Rinus van Galen

  • Born in the Netherlands
  • 1941: Accidental death of father during the black-out
  • April 1942: Work deployment to Germany, arrived at Potsdam-Rehbrücke transit camp
  • Forced labour at the Altmärkische Kettenwerk, Ltd. (Alkett), a subsidiary of Rheinmetall-Borsig
  • Housed at a camp in Tegel-Borsigwalde
  • 1943: Escape attempt, imprisonment at the police prison at Alexanderplatz
  • End of 1944: Imprisoned again and sent to the labour re-education camp Großbeeren
  • April 1945: Liberation in Berlin
  • Juni 1945: Return to Rotterdam