Dirk Boonstra (born 1893)

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Dirk Boonstra
Born (1893-02-24)February 24, 1893
Sint Annaparochie
Died September 9, 1944(1944-09-09) (aged 51)
Hersbruck Germany
Cause of death Exhaustion
Employer village of Grijpskerk
Organization Police department
Known for Refusing to round up Dutch Jews

Dirk Boonstra (1893) (24 February 1893 in Sint Annaparochie – 9 September 1944 in Hersbruck, Germany) was a police commander for the village of Grijpskerk in the Netherlands during World War II. It was for his actions here in refusing to carry out an order to round up the remaining Dutch Jews in the area with his fellow policemen that he is recognized in 1988 as Righteous Among the Nations by the Yad Vashem.


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