Herescope Part 4: Civic Church Anti-Semitism
|Exhibit: Dirk saving the thief-chaser
In the year 1569 Dirk was arrested at Asperen in Holland for committing a crime against both the Church and the State. He was held in a residential palace turned into a prison. He escaped using a rope made out of knotted rags. Using this he was able to climb out of the prison onto the frozen moat. A guard noticed his escape and gave chase.
Dirk had lost considerable weight on the meager prison rations. He ran over the thin ice, barely getting across with considerable peril. The thief-catcher following him broke through the ice and began to sink into the frigid waters. Dirk, perceiving that this state agent was in danger drowning, quickly returned and aided him in getting out of the icy waters. Dirk saved this man’s life!