Childhood of Robert Gorter

At the age of three months, Robert Gorter left with his parents Hoorn to move to Haarlem (Aerdenhout and later Heemstede, two upper middle class suburban towns with mainly large and secluded villas. Robert’s father was appointed as “hoofdcommisaris van politie” (head of the municipal police) in Haarlem. His father fulfilled this function until he retired at age 63.

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