranienburg, KZ Sachsenhausen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - People in hiding - Aid to Jews - Venlo - -

Jan Hendrikx studied in Nijmegen and was involved in student resistance there before returning to Venlo and becoming a teacher. [1], p. 576
In 1940, J.J. Hendrikx …
wall: right, row 28-04
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
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)
Horst, van der
Doortje
∗ 1939-05-25
† 0000-00-00
- People in hiding - - Survivors -

From Arnhem. Hiding address Sint Pieterstraat 13 at family Habets
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg …
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.
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)
Israels,
Lex
Jan Langeveld
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- - People in hiding - - Survivors -

During WW2 he was in hiding with fake papers in the clothing factory De Molen in Heerlen, where Pierre Schunck had engaged him as his …
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
Jansen,
Willem Hendrik Marie
Wim
∗ 1922-05-13
Vierlingsbeek
† 1945-02-25
Buchenwald
- People in hiding - Studenten - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Limburg + -

Vierlingsbeek At the age of 21, district leader of the LO in Vierlingsbeek after his predecessor Gerard Smals had to go into hiding in Nijmegen in January 1944. Thanks to his organizational …

This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.03-03
Janssen,
Cor
∗ 1918-02-22
Sevenum
† 1944-10-07
Beesel
- Beesel - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Knokploegen (K.P.) - Underground Press - People in hiding -

Cor Janssen was a farmer. [1#2]
In the spring of 1944, an armed group (knokploeg or K.P.) Reuver was formed by B. Verstappen. Members were …
More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
wall: left, row 02-05
Janssens,
Lambertus Joseph
∗ 1907-12-13
Roermond
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Factory worker. Belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border, in order to expel their male townmates between the ages of 16 and …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-15
Jong, de
Hendrik Roelof
Henk
∗ 1911-10-20
Wijmbretseradeel
† 1945-02-12
Haarlem
- Underground Press - Local contacts - Aid to Jews - - NV - The clergy - People in hiding - Venlo -

In 1940, Hendrik Roelof de Jong was appointed pastor of the Reformed Church in Venlo. He was co-editor of the illegal newspaper Trouw and a collaborator of the Nationaal Steun Fonds (National …
wall: right, row 28-05
Jongen,
Willem
∗ 1900-01-14
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border, in order to expel their male townmates between the ages of 16 and 60. Detailed …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-16
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
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
Kranen, ,
Theodorus Jacobus
Thei
∗ 1924-08-28
Helden
† 1946-11-29
Venray
- Venray - People in hiding -

Theo Kranen was one of the victims of the great raid on Wednesday, May 17, 1944 in Helden.
A mini-biography of him can be …

This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-19
Kuypers/ Kuijpers,
Jacques Johannes Hubertus
Jaco
∗ 1923-08-25
Roermond
† 1945-01-25
Roermond
- People in hiding - Unorganized resistance - Roermond -

Jaco Kuijpers was an office worker.
Around January 25, 1945, Joseph Schalley from Linne and Jacques Kuypers from Roermond were arrested and shot, probably near Hattem Castle, …
wall: right, row 09-01
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
Lemson,
Hendrik Theodorus
Henk
∗ 1924-04-15
Maastricht
† 1945-04-07
Makkum
- People in hiding - Initial resistance - Groep Dresen - Knokploegen (K.P.) - Maastricht -

Henk Lemson was a tax official (direct taxes, Maastricht). [1]
He belonged to the so called Belastinggroep Maastricht (A resistance group of mainly tax officials who continued the …

wall: left, row 32-04
Linders,
Johannes Antonius
Pater Sebaldus
∗ 1907-06-15
Mook
† 1944-08-11
Kamp Vught
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - The clergy - Aid to Jews - People in hiding - Limburg + -

Jan Linders was born in Mook, entered the Franciscan order under the name Sebaldus and was ordained priest in 1933. During the war he lived in the monastery in Alverna [1] (Wijchen) and was …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Loterijman,
Fanny
∗ 1914-01-20
† 0000-00-00
- People in hiding - - Survivors -

