Jean-Baptist De Coster

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Jean-Baptist De Coster (1896–1968) was a Jesuit father in Belgium who helped find shelters and saved Jews from the genocide committed by the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler.


Some refugees were hidden by De Coster in a monastery and disguised as novice monks.[1] Among others it is known that De Coster found a place to hide for the Blinder family.[1] De Coster reportedly stated: "If these persecuted people are taken, I would have the consolation to leave with them."[1]


  1. ^ a b c Mordecai Paldiel. Churches and the Holocaust: Unholy Teaching, Good Samaritans, and Reconciliation. p. 143. 

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