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
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
A proces that will end in a book that can offer an insight into Jan’s life and times and the choices he made. And show – through what he had to experience – how precious freedom and democracy are. Continue reading The book and the proces
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)
That first evening, the 10th of January, was spent with the daughters Janssen and a few members of the Oisterwijk resistance group, including “ a lean, bespectacled man named Jantje Brunnekreef who could play wonderful jazz on the piano”. As Jan himself improvised with jazz he must have enjoyed that tremendously. The young people danced and laughed all night. Continue reading Oisterwijk: the southern marshes