Dschero Khan

Dschero khan

Dschero Khan is according to his Mongolian birth certificate Prince Ganjuuryn Dschero Khan, nobel of the Borjigin clan and a direct descendant of Genghis Khan. Dschero Khan is the only child of prince Ganjuurjav Khan, a descendant of Setsen Sholoy Khan (1577-1652) and princess Altan Cècèk. Today, Dschero Khan lives in The Netherlands. When revolutionaries supposedly murdered prince Ganjuurjav Khan and his wife in 1935, the young prince Dschero Khan was already brought to safety and rescued by Tao Tao Tze, a Chinese monk and a close acquaintance of Ganjuurjav Khan, and brought to Semarang, Netherlands East Indies. There he was raised by a Dutch colonial soldier, called Gerard Meijers. During World War II, Dschero Khan escaped from a Japanese concentration camp at the age of 14, and joined the Buddhist Monastery in Bandung. At 17 years of age, Dschero Khan joined the Dutch Indonesian army KNIL and got involved in the war of independence. It was one of nine wars that Dschero Khan took part in, including the wars in Korea and Vietnam. He also participated in many other military operations around the world, as advisor and in active combat.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 28th, 1928
Place of birth
Khentii Province

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