Shedding Our Stars

The Story of Hans Calmeyer and How He Saved Thousands of Families Like Mine

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During the German occupation of the Netherlands, 1940 to 1945, all Jews were ordered to register the religion of their grandparents. The Reichskommissar appointed the young lawyer Hans Calmeyer to...

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“What is the price of integrity? In occupied Holland, the German bureaucrat Hans Calmeyer (1903–1972) saved at least 3,700 Jewish lives and protected 9,000 more in mixed marriages. After 1945, some...

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