From Amsterdam. Hiding address Koningswinkel 51 and Kerkstraat. During the liberation, Guus was in the hospital of Heerlen.
Source: 42 Joodse …
Loterijman,
Guus
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- People in hiding - - Survivors -

From Amsterdam. Hiding address Koningswinkel 51 and Kerkstraat. During the liberation, he was in the hospital of Heerlen.
Source: 42 Joodse …
Loterijman,
Joseph
∗ 1911-12-06
† 0000-00-00
- People in hiding - - Survivors -

From Amsterdam. Hiding address Koningswinkel 51 and Kerkstraat. During the liberation, Guus was in the hospital of Heerlen.
Source:
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
Meijer,
Hendrikus Jozef
Henry /Harry
∗ 1920-10-06
Borne
† 1944-09-05
Vught
- Underground Press - People in hiding - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Studenten - Couriers of the Resistance - Venlo -

The resistance activities of Harry Meijer, a student, teacher of classical languages and courier, in whose parental home couriers from the ten L.O. districts of Limburg regularly …

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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)
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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Moors,
Jacobus Hubertus
Jacques
∗ 1925-04-23
Herten
† 1945-02-12
Herten
- Herten - Unorganized resistance - People in hiding -

Jacques Moors was a machine fitter. He was a brother of Jan Moors.
Read the story of the Moors brothers and how Simon Wiesenthal [2] became …

This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Moors,
Joannes Hubertus
Jan
∗ 1920-01-18
Herten
† 1945-02-12
Herten
- Herten - Unorganized resistance - People in hiding -

Jan Moors was a woodworker. He was a brother of Jacques Moors.
The municipality of Herten wrote about him to the OGS after the war:


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
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)
Munckhof, van den
Adrianus Johannes
Arie
∗ 1923-02-10
Venray
† 1945-01-24
Neuengamme
- People in hiding - Venray -

Arie van den Munckhof was a printer. [1]
Because of his age (21), he had to work in Germany during the war at the Thomas printing company in Kempen, but went into hiding during a …

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Musch,
Jaap
∗ 1913-03-08
Amsterdam
† 1944-09-07
Ommen
- People in hiding - NV - Aid to Jews - Heerlen - Brunssum -

Jaap and Gerard Musch did their resistance work on the basis of their Christian beliefs. Jaap moved from Amsterdam to Heerlen on September 9, 1942 in connection with his resistance …

This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-22
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)
Naus,
Jacobus Johannes
Jac “Van Doorn”
∗ 1913-12-31
Egchel (Helden)
† 1945-04-15
Bergen-Belsen
- People in hiding - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Venlo - The clergy - -

On June 6, 1939, Jac Naus was appointed vicar in the parish of St. Martinus in Venlo. There, together with Ambrosius and his …
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Oljans,
Thijs
∗ 1926-01-18
Beilen
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Thijs Oljans was an office worker. [1#4]
His biography on the website wo2slachtoffers.nl/ reads: Lived in Roermond, Schoolpad 2. Son of Jan Oljans and Annechien Kuik. …
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Oljans,
Wicher
∗ 1922-07-03
Beilen
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt
- People in hiding - Studenten - Roermond - Unorganized resistance -

Student MTS (Middelbare Technische School) [1#4].
Oorlogsgravenstichting.nl [8] calls him a “member of the resistance”. Maybe that was more than setting up the hiding place …

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Ommeren, van
Godefridus
Frits
∗ 1919-11-14
Venlo
† 1944-09-11
Heerlen
- April-Mei-stakingen, 1943 - People in hiding - Kerkrade -

Frits van Ommeren was an apprentice train driver with the Dutch railroad company.
After the strike he went into hiding and was shot during a raid by the SS on the Weltermolen …
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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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Peeters,
Paulus Johannes
Paul
∗ 1920-03-19
Maasniel
† 1944-09-26
Maalbroek/Asenray, gem. Maasni
- People in hiding - Roermond - Maasniel -

Paul Peeters was an assistant deliverer at the post company. [1]
This status was apparently not enough to protect him from being conscripted into forced labor in Germany. So Paul went …

