1. House of birth of Jan Hendrik Oort,
Zilverstraat 16, Franeker.
Oort was born on April 28, 1900, and lived here for three years.
5. Visit to Berlin (1919). Oort the 2nd from right,
with friends before the Reichstag. Postcard from Jan Hendrik Oort, Berlin,
January 2, 1919, to his mother in Davos, Switzerland. He writes: ‘Dear
Mother, you can not half imagine how I am enjoying my stay here. Everything
is cheap here, or rather almost everything. I have been to the large Opera
House twice. I have never seen something so magnificent and beautiful, and
that for f 1,20, extraordinarily beautiful seats. You can buy here
everything, also foodstuffs, and mostly cheaper than in Holland. Yet, it
is a terrible situation in the streets. Everything unpainted, there are
horse-drawn trams, humping and bumping again through the Friedrichstrasse.
We are staying here in the centre of town (Gendarmen Platz) in a quiet
and very pleasantly decorated hotel for DM 15, breakfast not included.
The journey was splendid. We sat comfortably the whole day in the D-train
from Cologne to Berlin, on which we boarded in Hannover (2nd class for
f 4,00, almost 500 km). It was not crowded. For the Germans who are not
so very rich, as we are here now, the food situation is really difficult.
Tonight we will see the Oresteia of Aeschylus in the Grosse Schauspielhaus,
which has recently been built. If I could I would like to stay here for a
full month. The large streets and everything else! Many greetings to all
in Davos. This is us, in front of the Reichstag building, for 3 cents! Yours, Jan.’
6. Wedding photograph of Jan Oort and Mieke Graadt
van Roggen (May 24, 1927). Clockwise around the bridal couple from left to
right: Jetske Oort, Lien and Coen Graadt van Roggen, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Oort,
Mrs. and Mr. W. Graadt van Roggen, Jo and Pivy Oort, Emy Oort.