First photo of his parents together
Joost de Snoo was named after his father, whom he can barely remember. He was three when his father was arrested in August 1944 and deported via the Amersfoort police transit camp to Neuengamme concentration camp. When his father was arrested, the Gestapo took his wallet which held family photos. Joost de Snoo died in Neuengamme in January 1945.
71 years later, in May 2016, the International Tracing Service (ITS) handed the wallet to his son. Before then, he had never seen any photos of his parents together. “I’m very happy that I made this journey and picked up the documents. I did it for the father I never knew.”