Comparing WWII and Lockdown

Dr Nick Lambrechtsen

Dear Professor Gott

Having just seen that reminder about your “Have our say project” in the newsletter of the NZ Society of Genealogists, I thought I would write a few comments about my experience with the Covid-19 lock-down.

I am an 85-year-old male, born in the Netherlands, so I came through WW2, and can remember quite a bit of it. I had 3 narrow escapes of surviving bombings since my family lived then in a suburb of Nijmegen which was frontier city from September 1944 to March 1945, when the Battle of Arnhem put a stop to Eisenhower’s plans of a rapid push into Germany. So I felt that having survived that, I should be able to cope with surviving the constraints of Covid-19.

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