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Pereira,
Marinus Johannes
Rinus
∗ 1918-09-27
Den Haag
† 1944-08-30
Belfeld
- People in hiding - Knokploegen (K.P.) - Reuver -

In the spring of 1944, a combat group (K.P.) Reuver was formed by B. Verstappen. Other members were J.H. Goossens,
wall: middel, row 17-01
Peters,
Petrus Nicolaas Andreas
Piet
∗ 1912-11-27
Ottersum
† 1945-04-06
Buchenwald
- The clergy - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - People in hiding - Tegelen -

Father Petrus Nicolaas Andreas Peters was a member of the L.O. Steyl and vicar. Pastor P.P. Windhausen, himself and three others from Steyl and …
wall: right, row 22-01
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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Polak,
Annie
∗ 1921-09-24
† 0000-00-00
- People in hiding - - Survivors -

From Den Haag. Hiding address Houthemmerweg 148.
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and …
Polak,
Lientje
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- People in hiding - - Survivors -

From Rotterdam. Hiding address Broekhem nr?
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)
Polski jeniec,
Frans
∗ 0000-00-00
† 1944-12-27
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Polski jeniec = Polish prisoner of war. “Frans” was the unknown person in hiding. During WWII they were called “onderduikers” in the Netherlands, (which means divers). He belonged to the …


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Postuma,
Koos
∗ 1921-05-11
Brunssum
† 1945-03-22
Nijverdal/Hellendoorn
- Aid to Jews - NV - People in hiding - Brunssum -

Koos Postuma used to live in Treebeek and worked as a radio mechanic at the State Mines (Staatsmijnen). In his spare time he looked for diving addresses for Jewish children and made home visits …

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Prins,
Ellen
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- People in hiding - - Survivors -

From? Hiding address Emmalaan nr?
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from Valkenburg arrested and killed)
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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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
Rhee, van
Peter Hubertus
Piet
∗ 1922-01-06
Venray
† 1945-01-20
Neuengamme
- People in hiding - Venray -

Piet van Rhee still continued working in his parents’ bakery in Castenray when he was in hiding. Nevertheless he once wanted to go out with friends but was arrested at the station in Venlo …

wall: right, row 34-01
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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Rijnders,
Johannes Hubertus
Jan
∗ 1920-07-12
Valkenswaard
† 1944-10-18
Aachen
- People in hiding - White Brigade (Belgium) - Dutch Soldiers -

Jan Rijnders was a tax consultant and member of the Resistance.
He was from Valkenswaard and is also buried there. During the war he worked with the White Brigade or Secret Army in …

This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Rooy, van
Hendrik
∗ 1920-02-21
Venray
† 1945-04-15
Remscheid
- Venray - People in hiding -

On October 10, 1944, he was arrested during a raid and taken to a labor camp in Remscheid (near Wuppertal). On April 15, 1945, he was killed by shrapnel during wartime operations. It was the …

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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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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 …

wall: middel, row 23
Selder,
Hubertus
∗ 1923-04-20
Roermond
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Carpenter. Belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border, in order to expel their male townmates between the ages of 16 and 60.


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Sevenich,
Mathieu
∗ 1928-03-01
Roermond
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Errand boy, he only reached the age of 16. Belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border, in order to expel their male townmates …

wall: right, row 11-01
Simmelink,
Karel Herman Hendrik
Jan v.d. Plas
∗ 1916-10-24
Zevenaar
† 1944-09-05
Vught
- Haelen - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ordedienst (O.D.) - People in hiding -

Karel Simmelink was a primary school teacher [1#1] at the Paredis School in Roermond. [2]
Joseph Johannes Wilhelmus Simmelink, Karel’s father, was headmaster of the same …

wall: left, row 12-04
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, …
wall: left, row 36-03
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 …
wall: left, row 19-01
Soeman,
Philip
∗ 0000-00-00
† 0000-00-00
- People in hiding - - Survivors -

From Bergen op Zoom. Hiding address Kloosterweg at family Van Bergen
Source: 42 Joodse Valkenburgers opgepakt en vermoord (42 Jews from …
Soest, van
Jan
∗ 1919-12-08
Kruiningen
† 1945-03-15
KZ Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg
- Studenten - People in hiding - Venlo -

