Belgian Members of the Wollweber Group – the Last Traces
| SPANISHSKY.DK 20 JULY 2017 |
We must not forget the members of the Wollweber Gruppe (‘Wollweber Group´) who fought together against fascism. They were brigadists, seafarers, dockers and members of the ITF from Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
The only traces left of the Belgian members of the antifascist Wollweber Group are the addresses of the places where they lived. Places where memorial stones, stolpersteine (‘stumbling stones’) should be installed to honour their fight for our freedom and to keep alive the memories of the past and the memories of the members of the Belgian Wollweber Group.
In the words of German artist Gunter Demnig who initiated the stubling stone project: “a person is only forgotten when his or her name is forgotten”.
Below, you can see photos of the places where Belgian members of the Wollweber group lived.
Victor Broucke – Address: Adriaan Brouwerstraat 29, Antwerpen
Alfons Fictels – Born: 2 March 1907. Died: 30 March 1942 in Gross-Rosen Concentration Camp, Poland. Address: Sint Willibrordusstraat 61, Antwerpen
August Lemmens – Born: 28 February 1874 in Antwerpen. Died 1942. Address: Dambruggestraat 75, Antwerpen
Waldemar Pötzsch – Born: 15 July 1892 in Bad Schmiedenberg. Died: 1944 in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. Address: Godefriduskaai 10, Antwerpen
Louis Schockaert – Born: 11 February 1913 in Antwerpen. Died: 7 September 1943 in Plötzensee Prison. Address: Kempischdok-Westkaai 32, Antwerpen
Gerardus Rodrigus – Born: 20 April 1898 in Sint-Niklaas. Died: 7 September 1943 in Plötzensee Prison. Address: Tulpstraat 63, Antwerpen
Van Arkel – Address: Gasstraat 101, Antwerpen
Frans Van Welde – Born: 4 September 1898 in Antwerpen. Died: 9 February 1945. Address: Oranjestraat 134, Antwerpen