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RVPS  14-10-43

Nationality:                                      Dutch.

Born:                                              18-4-1920 Bloemendaal.

Religion:                                          Jewish.

Politics:                                            Nil.

Languages:                                      Dutch, English, knowledge of German and French.

Father:                                            Tobias, aged 58, Dutch by birth, diamond industrialist, now believed to be in

Mother:                                            Gourtje nee DE GRAAF, aged 43, Dutch by birth, Kruidbergerweg 99,
                                                       Santpoort, Holland.

Brothers: (4)                                    Max, aged 32, last heard of in D.E.I P.O.W.
                                                       Joop, aged 29, diamond merchant.
                                                       Willem, aged 26, diamond merchant, living with mother.
                                                       Ben, aged 19, in hiding at farm in Achterhoek, Holland.

Sisters: (2)                                       Dorothea Elisabeth, aged 30, married to Hortst Kreeps, stateless, Jew, in
                                                       hiding in Alkmaar, Holland.
                                                       Elisabeth, aged 29, married to Bob ARONS, Dutch in hiding, exact
                                                       whereabouts unknown.

Last Permanent address:                   Kruidbergerweg 99, Santpoort, Holland.

Documents:                                     (1) Dutch Identity Card V.15.002154 issued at Velsen.
                                                      (2) Birth Certificate issued 14-11-32 at Bloemendaal.

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Date & Port of Embarkation:                                                  8-10-43  Haringvliet

Date & Port of arrival:                                                         10-10-43  Harwich ex H.M.S. "Campbell"
                                                                                                        ex motorboat "Meerkoet"

Date of arrival at R.V.P.S.                                                    11-10-43


BIALLOSTERSKI was educated at the Elementary and MULO schools at Bloemendaal and also attended the Amsterdam MULO leaving school at the age of 16. He then went to the Trade School and later to the MTS in Amsterdam, studying principally mathematics, but failed in his final examinations in 1938. He therefore went into the diamond trade, which he learnt under the guidance of his father, but owing to the outbreak of war his father's business closed down.

2. At the beginning of 1941 BIALLOSTERSKI began take part in assisting Jewish people to go in hiding on farms, etc. He was helped a good deal in this work by Jaap BALDER, Dutch, carpenter contractor of Broekoplangendijk whom he got to know through the latter's brother-in-law, BROERTJES, income tax inspector of Velsen. BALDER knew many people who could hide these Jews.

3. BIALLOSTERSKI reckons that in all he assisted about 40 to 50 Jews to hide. Among these was the family ..TE-OUDKERK of Amsterdam, to whose daughter, Clara OUDKERK, BIALLOSTERSKI is engaged. This girl ia at present in hiding at the house of the parents of BANGMA (RPS. 17.108) at Santpoort. False identity cards were produced by Henk PELSER, Prinsengracht 393, Amsterdam who is now imprisoned at Scheveningen. This man was a medical student and a member of the committee of the clandestine paper "Het Parool" BIALLOSTERSKI got to know this man as the

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latter's girl friend was a cousin of Clara OUDKERK.

4. Through PELSER, BIALLOSTERSKI got into contact with "Het Parool" in October/November 1942. BIALLOSTERSKI then became a member of the committee, amongst whose chief members were;

1. Frans GOEDHART (Records). Ex-Editor of the "Handelsblad or Telegraph" of Amsterdam who was imprisoned at
    Vught but escaped at the end of September 1943.

2. Koos VORRINK (Records).

3. Jan STALLINGA of Amsterdam.

5. BIALLOSTERSKI dealt with the distribution of "Het Parool". He did not actually meet WARENDORF (RPS 14.635) as the latter had escaped before BIALLOSTERSKI became a member of the organisation. BIALLOSTERSKI enlisted various people as member, who dealt with the didtribution of the paper, whom he got to know through other friends. He stopped assisting Jews to hide as he now concentrated on the distribution  of "Het Parool".

6. In tghe autumn of 1940, BIALLOSTERSKI became a member of the O.D. Organisation at Santpoort through two men who had been evacuated there from Den Helder. These were;

Jan BAKKER. Ex-Corporal fitter of the Dutch Naval Air Force, and

Siem BAKKER. Corporal torpedo specialist of the Dutch Navy.

