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Stories help us remember

On 27th January, people all over the world remember the day in 1945 when Russian troupes liberated the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. In November 2005, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan proclaimed this day Holocaust Memorial Day. Yesterday, people in Amsterdam gathered in the town hall and then walked silently to a memorial in Wertheimpark. This […]


Unbordered: the search for Adolf Lempert

Andrew Evans approached us in June 2016 because he was looking for information regarding his maternal grandfather. He had few details, and research was complicated because his grandfather not only lived in several countries, he also used different family names. Two and a half years later, he used all the documents he found to create […]


War cemetery Bloemendaal

Today I visited the Noord-Hollands Archief in Haarlem. One of my clients asked me to look for some documents about his great-grandfather who lived for more than five years in psychiatric hospitals. After my trip to the archives, I drove from Haarlem to Zandvoort to see the North Sea beach. It is a beautiful way […]