Jop Westerweel Research Paper

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Joop Westerweel was born on January 25th 1899 and died on August 11th 1944 in the concentration camp of Vught. He taught and was a pacifist Dutch. His father was a printer and was married to a Christian woman. Joop was confronted as a very young person with the question of the belief and became pacifist convinced. He preached non-violence and was particularly concerned with fate of the Jewish children who fled the Poland and Germany. He and others created the Westerweel group to help Jews flee to the Americas. The members of the Group Westerweel got to the children and adolescent Jewish people who had fled Germany of papers, the hiding-places and organized their exile. In 1942, it founded the group Westerweel and became one of the leaders
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