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 Johannes “Joop” der Weduwen

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Johannes “Joop” der Weduwen

Birth
Aalten Municipality, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death 23 Jan 1945 (aged 42)
Apeldoorn Municipality, Gelderland, Netherlands
Burial Aalten, Aalten Municipality, Gelderland, Netherlands
Plot 713
Memorial ID 208541240 View Source
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Father: Harman Johannes der Weduwen
Mother: Cornelia Adriana Johanna James
Partner: Nennetje Wissink

Joop der Weduwen was a medical doctor in Aalten. During WW2 he was active in the resistance. Through negotiations with the German occupying forces, he managed to save many Dutch men from forced labor and some Jews from deportation. He was killed by aircraft fire on January 23, 1945 on his way to The Hague. There he wanted to negotiate better food care for the people of Aalten.


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