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Jacob "Jaap" van Praag
My father Jacob "Jaap" van Praag was in Dutch military service during WWI and of and on onward afterwards
Being a Jew he was interned in Transit Camp Westerbork from August 1944 till a few weeks before the liberation. He fled the camp and as a former Nederlandse Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten he joined the R.E.M.E. and U.N.R.R.A. rendering his services while trying to make his way home in Haarlem, where his wife was about to give birth. The baby was stillborn. In 1947 he apparently did courier work for the R.E.M.E.and was dispatched to Naples, Italy. I do have a photograph of my father in a R.E.M.E. uniform but will have to look for it.
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