February 24, 1893|
|Died||September 9, 1944
|Cause of death||Exhaustion|
|Employer||village of Grijpskerk|
|Known for||Refusing to round up Dutch Jews|
Dirk Boonstra (1893) (24 February 1893, Sint Annaparochie - 9 September 1944, 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.
- L. de Jong; Het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden in de Tweede Wereldoorlog Part 6B pages 608-609 ISBN 90-12-00502-7
- Het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden in de Tweede Wereldoorlog at Dutch Wikipedia project
- Paldiel M.; The Righteous Among the Nations; The Jerusalem Publishing House Ltd; 2007
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