Werner Otto Ludwig (son 2) Schalk

Victim | 1915 | Salesman for the Singer factory

Salesman with the Singer Sewing Company in Surabaya. Werner became the fiancee of Amanda (Manda) Martha Francisca Hartman, born on 11 March 1921, a girl of eighteen, socialite and well-known because of her high blond hair and deep blue eyes.

The Schalk family lived in the NEI for several generations but always kept their German nationality and identity alive. Werner, with his father and brother ended up on the ss Van Imhoff.

In the data link below it is mentioned that when the Dutch crew and guards who escaped in the lifeboats left behind syringes and a few amps with morphine for the doomed prisoners.

Mochtar Saleh (born 24 September 1917), son of the Indonesian medical specialist Mohammad Saleh and Emma Naimah Moehsin (1883) from Probolinggo, attended the sports academy in Surabaya were he regularly met with Amanda, the wife of Werner Schalk. Mochtar had a sweet character and soft looks. That is why he was nicknamed "Nies", an abbreviation of "manis" ("sweet" in Indonesian). He became the consoling friend of Amanda after the death of Werner at sea.


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