Eenkhoorn, Lubbert Sijmen “Siem”.

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Eenkhoorn, Lubbert Sijmen “Siem”, born 20-05-1897 in Kampen, Netherlands   son (fourth of eight children) of cigar sorter Sijmen Eenkhoorn (09-06-1868 Genemuiden – 15-03-1939 Weesp) and Femmetje Wessels (30-0-7-1866 in Kampen – 01-02-1903, in Kampen). Lubbert married on 19-04-1924 to Aaltje Kamp ( 03-03-1898 in Stad Almelo). The couple had three children. Cigar sorter (marriage certificate)/butter trader/merchant. Reformed. Member resistance. He was part of the LO-Almelo and used the pseudonym Bets. At the end of 1940 he already developed the first illegal activities. The establishment of the LO, the National Organization for Assistance to Hiders, took place on 25-11-1942 by Heleen Theodora Kuipers-Rietberg resistance name Aunt Riek and Frederik “Frits” Slomp also named “Frits the Wanderer” in Winterswijk.  On 17-08-1944, LO leader Evert Hendrik Jan “Nico” Boven

was arrested in Heelsum. He carried false identification cards intended for Kuipers-Rietberg and her husband. The Security Service tracked them down that way. Their arrest followed two days later. Nico Boven via Camp Vught ended up in Camp Husum-Schwesing, a subcamp of Neuengamme, where he died on 04-11-1944, at the age of 24.

With one of the last transports, Kuipers-Rietberg was transported to the Ravensbrück concentration camp on 07-09-1944. There she was rejected for the Arbeitseinsatz and placed in the knitting command. Later she became “Tischalteste”. Because in that situation she distributed food among the women who had to work during the day for the war industry in the Siemens factory, she was able to mean a lot to them. Kuipers-Rietberg was also a source of support and comfort to her fellow prisoners through her cheerful cheerfulness, under the horrific circumstances. She accompanied and commemorated her resistance friend Hermina “Minnie” Jolink (left) at the time of her death, as did Betsie ten Boom some time later among her fellow prisoners. At the end of October, Kuipers-Rietberg herself became ill. She died on 27-12-1944, age 51, possibly as a result of typhoid or a lung infection.

In 1944 Frederik “Frits” Slomp was arrested in Ruurlo by NSB police officer Gerrit Frank Stap. Slomp had a brochure written by Frits de Zwerver. Ultimately, Slomp confessed that he was the writer of the brochure, but Stap did not believe him, because Slomp’s darkly dyed hair made him think he was dealing with a Jew. The National Fighting Team (LKP), with an important role for the Enschede baker and leader of the KP “National Fighting Squads” Twente Johannes ter Horst, managed to free him by raiding the Koepel prison in Arnhem. With his family in hiding, Slomp managed to reach the end of the war safely. In 1972 Fritz was diagnosed with cancer, from which he ultimately died on 13-12-1978, at the age of over eighty.

Johannes Ter Horst, on the night of 22-09-1944, Ter Horst was arrested in Almelo by the German occupiers. In an attempt to escape, he shot a German soldier, fled on bicycle and on foot, but was arrested again after being shot in the leg. The SD member Adolf Becker, involved in his interrogations and execution, stated after the war that Ter Horst mentioned the name of resistance man, Roelof Blokzijl during the interrogation. Blokzijl was arrested, but denied it. After the interrogations, sturmführer Schröber called his superior in Arnhem, Hauptsturmführer Thomson. He ordered Ter Horst, age 31 and Blokzijl, age 56, to be shot dead the same evening..On 23-09-1944 they were shot on the heath near Usselo.Ter Horst was married to Hermina Schreurs, courier of the KP-Twente, on 06 -09-1944.

The LO would develop into the largest resistance organization in the Netherlands. Initially Lubbert Eenkhoorn mainly cared for people in hiding. Sometimes there were so many people in his house that the children had to sleep somewhere else. Later he also engaged in distributing illegal literature and forging identity cards and ration cards. Lubbert also provided assistance to pilots and railway employees and was involved in the preparation and handling of the spectacular robbery of the Dutch Bank in Almelo. On 26-02-1945, Lubberte himself was arrested after punching an arrested person in hiding.

Death and burial ground of Eenkhoorn, Lubbert Sijmen “Siem”.

On March 8-1944 Eenkhoorn, age 47 was shot dead with 116 others at Woeste Hoeve as reprisal for the attack on Höherer SS and Police Leader Hanns Albin Rauter.

  Eenkhoorn name is engraved in the glass plaque of the monument at the execution site.

Lubbert first was buried in a mass grave at Heidehof Cemetery in Ugchelen (Apeldoorn). Reburied on 07-05-1945 at the General Cemetery in Almelo, section C7, row 4, grave number 1977.

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