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Adriaan, Koos
Leo, Gerard, Willem, Frans, Johan, Hans


The Boogaards family






We ate sugar beets. We made them into treacle in the loft.
We really needed that treacle. But those tulip bulbs.
They were so horribly sweet – and I have a real sweet tooth,
mind you – but they were inedible.

My father said: “they’re nourishing, come on, eat”.
We had nothing else.