Fragment of Passenger list of 1952 from Holland Australia Line showing 18 Jun 1952 Groote Beer passengers.
Fragment of Passenger list of 1952 from Holland Australia Line showing 22 Sep 1952 Groote Beer passengers.
Peter Vossepoel was born in 1958 in Weesp, which is between Amsterdam and Hilversum. In March 1959 we, my Mom and Dad and two older brothers, migrated to the US aboard the Groote Beer. The voyage lasted about nine days. We arrived in New York. We then took an airplane to Chicago where we lived for eleven years.
In 1970, I was twelve then, we returned to the Netherlands. As a 12 year old I had to learn to speak Dutch and adjust to Dutch life. I now live in Dordrecht. I am an accountant for an international publishing firm. Peter's email is P.Vossepoel@AMACO.NL
Left to right: my brother Jaco (Jack), my mother Greta Vossepoel, that's me (one year old) on her lap, my brother Johan (John) holding on to the Groote Beer lifesaver and my dad Ernst (Ernie) Vossepoel.
My "Alien Card" issued to every US immigrant.
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