Author: Vera ter Haar-van Oyen; translator: Aletta Stevens; 160 p.; ISBN 9789082859539
After 67 years, Vera ter Haar - van Oyen found a letter that her father had written for her first birthday shortly before his death. That was the reason for her to start on her childhood memories. The first part describes the time she spent as a small child in the environment of her grandparents Van Hall and Van Oyen. It ends in 1938, when she moves with her mother and brother to Refugium in Diepenveen.
My Adolescence in Diepenveen
Author: Vera ter Haar-van Oyen; translation: Aletta Stevens; 260 p.; ISBN 9789082859553
In the second part of her childhood memories, Vera van Oyen describes how she, together with her mother and brother, moves in with a widower with three children. They live at Refugium, on the edge of the forest. In the course of the war the number of residents of Refugium continued to grow. Sometimes as many as seventeen family members, people in hiding, refugees and German officers slept in the house at the same time. The book ends with her marriage to Henk ter Haar in 1947.
Louise ter Haar / A Life
Author: Barend ter Haar; translation: Aletta Stevens; 90 p.; ISBN 9789082859577
When Louise ter Haar joined the Dutch police in 1953, women were only welcome at the administration and the children's police. Louise experienced how this changed during her career. She was the first Dutch woman to pursue higher police training and the first to pursue academic police training abroad. Based on diaries, letters and articles in newspapers and magazines, the book gives an impression of her versatile life.