Het Nederlandse Beheersinstituut
As you can see, I started with "Het Nederlandse Beheersinstituut" on the 4th
of November 1946, just 9 days after I left Beukers. I found a job in an office and also
had one (1) week holiday! The first holiday for a long time!
Het Nederlandse Beheersinstituut was a department or something of the Department of
Justice in The Hague and was set up to locate and take possession of any assets of
Germans, collaborators of the Germans during the war, and of assets etc. of missing
victims of the German occupation. This at times took the form of breaking in into
unoccupied premises, collecting items from safe-deposit boxes at banks and checking all
records of known Germans and criminals at the Head Quarters of Police. All very interesting
but in the end it became a bit boring for me. During the 3rd quarter of 1946
there were rumours in the office that the branch in Rotterdam would close. In
meanwhile I started studies for Modern Business Administration and I found that suited
me better. I found a job with De Kuijper were I was to start on the 1st of May 1948 and
because I felt like another holiday, I resigned on the 1st of April 1948.