A look at the past

Memoirs, Buenos Aires 2004

Memoirs of Paul Alexander, related by his nephew Paul Alexander

“Although I have lived for most of my life in Argentina, I have always remained feeling very Dutch. Yet I have told my sons, who were born and raised in Argentina, very little about my life in Amsterdam. I have hardly ever spoken to them about my youth, nor do they know much about my family history. The war years in particular are a closed book to them. 

Then my nephew and namesake Paul suggested we put the story on paper in the form of memoirs. In the end, this has turned out to be a narrative that spans my whole life.”