Dutch Cities: Aalst to Breda

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One response to “Dutch Cities: Aalst to Breda

  1. Peter Veenhuizen

    I believe that my grandfather Dr. Jan Jacob Veenhuizen a local physician in Almelo offered medical assistance to British and Canadian airmen until September 1944. On September 24, 1944 the Gestapo came to arrest him at his home in Almelo and he escaped and went underground for the remainder of the war. He does not appear to be on you list. I am researching my father’s (P.A. Veenhuizen), and his father’s service with the Resistance is an indispensable part of this research. Can you tell me where I might find some information about his contribution to the Resistance effort.
    Thank you
    E. P. Veenhuizen
    Victoria, Australia

    Dear Mr. Veenhuizen,

    I would check both the British and American lists of helpers of Allied airmen, the American list at https://wwii-netherlands-escape-lines.com/helpers-of-allied-airmen/dutch-helper-list/u-s-national-archives-list-of-dutch-helpers/ on this website and the British list at https://wwii-netherlands-escape-lines.com/helpers-of-allied-airmen/dutch-helper-list/index-to-dutch-helpers-of-allied-personnel/. Also take a look at the FAQ on researching Dutch helpers of airmen at https://wwii-netherlands-escape-lines.com/faqs/faqs-resistance/ on this website for suggestions. Also search the Internet for historical societies (heemkundekring) for the town where he was active, in this case Amelo. There may be some persons particularly interested in WWII who can help you. I checked the list of persons who received the Dutch Resistance Memorial Cross (see https://wwii-netherlands-escape-lines.com/resistance-memorial-cross/ on this website) and found one Veenhuizen, Cornelis L.T., but that person may not be connected to your grandfather. I also checked the index to newspaper clippings at the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation at http://www.niod.knaw.nl/sites/niod.nl/files/KnipselcollectieNIOD.pdf and found one listing of a Veenhuizen but this was a Meijering (Veenhuizen) and may not be connected to your family.
    Best wishes,
    Bruce Bolinger

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