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People/Characters: Eric Hazelhoff Roelfzema

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Siebren Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema RMWO, DFC (3 April 1917 – 26 September 2007) was a Dutch writer who became a resistance fighter and RAF pilot during the Second World War. Near the end of the war he was adjudant (assistant) to Queen Wilhelmina. He was made Knight 4th class of the Military William Order.

He is perhaps best known for his book Soldaat van Oranje (Soldier of Orange) which described his experiences in World War II. His book was later made into a film.

He emigrated to the United States, where he worked in the entertainment industry. He involved himself in publicizing the plight of the Moluccas, a generally Christian people who did not want to join Muslim-majority. worked for Radio Free Europe, and help create 'Racing Team Holland', a Dutch motorsport team.

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