Rescue and Resistance

Peter Kooy

Peter Kooy was born in Amsterdam, Holland. His family hid many people, both Jewish and non-Jewish, from the Germans during the war. One of those hidden was Hans Angress, who lived with the Kooy family for a year and a half. In 1989, Peter's parents were recognized among Yad Vashem's Righteous Among the Nations for their actions during the war.
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Click here to view an excerpt from the testimony of Hans Angress, who was hidden by the Kooy family.


Knud Dyby

Knud Dyby was working as a police officer in Copenhagen during the war, and was part of the resistance movement. He helped Jewish families escape Denmark by sea to Sweden and participated in sabotage efforts against the Nazi occupiers. For his work, Mr. Dyby was recognized in 2004 among Yad Vashem's Righteous Among the Nations.
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George Wittenstein

During the war, George Wittenstein was a member of the White Rose, a student resistance movement begun by Hans Scholl and Alex Schmorell. The White Rose wrote and distributed anti-Nazi leaflets, a capital crime at that time. Many members of the group were arrested, tried, and executed.
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