Kwint studied at the University of Amsterdam When he was required
to sign a declaration of loyalty to the Germans, he went into
hiding and joined the underground movement. After a while
he decided to come to England. On 8th November 1943 he left
Amsterdam for Paris, where he stayed for a while before moving
on. Later, whilst on Spanish soil, he was arrested and jailed:
kept in overcrowded and dirty conditions, and without medical
assistance, Peter was passed from one jail to another. Release
came on 19th January 1944, when he was put on a train to Madrid.
After reporting to the Dutch consulate, and buying clothing
and shoes, he was, with about 100 others, transported through
Spain to Portugal. From here, Peter was put on a ship, the
Ondura, bound for Liverpool.
interrogation at the Patriotic School he was asked to join
the Secret Service and to return to Holland. He joined the
Dutch BBO and, after training, was given the rank of 2nd Lieutenant
on 3rd July 1944. Two days later he died trying to return
to his country.