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F. C. Heusdens was a Reformed missionary, who after having been active on the Indonesian island of Celebes, was in 1940 appointed as an administrator of the leper colony at Donorodjo on the island of Java. This colony was founded and managed by the Dutch Mennonite Mission Society. In March 1942, during World War II, when the Japanese captured and occupied the Dutch East Indies, a crowd of fanatical Muslims attacked the leper camp of Donorodjo, and Heusdens was stoned to death.

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Amstuz, D. Verslagen van het Doopsgezind zendingsveld op Java over de jaren 1940‑1947. Amsterdam: Offsetdruk Erla, 1947: 2, 12, 14.

Jaarverslag Doopsgezind Zendingsvereniging 1945-1949: 4.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Heusdens, F. C. (d. 1942)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 28 May 2016.,_F._C._(d._1942)&oldid=107966.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Heusdens, F. C. (d. 1942). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 May 2016, from,_F._C._(d._1942)&oldid=107966.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 735. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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