Jakob de Jonge, his wife Jeanette, and their children Ruth, Heinrich and Joachim-Max, lived in Weener, Germany close to the border with Holland. Early during the Nazi regime, Jakob was imprisoned on false charges pressed against him by a Nazi sympathizer with whom he had previously had a business dispute. When he was released, but not allowed to remain in the vicinity, he and his family relocated and after Kristallnacht, they crossed the border into Leeuwarden in northern Holland.
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