Josephine Bernardine (Dies) Helb-Adam (1908-1982)
Josephine Bernardine Helb-Adam call name was "Dies"(1908 -1987)
she was named after of her young deceased and greatly regretted grandmother with the same name. (Josephine Bernardine Frohnhäuser (1848-1891)
The Stalpertstraat is part of the neighborhood Duinzigt and the Benoordenhout district.
Mr. Henri Arnold (Han) Helb (1909-1965)
After the liberation in 1945, Han became a diplomat and his first post was at the Dutch embassy in Washington.
Dies traveled with the Greyhound by the United States and there talked about the relationship between the Netherlands and Indonesia.
Subsequently, placements came in Bonn, Belgrade, New Delhi, Moscow and Pretoria .
As an ambassador in Moscow he had to go through the political conflict Golub-affaire (see below newspaper clippings) leave prematurely when he was declared till persona non grata.
Two years after his appointment at Pretoria he died at the consequences of a brain haemorrhage.
Dies lived from 1965 until her death in 1987 on a flat in the Mankesstraat .
She undertook all kinds of activities, translated books, wrote articles, including in Bres .
She also wrote a lot for the Dutch magazine Margriet , such as the section Letters from a grandmother and the great series Looking for the wife of tomorrow, for which she traveled all over the world.
The bundled edition of that series is quoted in books on women's emancipation, which she still had a sober look on:
"Every woman needs the challenge of the man next to her."
Dies would once have sighed against Queen Juliana, according to her grandson Aarnout Helb, of a woman who was married to a diplomat was not as she had expected, Queen Juliana received the sober answer "that she should have married another man". Dies was stunned by that answer and remained silent.
* I have to say thank you to Mrs. Koot-Lever of The Hague Archive for providing the correct address/street name Stalpertstraat 47 as there was a mistake in the original text ( Source: Fam.Adam ) that spoke about the Malpertstraat which is not correct, at least the naming, because that is Malapert, but this aside, because that in particular street name never existed in the city of The Hague.
By the way, there are street names with that name, such as De Malapertweg, Nieuwegein and even one in Germany, Malapertstraße, Frankfurt am Main in short, this family name Malapert once had something to do with history in a certain area or something of that nature.
Golub Newspaper Cuttings and Hotel / Pension Iepenhove
Marriage certificate of Jacques & Diti - 1905
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