Tag Archives: Nijmegen

Unknown Connections

Perhaps one of the reasons I’ve had difficulty in keeping up with this blog over the last couple of years, is that one of its underlying purposes has now been fulfilled. In my explorations of my family history, especially the … Continue reading

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The List

My small carry-on suitcase wheels clattered across the cobblestones as I wound my way through downtown Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands, my mother’s hometown where she grew up during the war. It was mid-morning and already quite warm, … Continue reading

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Kwakkenberg

It was quiet in front of the imposing gate at the front of this ominous piece of 19th Century architecture. Its high stone walls and symbols from an ancient people stood like a secret hushed in the close, warm summer … Continue reading

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