Through these men he came into contact with the secret paper

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"B.C." (Berichten Club, now called "Je Maintiendrai".) The chief of this paper at Santpoort was Henny MEIJER, owner of the chain stores, Magazijn Nederland. BIALLOSTERSKI assisted in the stencilling of copies for this clandestine paper and also helped to distribute them.

7. In April 1943 BIALLOSTERSKI brought MEIJER into contact with the committee of "Het Parool" as a result of which the two clandestine newspapers co-operated very closely. BIALLOSTERSKI continued to work for "Het Parool" until he left Holland.

8. In 1943 he went to live in rooms in the Ouderzijds Achterburgwal, Amsterdam. These rooms were over a clothing factory and they camouflaged their windows so that it appeared that they were offices of the factory. BANGMA lived in these rooms with him and they both worked together for "Het Parool". BIALLOSTERSKI got to know BANGMA because Clara OUDKERK was in hiding with his family.

9. In may 1943, BIALLOSTERSKI pain one of his regular visits to BALDER at Santpoort. Reginald GIDDY, an RAF Officer who had crashed near Santpoort, was in hiding at BALDER's.

10. In order to help GIDDY, BIALLOSTERSKI decided to take him to his rooms in Amsterdam where he lived for about three weeks. Meanwhile, he reported the matter to "Het Parool" who were rather annoyed, as the considered it very dangerous, because if GIDDY were found it would probably result in "Het Parool" being blown.

11. However, they agreed to help and GIDDY was eventually handed over to "Het Parool" courier, a Belgian called "JEAN" who was the link with Brussels. description of "JEAN";

Age: 40.
Height: 1 metre 74.
Build: Slim.
Face: Dark hair.

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12. "JEAN" took Giddy to Brussels and he has since reached this country safely according to information received by "Het Parool" from WARENDORF.

13. During GIDDY's stay in Amsterdam, BIALLOSTERSKI had supplied him with  a false Dutch identity card, The photograph of this was taken by Van SCHOUTEN, photographer, Ferninand Bolstraat, Amsterdam. BIALLOSTERSKI had known Van SCHOUTEN prior to the war and the latter never asked any questions, but just took the photographs.

14. In July 1943 BALDER had two more RAF men in hiding at his home, they were Ken SHANNON, observer and James GUY, radio operator. BIALLOSTERSKI fetched these men from BALDER's house with the assistance of a local Marechaussee, GOTLIB of Langendijk, a friend of BALDER. This man managed to get hold of a local fire service truck, and dressed in his uniform, accompanied them to Amsterdam.

15. The two RAF men lived in BIALLOSTERSKI's rooms for about three weeks and through a friend of his, Sape KUIPER of Amsterdam (shot about 6-10-1943) BIALLOSTERSKI came into contact with a British agent, Piet or Kees BAKKER who lived at 50 Landzichtlaan, Heemstede. Description of BAKKER;

Age:  about 32.
Height:   1 metre 72.
Face: Thinn fair hair, blue eyes.

BAKKER is now believed to be imprisoned at Scheveningen. He took over these two airmen and assisted them to escape. Through BAKKER's wife and at her house, BIALLOSTERSKI met another member of the British Intelligence Service, called "JAN" of Amsterdam. Descrition of "JAN";

Age:   37.
Height:   1 metre 72.
Face: Dark hair.

16. BIALLOSTERSKI began to realise that since he is a very

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young man he would eventually be picked up by the Germans and sent to work in Germany if he had remained in Holland. Therefore, he decided that the best course would be for him and BANGMA to escape to England.

17. BIALLOSTERSKI had been friendly with a girl student since before the war. She was called Willi GUTTELING (Records) of Beeklaan 450, The Hague, brother of GUTTELING (RPS14.081). She stated that she would see whether she could assist him to escape.

18. Finally in July 1943 BIALLOSTERSKI was introduced to SCHRADER (RPS17.114) at her address. After meeting SCHRADER several times they began to trust each other and at the beginning of August 1943, SCHRADER stated that he would see whether he could assist them to escape but gave no details. BANGMA had been introduced to SCHRADER at the same time as BIALLOSTERSKI.

19. BIALLOSTERSKI sold his bicycle for Fl. 750 and he gave this money to SCHRADER as payment towards the cost of the escape.

