My father's hiding place
My father's family lived in Bocholt, my father Walter Stern was born there. His father was Moritz Stern, his opa Eduard Herzfeld. They owned a men's clothing and textile store. It seemed to be a successful store. Moritz Stern married my grandmother Hilde Stern, who was Eduard's stepdaughter. In 1933, after the Nazis seized power, my grandfather would bicycle to all his customers in the Netherlands and in Germany to take the orders. Before, people came to his store. A friend of the family lived in Aalten, and they used to visit each other. And they had also family in Enschede.