My ancestors ask questions

You are the family storykeeper

Have you ever wondered who your great-grandfather or great-grandmother were?

I did. I’m writing a book about that discovery. From the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies to present-day Netherlands I’m going to present you with scenes from that work of semi-autobiographical fiction. 

Join in that discovery! Every two weeks you’ll get a part of the journey Maurits Bloem takes as he discovers who his grandmother is. Sign up for the email you’ll get with the story unfolding.

Photo taken before the Japanese occupation in Batavia (present-day Jakarta) L. to R.:

Moritz Kommer, Anna Maria Kommer (mother), Corrie Kommer (aka Jimmy), Loes Kommer.