A copy of Lost – The Quest for Jan van Boeckel is now available at the following archives and libraries: The Netherlands NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies The Archive of Noord-Holland in Haarlem The National Library of … Continue reading Libraries and Archives
“I am impressed by the depth and thoroughness of your research”
“The book is so attractively designed and with copies of the remaining letters and documents included it has become a jewel”
“Your book is beautifully executed. I am fully impressed by the appearance and the depth and breadth of your research”
“Clever how you keep it exciting. Well written. Accurate description of an era”
“The book looks wonderful! And the content is also very good. What a job it has been.”
“Well written, huge amount of research, beautiful book”
“You write so empathically about Jan, and you master the English language so well. Well done!”
“Your cover and layout show your artistry”
“You produced an excellent book. You are a very talented author” Continue reading Reactions and images
Those who have reserved or purchased a copy have contributed to fulfilling my mission: to make sure that this story is not lost. I am now able to provide some relevant archives, libraries and people with a free copy.
The quest has been completed and I end it knowing that I have accomplished what I set out to do. Thank you all who joined in. Continue reading The Quest for Jan van Boeckel ends
PRESS RELEASE: A memoir that was never written will finally be published.
The Amsterdam based author Wendy van Eijnatten will launch her book about the quest for her missing uncle Jan van Boeckel on the 11th of February 2018. Continue reading PRESS RELEASE
I wonder, after such an extended period of silence, if there might still be anyone out there who is wondering just that. Let me reassure you: it is coming along fine. Yes, I know I have not been keeping you … Continue reading How is the quest for Jan van Boeckel coming along?
My apologies that I have left you in the dark about my progress on the book about Jan van Boeckel these past three months. A book about my quest for my long lost uncle. Lost – the quest for Jan van Boeckel, Progress was … Continue reading Still going strong
After having seen Dachau and Flossenbürg concentration camps, visiting family, and writing to countless archives in 2015, 2016 was a rollercoaster ride. Here are some of the things I experienced and saw: Continue reading The quest for Jan van Boeckel continues in 2017
I wrote this episode of the quest for Jan van Boeckel when I was still at the very beginning of my quest for my uncle, who left Haarlem at the beginning of 1944 for a journey into the unknown. Ever … Continue reading Reweaving the tapestry of a lost life
This is an episode of the quest for Jan van Boeckel: From Holland to Bavaria As the story of Jan is anchored in Haarlem, I travelled to that city near the dunes several times in 2016. Now that I am writing, I find that words come to me … Continue reading Researching Haarlem 1935 -1945
Second draft. I’m working on a seemingly endless stream of research, writing, re-writing and fine-tuning. Still wonderful people helping me to get this story told. No time for blogging yet… Continue reading 84279 words
I have now been following Jan van Boeckel’s trail for a year and two months. The amount of hours, kilometres, words, papers and gigabytes that have been invested in this Quest is absolutely staggering. Continue reading The Quest for Jan continues …
A Bavarian spin-off: A journalist in Bavaria has published a beautifully worded and moving newspaper article about Jan van Boeckel and about my quest for him. Continue reading In the Bavarian press
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It has been a whirlwind year with intense meetings, dusty archives, wild nature, heartache and joy. Continue reading A year of questing