familie kolff


When the book of Tora Kolff-Gerretsen was sent to me by her son Hans Willem (Willie) Kolff (CCB XVIIoo) from Denmark I got the idea for this section. The document, in one page and as such not fit for publication here, has been edited by me (i.e. cleaning up FrontPage junk), divided into sections and pages, and placed on this site. The second ‘biography’, which doesn’t deserve that name as such, is an account of a journey to Algeria in 1921 by my grandparents. I took that from a handwritten booklet that my grandmother, Ella Kolff-van der Giessen (CBCD XVIv), had written. The idea is to give the information on this site a somewhat personal touch. A third chapter has been added in 2004: ‘1939-1950’ and a fourth one in 2005: ‘The Deil Kolff’s’.

Marius Kolff

Choose from below or click on the images for any of the Biographies

From the Lowlands to the Hills
The story of a lifetime that spans from Holland, to Indonesia, back to wartime Holland and to New-Zealand.
Author: Tora Kolff-Gerretsen (CCB XVIff).
A Voyage to Algeria in 1921 An account of a journey to a not so ordinary destination in the early 1920s. Enlighted with photos and other images.
By Ella Kolff-van der Giessen (CBCD XVIv).
World War II: 1939 – 1950
Experiences of members of the family who were called for duty, in the years 1939-1950, members of organised resistance, or volunteers to relief the victims of war.
By Kolff Family Association, Johannes Marius Kolff (ed.) (CBCD XVIv.
The Deil Branch of the Kolff Family
Of this oldest Branch (A) of the Kolff Family some biographies have been placed here.
By Liesbeth-Huijssoon-Kolff (AC XVIe1).

Victoria (Tora) en Cornelis
From the Lowlands to the Hills

Ella en Jan Een reis naar Algerije

Ella and Jan
A Voyage to Algeria

H.M. Queen Wilhelmina
and Jan (1939-1950)

Willem Marinus
The ‘Deil’ Branch