Johannes Grasshoff

Survivor | 1890 | Chief steward

Johannes  GrasshoffOn Grashoff is noted as lead steward on the ship ss ESTE (1939, NordDeutscher LLoyd). Later, he moved to the ss FRANKEN, also under the NDL. The FRANKEN became the WANGI WANGI, after being confiscated on 10 May 1940 in Emmahaven, Padang, Sumatra. The ESTE was also confiscated by the Dutch in 1940, but on CuraƧao (Netherlands West Indies). This ship was renamed SURINAME.

Grasshoff appears in the picture of the Nias group.

In 1942, in Yokohama, on his way back to Germany, Grasshoff typed a full report of the period 1940-1942. The report is detailed and vivid. It ended up in the Van Heekeren collection in the Indische Collectie (ref 400.01078) of the NIOD and can be read on-line.

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