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Flee the Captor



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By Herbert Ford

ISBN: 9780828008822 | 373 pages | Review and Herald Publishing | Copyright 1999

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"He saved my parents; he saved my life; he saved the lives
of so many people, many of them Jews;
but he did more: . . . he gave us the courage we needed,
and above all, he became the living symbol of a man devoted to his fellow man."
– Helene M. Cornelisse

John Henry Weidner, a hero of history’s greatest holocaust, saved the lives of 800 Jews, more than 100 Allied aviators, and many others who fled the nightmare of Nazism. Others with less moral fortitude may have closed their eyes to the brutality about them, but Weidner refused to be cowed, and so braved imprisonment and torture for his humanitarian efforts.

On May 25, 1978, the State of Israel awarded Mr. Weidner the Righteous Gentile Medal for his work in the Dutch-Paris underground. On the same occasion he planted a Saint John's -bread tree along the Avenue of Righteous Gentiles--a further honor for select individuals. 

"I asked John Weidner why he had risked his life repeatedly to save so many. His answer was brief and to the point: "They were God’s children; they were human beings.’" – Haskell L. Lazere

"Why was it that John accepted all these risks so readily? . . . he had that directness, that simplicity of faith, which made him realize that he was at all times in the hands of a loving God. . . . And it was because of this dimension of John’s life that he, a Seventh-day Adventist, and I, the Reformed pastor, regarded ourselves . . . as comrades in a common human cause." – W. A. Visser ‘t Hooft

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"He saved my parents; he saved my life; he saved the lives
of so many people, many of them Jews;
but he did more: . . . he gave us the courage we needed,
and above all, he became the living symbol of a man devoted to his fellow man."
– Helene M. Cornelisse

John Henry Weidner, a hero of history’s greatest holocaust, saved the lives of 800 Jews, more than 100 Allied aviators, and many others who fled the nightmare of Nazism. Others with less moral fortitude may have closed their eyes to the brutality about them, but Weidner refused to be cowed, and so braved imprisonment and torture for his humanitarian efforts.

On May 25, 1978, the State of Israel awarded Mr. Weidner the Righteous Gentile Medal for his work in the Dutch-Paris underground. On the same occasion he planted a Saint John's -bread tree along the Avenue of Righteous Gentiles--a further honor for select individuals. 

"I asked John Weidner why he had risked his life repeatedly to save so many. His answer was brief and to the point: "They were God’s children; they were human beings.’" – Haskell L. Lazere

"Why was it that John accepted all these risks so readily? . . . he had that directness, that simplicity of faith, which made him realize that he was at all times in the hands of a loving God. . . . And it was because of this dimension of John’s life that he, a Seventh-day Adventist, and I, the Reformed pastor, regarded ourselves . . . as comrades in a common human cause." – W. A. Visser ‘t Hooft

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Pages 373
Author Herbert Ford
Publisher Review and Herald Publishing
Language ENG
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Title Alpha Flee the Captor
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Author Code 1348
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Year Published 10/13/1999
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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY:

Herbert Ford


Now retired, Herbert Ford served as vice president of development and alumni relations at Pacific Union College, Angwin, California. He has authored several books and hundreds of journal articles.

 
REVIEWS:
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Alice

God's Superman

This is one of my favorite books. John Henry Weidner was raised on the Swiss French border. His family would take Sabbath walks from France into Switzerland prior to the war. He was very athletic and an excellent hiker and skier. When World War II broke out he guided for no money many Jews to freedom and allied pilots. He was God's Superman. He was captured 3 times and miraculously escaped. One time another captured rescuer and himself, jumped out a third story window on concrete and escaped to a priests home. Before he could take the Jews to Switzerland he had to go into Switzerland and get passports and have the World Council of churches sponsor them. That made his helping the refugees doubly dangerous. I do not believe that he feared danger.He followed God wherever he led him. This man was the head of the Dutch- French Resistance. The Gestapo put a 5 million franc Bounty on John Weidner's head.
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Alice

Flee the Captor

This is one of my favorite books. John Henry Weidner was raised on the Swiss French border. His family would take Sabbath walks from France into Switzerland prior to the war. He was very athletic and an excellent hiker and skier. When World War II broke out he guided for no money many Jews to freedom and allied pilots. He was God's Superman. HE was captured 3 times and miraculously escaped. One time another captured rescuer and himself, jumped out a third story window on concrete and escaped to a priests home. Before he could take the Jews to Switzerland he had to go into Switzerland and get passports and have the World Council of churches sponsor them. That made his helping the refugees doubly dangerous. I do not believe that he feared danger.He followed God wherever he led him.