|Your blogger (L) and the late Charles|
"Leidschendam" Boissevain, who was
driving us from Amsterdam to Haarlem.
Charles was active in remembering his family's contributions to the Dutch Resistance in World War II and he was a stickler for accuracy.
Many things that I wrote he would review with me and question this and question that. The fact that information may have come from another member of the family did not matter to him. His questions were about the reliability or the probability of a fact.
He would ask me:
- How could that person know that fact? How old was that person at the time?
- Is there any corroboration?
- Is it even probable? Isn't there another interpretation?
Charles and his twin sister Hester (named after their great-grandparents Charles the newspaper publisher and his twin sister Hester) were the youngest children of Bob Boissevain. The entire family received a Yad Vashem award.