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  Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Verwoerd was born in Weesp, near Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
During Verwoerd's term in office, South Africa ceased to be a Commonwealth realm under Queen Elizabeth II known as the Union of South Africa, instead becoming a republic in 1961, known as the Republic of South Africa.
In 1966, Verwoerd was stabbed to death in the House of Assembly by Dimitri Tsafendas, a parliamentary clerk, who escaped the death penalty on the grounds of insanity, saying that a large worm in his stomach told him to kill Verwoerd.
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 Prominent People - Verwoerd, Dr. Hendrik French   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Verwoerd was the 6th Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa and during his term of office South Africa became a Republic.
Verwoerd was a brilliant student and his seniors and peers noted his leadership.
Verwoerd was elected Prime Minister on 2 September 1958, and the gist of his first message, as leader was that he accepts his election as a call to do his duty..
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 AllRefer.com - Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd (Southern African History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
In 1958 he was elected to parliament and, upon the death of J. Strijdom, became prime minister.
A harsh proponent of white supremacy, Verwoerd, in response to foreign criticism, reformulated the apartheid policy as "separate development," meaning physical segregation of the races.
An attempt was made (1960) on his life; its failure was interpreted by Verwoerd as God's approval of his work.
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 Hendrik Verwoerd - The architect of Apartheid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Verwoerd was born in Amsterdam on 8 September 1901.
Foreign interference still hampered Hendrik Verwoerd's ambitions, and the white population voted in a referendum on whether or not the country should remain in the Commonwealth.
On 6 September 1966, parliamentary messenger Dmitri Tsafendas stabbed Hendrik Verwoerd in the chest and neck, and the Prime Minister was declared dead on arrival at Groote Schuur hospital.
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 Hendrik Verwoerd - Wikipédia
Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd (1901-1966) était un homme politique afrikaner et un ancien Premier ministre d'Afrique du Sud.
Hendrik Verwoerd est souvent qualifié de « grand architecte de l'apartheid ».
Verwoerd est né aux Pays-Bas le 8 septembre 1901 d'un père pasteur hollandais.
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 Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd Biography / Biography of Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd Biography Biography
Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd (1901-1966) was the sixth prime minister of South Africa.
Hendrik Verwoerd was born near Amsterdam, Holland, on Sept. 8, 1901.
Verwoerd developed a system designed to keep the African the intellectual inferior of the white man. All African men and women were fingerprinted and forced to carry a pass containing intimate personal details.
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 Knowledge King - Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd (8 September 1901 - 6 September 1966) was Prime Minister of South Africa from 1958 to 1966, when he was assassinated.
During Verwoerd's term in office, South Africa became a republic in 1961.
The creation of a republic was one of the National Party's cherished goals since it came to power in 1948, the opposition United Party and many English-speaking whites were against such a change.
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 Hendrik Verwoerd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Unlike his predecessors, Verwoerd was not born in South Africa, but came with hisparents from the Netherlands.
During Verwoerd's term in office, South Africa ceased to be a Commonwealth realm under Queen ElizabethII and became a republic in 1961.
In 1966, Verwoerd was stabbed to death in the House of Assembly by Dimitri Tsafendas,a parliamentary clerk, who escaped the death penalty on the grounds of insanity.
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 Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Academic, politician, prime minister and ideologue, Verwoerd is remembered as the architect of the racist laws and segregation practice known across the globe as ‘grand apartheid’;.
Hendrik Verwoerd was born in Amsterdam, Holland on 8 September 1901.
Verwoerd was also in charge of African education, which he believed should be adapted to the economic life of Africans in South Africa.
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 Guardian | Mugabe's ties to the architect of apartheid
Verwoerd came to be seen as embodying what Afrikaners call kragdadigheid, a word which might best be translated as "fighting spirit".
Verwoerd was an elected tyrant who crossed the line between government and religion: like modern tyrants, he reversed Charles Peguy's dictum - that what begins in mysticism ends in politics.
Verwoerd believed that South Africa was a victim of a worldwide conspiracy, directed by Britain, which wanted to destroy the Afrikaner.
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 Grandson of Apartheid Prime Minister Tells How He Overcame Racist Past - February 18, 2003
Verwoerd's comfortable life was largely the product of his family identity and the color of his skin.
His grandfather, Hendrik Verwoerd, was a former South African minister and prime minister known as the "architect of apartheid" for his role in formalizing South Africa's system of institutionalized racism.
Hendrik Verwoerd, a hero among the Afrikaners, was hated by many South Africans.
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 Crimes & Mysteries of South Africa
Hendrik Fredresch Verwoerd, psychologist, sociologist, journalist, statesman and the architect of apartheid, was born in Amsterdam on 8 September 1901.
Dr Verwoerd's contribution to the party's success was clearly recognized and he was elected to the Senate, where he became the leader of the ruling party.
On 9 April 1960, Dr Verwoerd opened the Union Exposition on the Witwatersrand to mark the jubilee of the Union of South Africa.
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 Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd - Wikipedia
Verwoerd kam 1902 als Kind mit seiner Familie aus den Niederlanden nach Südafrika.
Verwoerd hatte in Deutschland nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut kennengelernt und wurde von der Rassenideologie der Nationalsozialisten stark beeinflusst.
Das unterschied Verwoerds Haltung vom früheren Rassismus, wie er besonders unter den Buren verbreitet war.
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 Science Fair Projects - Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Verwoerd was born near Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
It is still not clear today to what degree Tsafendas' assasination of Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid, was a political act.
The trial of Tsafendas dealt mainly with the question of whether he was capable of fully understanding the consequences of his actions, and possible motives were never discussed.
