טינוס סחאבינג – Tinus Schabbink
Martinus – Franciscus Schabbing , “Tinus” was born in 1918 in Amsterdam.
Tinus was married to Tony,
His name in the underground was Jean de Vries
As a Resistance worker Tinus Schabbing obtained passes for five people to travel up and down the country. Until he joined the Westerweel group in 1942, he worked for the food distribution service in the Noord-Oostpolder. Once part of the group, Tinus gave up his job to devote himself to the Resistance full-time and was involved in freeing haverim from Westerbork, accompanying them across the border to Belgium, obtaining forged travel papers, and other activities. After the railroad strike in September 1944, when it became impossible to reach Westerbork, he found ways to visit people in hiding and to distribute food coupons. He also worked to find hiding places in Amsterdam and brought in firewood to Amsterdam by boat. Tinus Schabbing was arrested together with Frans Gerritsen and Max Windmuller, one of the haverim, on his way back from France and Belgium to the Netherlands. However, the German arresting officer was sympathetic and released them after a few hours, returning all their incriminating papers and French money. During the war, Tinus and Tony also hid Jews in their home, among them Rivka Cohen, who stayed with them for a week in April 1944, even though this was dangerous for them at the time because the Gestapo already knew their names. The Schabbings were able to prepare Rivka for the border crossing and she managed to escape. Tinus and Tony made it to the end of the war without being arrested.
On June 16, 1964, Yad Vashem recognized Tinus Schabbing and his wife, Tony Schabbing, as Righteous Among the Nations.
Links to Tinus activity by "Westerweel Group" Underground
קישורים לפעילותו של טינוס במחתרת "קבוצת ווסטרוויל"
- Three Tinus's testimonies (in Dutch), recorded in 1960, on January 22, 1990, and in July 1992 as well as some documents and letter. The documents are placed on Ghetto Fighters House Archive