Jan Eekhout

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Jan Eekhout
Born January 10, 1900
Sluis, The Netherlands
Died March 6, 1978(1978-03-06) (aged 78)
Occupation Writer and translator
Language Dutch
Ethnicity Dutch
Notable works Pastoor Poncke

Jan Henrik Eekhout (born January 10, 1900 in Sluis - died March 6, 1978 in Amsterdam) was a Dutch writer, poet and translator, particularly known as the author of the novel Pastoor Poncke ("Pastor Poncke"). During the Second World War Eekhout was a staunch Nazi. However, the Dutch resistance fighter Jan "Poncke" Princen gained his nickname by reading aloud from this book to fellow-prisoners in a Nazi prison during World War II.