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Hiding place family violinist Boris Lensky

Het middelste huis is het huis met nummer 107.

The Van Ham family, father, mother and son lived in this house. They had the mother's parents on the first floor. From 1942 a Jewish man went into hiding, the violinist Boris Lensky, together with his wife, a sister of mother Van Ham. At that time they had a daughter, Jetske, at this hiding place. Boris Lensky had adopted a new identity - his name was Karel van Marle - and came out regularly. In those cases he put a copy of the NSB magazine Volk en Vaderland in his pocket. A hiding place was improvised in the Maliebaan 107 building, in case there was trouble.

They survived the war in safety at Maliebaan 107, directly opposite the Sicherheitspolizei office.

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  • Text: Dick de Bruijne
  • Photos: Dick de Bruijne