Sietze IJzen, lent 52 4
P en J Blauw, rope work 116 9
Erven P Hooft, as per sentence/verdict 783 66
16/8 1787 + costs 48
Dr Blombergen 25 2
Hoenders pharmacy 4 3
Furthermore a claim from
Marietje Spaander en Pieter Boon 32. 6 ?
Adriaan Spaander Sr (The Elder) 267. 8 ?
Petronella Johanna Andrea-Spaander's eldest daughter Adriana (Ada), together with her husband Jentje Buma, had a permanent boarder in their house, Broer Schermer, a cousin of Jen.
Jen was in the undergound resistance and in 1942 they took a Jewish girl into their home (Fella Kadlubik-Milgram). In August 1944 an 'onderduiker' , Klaas, a cousin of Ada, who printed the
illegal weekly newsletter "De Luistervink" (The Listening Finch), was added.
And as if that wasn't enough, in December 1944 they decided to get the Jewish girl's parents
(Mr & Mrs Milgram) out of Amsterdam. Together with two of Ada's brothers Jen moved all the
parents' worldly goods, like the coal/wood burner, furniture etc., on two box-tricycles (the stove was still burning on the carrier when they left Amstardam ! ).
A brother-in-law, Adriaan Biersteker (Aad), who had the use of a motorized three-wheeled carrier, and the 'onderduiker' were to transport the elderly pair out of Amsterdam to Krommenie.
That motorized carrier had a two-stoke engine and of course Aad knew that he had to mix oil with the (aviation) fuel (siphoned off from a downed bomber), and so he did. But Aad had an older brother who knew this too and who had, to make sure, already mixed the fuel with oil. Needless to say, that on the way the greasy sparkplug had to be cleaned repeatedly causing them to arrive an hour late in Amsterdam.
The return journey was made in the dark with the 'onderduiker' with a torch in the box at the front and the elderly pair stretched out in the carrier under a tarpaulin. They disembarked about a
kilometer from their destination to continue the rest of the way on foot.
The engine, which didn't stall once on the return journey !, thought it had done enough, gave up the ghost and never ever worked again. The poor brother-in-law had to toil a couple of kilometers to get the carrier home.
'De Luistervink' was an illegal weekly newsletter, the first issue of which was printed in an attic room of a book- and office-supply store belonging to Dirk Spaander at the Marktstraat in
The editor, Wim Blok (Rob) from Wormerveer, began by using a small Phillips radio of about
25 x 15 cm to transcribe the news of 'Radio Oranje' from London. The script was transferred to stencils by his fiancÚ, Adrie Poppen from Krommenie, and after that printed in the attic room by the youngest son of Dirk (Klaas, the above mentioned 'onderduiker') a couple of hundred copies at first.
These newsletters were distributed in the Zaanstreek district, Amsterdam, Haarlem by
Jan Stoorvogel ( 'John Haarlem' ) and Alkmaar by Jan de Jong ('John Alkmaar' ).
Since Wim's stenography wasn't very good, listening and writing at the same time was a difficult
business and he decided to 'acquire' a dictaphone from the firm he worked for, Polak and Swartz in
He was to let himself be locked in after hours and at 7.30 pm pass it over a fence to Klaas, who would be waiting on the other side of the fence in a side street. And so it would have happened, had there not been a night watchman. Wim was caught and had to face the company-director the next day who, luckily, was 'OK'. He was given his dictaphone along with a number of wax rolls, which could be used again after being 'shaved' by Adrie or Klaas at the Noord-Hollandse
Machinehandel at the Noorddijk in Wormerveer, .