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In The Beginning

It was 10th of April 1874, a beautiful spring day, when Eduard Walg and Klaartje Blok exchanged rings. Their "I do's" were the start of this Walg family. Soon the family was expanded. In total 7 children were born. And they, for their part, formed also new families. Around 1940 the Walg family consisted of more than 35 descendents. But then the war came...

After the war it turns out that almost the entire Walg family had been murdered. Very few had survived those terrible years of Nazi atrocities. From those who didn't only their names were left. Written on big rolls and in the book "The 102.00 Names", you can read them between all the other victims of the Holocaust. As anonymous names. But there are real men and women behind those names. Men and women who worked and loved and just had a normal life . Nevertheless, their lives were also full of stories.

At this website I am trying, on the basis of archive records, to tell those stories and to reconstruct their lives. Who were they? What did they do in their everyday lives? And what happened to them during Worldwar II.

This website is currently a bit "empty". But that will change! I am still at the beginning of my research. But gradually the site will be filled with stories and the Walg family will rise out of obscurity. The stories will make clear that Walg family was a perfectly normal, yet special family. A Dutch, middle-class family. A family like many others. However, there is one difference here; the Walg family was Jewish. And that would become their death-sentence...

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