“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
This week the display panel was officially inaugurated during a small, intense ceremony Continue reading Embracing the past at Saal
It makes me wonder how much information about the fate of Nazi victims and occurrences during this era is as yet unavailable as the information is locked within a language. Continue reading Unlocking language -Second World War Research
Sporen van zijn reis zijn echter gedurende de afgelopen decennia teruggevonden door verschillende familieleden. Op dit moment vervolg ik hun zoektocht en weef alle beschikbare informatie samen tot een zo gedetailleerd mogelijk verhaal. Continue reading De zoektocht naar Jan van Boeckel (in Dutch for a change)
I, however, am spending all my time perusing archives. Hours and hours of intense detective work. Old letters, reports, testimonies and orders. Books, articles and papers. In French, German, Flemish and sometimes in Russian (which I cannot decipher). The delicate material at times nearly crumbling in my hands. Continue reading A needle in a haystack in Brussels
Jakob arrived at Flossenbürg main camp one day after Jan did. On the 15th of February 1945 he left Flossenbürg main camp for the subcamp in Saal an der Donau in a passenger train. Continue reading Jakob Hajblum – A man with character
I watch as a tear, frozen in time, melts into moss. A tear suspended – burdened with a mother’s loss, a family’s emptiness. Continue reading The End – and The Beginning
I am going on a pilgrimage. A delving, unearthing and prospecting pilgrimage into history Continue reading Shadowy Pilgrimage
Below are the posts written up to now related to the quest for Jan van Boeckel. They are presented in the order in which they were written, and the order in which I gained insight into the events in his life. If you are searching for the posts in the chronological order of Jan’s life they can be found on Jan van Boeckel’s Timeline. Continue reading Posts in the Quest for Jan van Boeckel