Dirk de Klein, born April 10 1888.
Died November 25,1939.
Place of residence: Heinsberg- Germany
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Dirk de Klein was diagnosed with an incurable disease in 1936. He was also an ardent opponent of the Nazi regime. He had criticized Hitler and Himmler, publicly on several occasions. He did not like the direction his beloved Germany was going.
He had moved to Heinsberg from the nearby Dutch town of Geleen in 1930.
In late November 1939 during a check up in the Hospital he was transported by Gemeinnützige Krankentransport GmbH(Charitable Ambulance)
—-a National Socialist subdivision of the Action T4 organization. The euphemistically named company transported sick and disabled people to the Nazi killing centers to be murdered under the Nazi eugenics program and was known for the gray buses it used.—
Dirk de Klein was transported to the nearest T 4 facility and was gassed there.
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