What a wonderful initiative. I experienced at close hand the effects of the Nazi roundup in my home town of Putten. Of the 661 people deported from Putten, just 48 returned. The last survivor, Jannes Priem, passed away last year. A close friend, he was in Bergen Belsen when Anne Frank died there. He told me that he might have carried her to the crematorium.
Every decision we make is based on expectations of the future and rooted in past experience. That’s what creates the NOW. Therefore, let us never forget.
Some 25 years ago I took this idea for the name of my company. I am happy to be able to adopt the name of Jacob de Hartogh, born in Putten. A name I will cherish and look after.