My grandfather, Johannes van Stralen, was a machinist with NS.
He was stationed in Hoorn, Haarlem and Alkmaar
He was born in 1879 and died in 1962
Do you have any records?
When did he start working for NS
Did he start right away as a machinist, and what were the training/educational requirements?
When and why was he stationed in the three different cities
When did he retire?
What were the salaries he earned?
My father, Nicolaas Petrus Gerardus van Stralen
Born in 1915, was a auto mechanic in Alkmaar and worked for ATO and from 1940 on in Utrecht.
In 1942, probably around May, he was “transferred” ( my mothers description) to Germany to work in the war manufacturing industry. My sister told me an aircraft factory, my brother said an engine plant.
Six months later he came back to Utrecht to recuperate from an illness.
He never went back to Germany. He went into hiding.
Is there any official collaboration between ATO/NS to send Dutch individuals to Germany during this time?
Are there any records where my father was send to?
My grandmother’s second husband was Piet Barendsen
He worked for NS, probably track maintenance and lived in a small house along the train tracks near Schagen, NH
Any infgormation about him?