CPS Worker 002731 - Ewert, John L.

CPS Worker 002731 - Ewert, John L.

Birth year: 1920

Denomination: Mennonite Brethren

Original occupation: Student

Drafted from: Mountain Lake , Minnesota, United States

Entered CPS: 1 25, 1942

Left CPS: 1 28, 1946


Shortly after the opening of camp #123, Ewert "was called to the private office of the banker of Union Grove and told that the people of Union Grove did not like COs and did not want to see them on the streets and even suggested that the irritated citizens might resort to a neck-tie party."


--Taken from Steven J. Taylor, Acts of Conscience: World War II, Mental Institutions, and Religious Objectors. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2009. p192.


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