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Viewing the World Through the Eyes of Survivors

• More than 200,000 Dutch, including 110,000 Jews, lost their lives as part of the German occupation during World War II.
• Dutch resistance efforts aided in helping the Jewish community survive Nazi atrocities.
• John (Knegt) Knight of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was a nine-year-old boy in the Netherlands who witnessed the covert activities of his father's resistance group.

This award-winning documentary captures the compelling stories and eyewitness accounts of six survivors in war-torn Netherlands during World War II. All of these individuals were either eyewitnesses, active participants in resistance efforts, or Jewish targets. Their activities commenced with the German invasion of the Netherlands on May 10, 1940, and continued till the arrival of the Allies in 1945.

The more bad things happened to innocent people, the greater the resistance became.

Audience members will hear from the film's director and producer, as well as John (Knegt) Knight of Grand Rapids, Michigan, one of the subjects of the film, who tells a remarkable story about aiding the innocent and undermining Nazi efforts. At the age of nine, Knight witnessed the covert activities of his father's resistance group, as well as death and destruction beyond imagining.

Hundreds have attended events in the new WorldView series this fall, sponsored by Bruce and Mary Leep. Admission is free. For more information, contact Art Bamford at 708.239.4829 or

Click here for more information about the 2007 WorldView at Trinity events, including coverage of the Watoto Children's Choir, the screening of "God Grew Tired of Us," and the lecture by world-renowned physician and humanitarian Dr. Donald Hopkins.

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