4 continents: Europa,
Asia, South- and North-America
Netherlands, Germany, Dutch East Indies, Signapore,
Poland, Belgium, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine.
The Postma-kids were all quite fond of travelling, or circumstances
brought them there.
the eldest brother, was a sailorman for many years on a
shipping-line vice-versa the Dutch Indies. This was also how he met
Hennie, the second brother, was a
sailorman across the world for
several years before becoming a secondgrade-school teacher in the Dutch
East-Indies, the "Emerald Girdle".Dutch Indies
He and his familiy moved
from one island to another.
After the liberation from the Japs on august 15th 1945(terrible as it
is, the atomic bomb on Hiroshima bought their freedom), they went
to Signapore, from there back to Holland
Klaas, the third brother, left his
hometown Emmen and went to live in
the Hague and later Utrecht. I found some - unconfirmed - evidence he
worked/lived shortly in Antwerp, Belgium.
Frouwkje, the only girl, stayed to
live in Emmen all her
life. Nevertheless, being an unmarried woman with not much strings
attached she travelled a lot in the afterwar years.
Joop, the fifth child, did scientific
research on the Mennonites
Gdansk/Danzig, what is now Poland, and was then German territory. After
his conviction in 1947 he fled to Germany, and from there by ship -
under the name of Heinz Wiebe - to South-America. There he revealed his
identity, and lived among the Mennonites in Paraguay, Uruguay and
A lot of people he knew from there moved to the USA and Canada
afterwards, he went to visit them several times and had a lot of
Bert, the youngest, fought with the
"Viking"Waffen SS-brigade in Russia
and Ukraine. He must have seen and done terrible things, travelled many
miles and crossed many rivers.
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