Chaim Nussbaum- The Rabbi who escaped the Nazis and survived theBurma Railway

Rabbi Chaim Nussbaum was born in Lithuania, but  grew up in Scheveningen in the Netherlands.  His story in World War 2 is a remarkable, some people just have a very strong life force. After he got  married  he returned, together with his wife, to his country of origin, Lithuania. When the Nazis invaded Lithuania inContinue reading “Chaim Nussbaum- The Rabbi who escaped the Nazis and survived theBurma Railway”

Wim Kan’s World War 2 years.

Anyone living outside the Netherlands or the Flemish speaking part of Belgium will probably have never heard of Wim Kan. It is actually not that easy to describe what he was, his title was cabaretier ,which is French for Cabaret performer. But I think the term ‘stand up comedian’ would be more relevant nowadays, evenContinue reading “Wim Kan’s World War 2 years.”

Alistair Urquhart- The man that just wouldn’t be killed.

Sometimes you come  across stories and you think “You could not write this”. Amazing tales of survival.Proof of how strong the will to live can be. Alistair Urquhart  8 September 1919 – 7 October 2016) was a Scottish businessman and the author of The Forgotten Highlander, an account of the three and a half years heContinue reading “Alistair Urquhart- The man that just wouldn’t be killed.”