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Nanne Zwiep

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The Reverend Nanne Zwiep 3 August 1894 in Beemster, North Holland – 24 November 1942 in Dachau was a pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church in the town of Enschede He was arrested by the Nazis during the German occupation of the Netherlands and died in the concentration camp at Dachau near Munich

Zwiep became a pastor in Enschede in 1929 and was a well-known figure in the town On Sunday 19 April 1942, he spoke out in a sermon against National Socialism and the persecution of the Jews The following day he was arrested by the Germans and after five months of interrogation in prison in Arnhem and Amersfoort he was transported to Dachau On 24 November 1942, two months after his arrival at the camp, he died of exhaustion and malnutrition

The biggest Scout group in Enschede is named in Zwiep's memory

A street in Oostzaan, North Holland, a town where Zwiep worked as pastor from 1924–1927, bears his name - the "Dominee Nanne Zwiepsingel" On the 4th of May, 1978, Oostzaan erected a monument dedicated to the reverend, consisting of a bronze statue of a chair with a chained bird

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