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 Edward Herzfeld. They owned a men's clothing and textile store. It seemed to be a successful store. Moritz Stern married my grandmother Hilde Herzfeld, who was a stepdaughter. In 1933, after the Nazis seized power, my grandfather would bicycle to all his costumers 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.