Maasbree Refugee Monument

Baarlosestraat
5993 AW
Maasbree
Maasbree Refugee Monument

Places of interest

War memorials

At the beginning of the Second World War, many French prisoners of war returned home via Limburg. Sjeng Cox from Maasbree and some comrades had the idea to help these French soldiers.

In Maasbree a department of the National Organisation for Assistance to Divers was therefore established.

In total, about 250 people in hiding were housed in the 400 houses that were in Maasbree at the time. This meant that practically the entire village was involved in the resistance, if only by keeping quiet about what they knew.

The Maasbree hiders' monument was erected by former hiders, to thank them for the help and protection they received from the inhabitants of the village. The monument was unveiled on 21 November 1970 by Captain H. Schouten, who was a hider in Maasbree at the time and editor of the illegal magazine Moed en Vertrouwen.

Nearby

The distances mentioned below are the distances from the location above.

 
2,13km
Restaurant
 
6,01km
Lunchroom
 
6,01km
Lunchroom
 
 
8,22km
Lunchroom
 
8,30km
Lunchroom