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Karel Meerbothe

Victim | Date of birth unkown | Retired employee

Karel  MeerbotheRetired employee with Betonmaatschappij in Bandung

Ref: posting by Lisette on (April 29, 2012).

(quote) ... My grandfather Karel Meerbothe was also a German with Dutch citizenship. He was on the same ship as your great grandfather. My mother (89 this year ) told us the sad story when we were young. I often think of him and all who died with him under these terrible conditions, trapped behind these barbed wires, unable to leave the sinking ship … (unquote>)

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