Jan Campert

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Birthday
15, 1902
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Jan 12, 1943 (40)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
15, 1902
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Jan 12, 1943 (40)

About

A Dutch author, poet, journalist, and theatrical critic, he is best known for his 1941 poem, De achttien dooden (The Eighteen Dead).

Before Fame

He was born in the town of Spijkenisse and later lived in Amsterdam.

Trivia

He died at Neuengamme concentration camp, where he had been sent by the Nazis for assisting Jews during the German Occupation of the Netherlands.

Family Life

His son, Remco Campert, grew up to be a writer and poet.

Associated With

He, like Polish author Jerzy Kosinski, was a World War II-era author.

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