Heubel, Willem Johannes “Wim”.

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Heubel, Willem Johannes "Wim".
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Heubel, Willem Johannes (Wim), born 07-10-1910 in Amsterdam, was a Dutch national socialist activist and SS soldier during World War II. After his school days (including gymnasium), Heubel worked in banking, including in Hamburg, where he joined Sturmabteilung, SA . In the early 1930s he became a member of the NSB. with leader Anton Mussert., here with SS Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler  Together with Henk Feldmeijer and others, he was involved with the Mussert Guard from the start; a personal bodyguard group for NSB leader Anton Mussert. In 1940 he was a member of the board of Der Vaderen Erfdeel. Der Vaderen Erfdeel was the name of a national socialist foundation that was presumably founded in 1937 by the National Socialist Movement (NSB) by Propaganda leader (later Organizational leader) Franz Eduard Farwerck . Farwerck 22-05-1969, age 80, in Hilversum. The foundation’s task was to investigate the origins of the Diet spirit.

Heubel became a member of the Dutch SS during the Second World War. In May 1940 he joined the Waffen-SS and in 1941 he participated in Hitler’s campaign to Russia. In June 1942 SS Commander in the Netherlands, SS Obergruppenführer Hanns Rauter awarded him the Iron Cross for second-hand courage for the courage shown during the year he had served in the Germania regiment. In 1943 he followed an SS training course. He successfully had the following promotions SS-Sturmmann, SS-Unterscharführer: 1941, SS-Untersturmführer: November 1941, then promoted to SS-Obersturmführer after his officer training at the SS-Junkerschule Bad-Tölz in 1943.and at last became an SS-Hauptsturmführer

Wim Heubel, here with Reichscommissar in the Netherlands, Arthur Seyss-Inquart and the Dutch Standartenführer Johannes Feldmeijer was the brother of Florrie Rost van Tonningen-Heubel, wife of NSB leader Meinoud Rost van Tonningen. He married nurse Ans van den Bergen during the war. A daughter was born from this marriage.

At the end of the war Heubel commanded the 5th company of the 83rd SS Regiment of the 34th SS Volunteers. Grenadier-Division “Landstorm Nederland” under command of Martin Kohlroser SS-Standartenführer , in the rank of SS-Obersturmführer. Kohlroser survived the war and died 14-11-1967 (aged 62)

Death and burial ground of Heubel, Willem Johannes “Wim”.

Wim Heubel was killed on 28-04-1945, age 34, at Elst during a fight with the Canadians. He is buried in the German military cemetery in Ysselsteyn, Section CC, Row 6.

The tomb of Antonius Simons closeby is intriguing, Section Q-Row 12-Grave 278 ’03 -04-45 † 03-04-45 ‘reports the cross. A baby at a war cemetery. It is the son of Johanna Maria Simons. The father was possibly a German and therefore a wrong relationship. The child was born dead in Camp Vught, where after the war also false Dutch were held captive. After their death they were often buried at Ysselstein. .

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