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 Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nicknamed 'the architect of apartheid', he presided over the Sharpeville Massacre and the banning of the African National Congress and Pan-Africanist Congress, as well as the sentencing of Nelson Mandela to life imprisonment.
During his term in office, South Africa became a republic in 1961, thereby achieving on of his National Party's cherished goals, and left the Commmonwealth in the face of increased hostility to his apartheid policies.
In 1996, Verwoerd was stabbed to death in the House of Assembly by Dimitri Tsafendas, a parliamentary clerk, who escaped the death penalty on the grounds of insanity.
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 SABCnews.com - entertainment/other   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A museum dedicated to Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid and one-time prime minister of South Africa, is to be established in the whites-only town of Orania.
Betsie Verwoerd, who died in February this year, was visited at her home in Orania by Nelson Mandela in 1995 in what was regarded as a generous act of reconciliation by the former president.
Verwoerd, widely denounced as the man who institutionalised racial discrimination against fls, led South Africa from 1958 until he was assassinated in 1966.
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 Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd (el 8 de septiembre de 1901 - el 6 de septiembre de 1966) era primer ministro de Suráfrica a partir de 1958 a 1966, cuando lo asesinaron.
Su padre, Wilhelm Verwoerd, era un contratista de edificio y misionario para la iglesia reformada holandesa que volvió a poner a familia a Suráfrica en 1903.
En 1966, Verwoerd fue apuñalado a la muerte en la casa de la asamblea por Dimitri Tsafendas, vendedor parlamentario, que escapó la pena de muerte sobre la base de locura.
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 Encyclopedia: Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A Commonwealth Realm is any one of the 16 sovereign states of the Commonwealth that recognise Queen Elizabeth II as their Queen and head of state.
Verwoerd also managed to persuade them by keeping the system of government almost exactly the same (except that the president would be chosen by both houses) The United Party was South Africas ruling political party between 1934 and 1948.
Capital punishment, also referred to as the death penalty, is the judicially ordered execution of a prisoner as a punishment for a serious crime, often called a capital offense or a capital crime.
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 Psychiatry and South Africa - Creating Racism: Psychiatry's Betrayal - Citizens Commission on Human Rights Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
South African Prime Minister and the primary architect of apartheid, Dr. Hendrik Verwoerd, was a psychologist who obtained his doctorate in psychology in 1924 with the thesis, "Die Afstomping van die Gemoedsaandoeninge" (The Blunting of the Emotions) which is essentially what he proceeded to accomplish in that troubled country.
In 1926, Verwoerd furthered his studies in psychology at universities in Hamburg, Leipzig and Berlin in Germany; at the time, these same institutions were energetically forwarding psychiatric genetics.
Verwoerd held strong views regarding the importance of the race barrier being held in place.
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 The Dzhambul of South Africa?
Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd (1901-1966), Prime Minister of South Africa 1958-1966, was the brains behind Apartheid.
Verwoerd was South Africa's "Minister of Native Affairs" (responsible for government policy toward the voteless African majority) 1950-1958.
Verwoerd might have taken credit as an early advocate of "Afrocentric" education programs, sheltering non-white schoolchildren from the alien Western curriculum of missionary schools.
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 African Dawn
The minister of Native Affairs, and from 1958, Prime Minister, was Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd.
Verwoerd inculcated in South Africans a belief that those who opposed apartheid or criticised it either misunderstood the policy or were dangerous communists.
Verwoerd survived as assassination attempt in 1960 (which helped to deify him further) but was killed by a Greek immigrant in 1966.
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 Hendrik Verwoerd
He has competed in, written about and commentated on motoring and motor racing events for the past twenty years, and is regarded as one of the country’s leading authorities on Formula 1 racing.
Hendrik is Chairman of the SA Motorsport Club, founder member of the Formula One Club of South Africa, and a member of SA Guild of Motoring Journalists where he is a regular Jury member in the annual Car of the Year competition.
Hendrik’s journalistic skills, in-depth knowledge of the motoring world and totally relaxed presentation style, whether in English or Afrikaans, makes him a valuable contributor to Car Torque.
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 Cape Times - Pupils make no fuss, but Asmal objects to Verwoerd's bust
The "old guy" she was referring to was former South African prime minister and apartheid architect Hendrik Verwoerd.
Education Minister Kadar Asmal wrote a letter to the school praising it as an example of integration, but said he could not visit it because the "bust of the architect of apartheid is there and, whereas the name of the school represents its history, the bust creates problems".
Verwoerd himself would probably agree with Asmal about the use of his name and the bust.
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 Sunday Times - millennium - 02 January 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The fanatical Verwoerd refused to allow television in South Africa in the '60s, mainly to suppress information such as that on the crisis erupting in the country, which saw 69 people killed by police in the 1960 anti-pass uprising in Sharpeville.
There had already been one attempt on Verwoerd's life when, in 1966, a parliamentary messenger, Dimitri Tsafendas, vented his rage at the prime minister's obsession with racial classification and stabbed him to death on the floor of the National Assembly.
VERWOERD would have been behind the government's decision to force Albert Luthuli to choose between his leadership of the ANC and remaining the chief of the Kholwa people.
www.suntimes.co.za /2000/01/02/millennium/mil17.htm   (1468 words)

 Guardian | Uncle Dimi, the assassin
In South Africa in September 1966, prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd, known as the architect of apartheid, was killed on the floor of parliament by a messenger.
I have been promised a glance into the chamber where the deed was done, as it is no longer used for the parliament.
Verwoerd bent his head expectantly towards him, ostensibly to receive a message.
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