Jan van Soest, notary student, had gone into hiding at his parents’ on Stalbergweg 36 in Venlo. [1]
There is a form in his file at the OGS that was filled out by his mother. She writes …

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Span,
Petrus
Piet
∗ 1908-10-14
Nijmegen
† 0000-00-00
Leusderheide
- People in hiding - Nijmegen - Communists & Sympathizers - Limburg + - Underground Press -

Piet Span was a carpenter. Distributor of De Waarheid (The Truth), had gone into hiding in the Waterkwartier. He was betrayed, the identity of the traitor is unclear. Arrested on June 17, …


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Stoffels,
Marcel
Starkenborg
∗ 1914-06-27
Brunssum
† 1944-08-11
Vught
- People in hiding - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Ordedienst (O.D.) - Brunssum - Roermond -

Marcel Elbert Jozef Marie Stoffels was an employee in an office. After a period of resistance activities in Apeldoorn, he went into hiding in Roermond when the members of the Dutch army were to …

wall: left, row 06-02
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
Tobben,
Jan Catharina
∗ 1928-03-14
Roermond
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Jan Catharina Tobben was a merchant. He belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border, in order to expel their male townmates between …


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Uphus,
Louis
∗ 1914-11-13
Rotterdam
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (Niederkrüchten)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Louis Uphus was a window dresser [1#2] and lived in Roermond [1#3] since July 16, 1940. He belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the …


This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.04-30
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 …

More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg
Voesten,
Wilhelmus Hubertus
Willem
∗ 1904-03-26
Venray
† 1944-10-18
Tegelen
- Unorganized resistance - People in hiding - Venray -

There are two versions about the death of 40-year-old farmer Willem Voesten on liberation day of Venray. According to both versions, he was shot because of his refusal, to work for the Germans. …

wall: right, row 34-02
Vossen,
Peter Hendrik
Piet
∗ 1913-11-11
Roggel
† 1944-10-09
Heythuysen
- Haelen - People in hiding - Aid to People in Hiding L.O. -

Piet Vossen was a farmer at the Spikkerhoeve. When he and his siblings were little children, their mother died and their father married her sister Antonia Hubertina Salimans on August 16, …

wall: left, row 12-05
Weert, de
Jacques J.
Zwarte Jacques, Victor
∗ 1921-04-10
Zundert
† 1944-09-05
Kamp Vught
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - Nijmegen - Limburg + - Studenten - People in hiding -

Fred Cammaert wrote in his dissertation [1]:Already at the beginning of the war, groups were formed that focused on falsifying documents. The L.O. sought support from or …

This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Wilms,
Martinus
Tinus
∗ 1916-10-10
Grashoek
† 1944-10-24
Grashoek
- Helden - People in hiding -

Tinus Wilms had to hide (above the peat in the barn of his parents’ farm at Grashoek in Helden-Beringe) when the staff of the first battalion of the paratrooper regiment under Major

This person is not (yet?) listed on the walls of the chapel.
Windhausen,
Peter
∗ 1892-06-29
Roermond
† 1945-03-28
Buchenwald
- People in hiding - The clergy - Tegelen -

Petrus Paulus Windhausen (Catholic parish priest in Steyl-Tegelen [1]), vicar P.N.A. Peters and three other people from Steyl …
wall: right, row 22-04
Winters,
Willem
∗ 1896-02-06
Utrecht
† 1944-12-26
Elmpt (D)
- People in hiding - Roermond -

Factory worker. Belonged to the 14 Roermonders murdered during Christmas 1944, who were shot just across the German border, in order to expel their male townmates between the ages of 16 and …


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Witteveen,
Johan Albertus Karel
Johan “Willy v.d. Kerkhof”
∗ 1913-02-27
Heerenveen
† 1944-04-14
Heerlen
- Aid to People in Hiding L.O. - People in hiding - -

Johan Witteveen worked in his father’s textile store and lived in Heerenveen until 1942. Arrested and escaped in 1942. Went into hiding in Culemborg, where he helped crashed Allied airmen. Moved …


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