20. BIALLOSTERSKI frequently went to The Hague and thereby kept in contact with SCHRADER. Meanwhile, BIALLOSTERSKI made arrangements for their positions to be taken over in "Het Parool". These were taken over by Hans POLDERMAN, Dutch, of Driehuisweterveld, Santpoort and Berthus de GOEDE, ex-student at the Amsterdam Nautical School and living at Ede.

21. Finally they were picked up by a lorry from the Food Distribution Offices which was driven by a man, name unknown, who was accompanied by SNIJDERS (RPS17.112). As far as BIALLOSTERSKI can remember the whole party was present in this lorry with the exeption of SCHRADER, JANSEN (RPS17.110),

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GOOSENS (RPS 17.103 and Van GRONDELLE (RPS. 17.109).

23. They travelled via the Rotterdam Tunnel to a spot on the Spui beyond Oud-Beyerland. There they went aboard the potato barge, "NOOIT VOLMAAKT" the skipper of which is Kees KOOLE (Records). From then on the description of the journey agrees with that given by De BLOOIS (RPS17.106). BIALLOSTERSKI gives the following additional information.

24. BIALLOSTERSKI sat at the back of the boat whilst SCHRADER, BANGMA and JANSEN sat in the front. They passed two patrol boats during the journey but BIALLOSTERSKI was unable to see them as he was sitting under cover at the back of the boat. He states that they were sailing towards the moon, as a result of which any enemy patrol boats were silhouetted in the moon light and therefore spotted more easily by themselves than they would be by other boats.

25. Later during the journey they saw what appeared to be a British Bomber about 20 to 30 kilometres away and which crashed into the sea in flames.

26. Early next morning the engine began to run warm which BIALLOSTERSKI states was owing to trouble with the bearings. The engine eventually ceased running. They tried to row but this proved of no use. Meanwhile, however, the engine was repaired by SNIJDERS and in the afternoon they spotted a convoy and were picked up by the destroyer H.M.S. "CAMPBELL".

27. They arrived at Harwich next afternoon, 10-10-43 and were later sent to the RVPS on 11-10-43.


BIALLOSTERSKI gives the following details about the three airmen whom he claims to have assisted.

(RAF No. 1130249)

Flying Officer - Radio Operator
Private Address: The Warren,
                         42 Monkhams Drive,
                         Woofford Green,

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Shot down on the night of 25-6-43,
returning from a raid on Bochum.

Ken SHANNON, Observer (RAF No. 6231175)

Private Address: 27 Upper Telling Park,
                         London N.4.

Shot down on the night of 25-6-43,
returning from a raid on Bochum.

Reginald GIDDY, Officer

Address: c/o R.A.A.F.

BIALLOSTERSKI's claim to have assisted these men is being confirmed by the RAF.

29. BIALLOSTERSKI is of Jewish extraction; is father being a Jew but his mother a Christian. He is not a practising Jew.


BIALLOSTERSKI appeared to be quite frank during interrogation, although he was very reluctant to give any names because he considers it very dangerous to mention them. He left Holland because there was fat too big a risk of his being picked up by the Germans and sent to work in Germany. He could have gone into hiding but preferred to escape in order to join the RAF in this country. He appears to have carried out a great deal of good work and I do not think he is any danger from a security point of view.


Provided his assistance to the RAF pilots is confirmed and provided that the look-ups prove to be satisfactory, I recommend that BIALLOSTERSKI be released to the Dutch authorities for incorporation in the Forces.

HH                                                                                                                                    P.R. Steel

15-10-43                                                                                                                              (Lieut.)


Date of Death: 26 May 1943

AWM 64 (1/426) NAA : A705, 166/22/69.

Commonwealth War Graves records. W R Chorley : RAF Bomber Command
Losses of the Second World War : page 164, Volume 1943.

Aircraft Type: Lancaster
Serial number: ED 695
Radio call sign: PO - J
Unit: 467 Sqn RAAF

Lancaster ED695 took off from RAF Bottesford at 2336 hours on the night of 25/26th May
1943 to bomb Dusseldorf, Germany. Bomb load 1 x 4000lb bomb, 16 x 30lb, 835 x 4lb
incendiaries. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to
base. Twenty aircraft from the Squadron took part in the raid and two of these including
ED695 failed to return.

RAAF 6157 FO Giddey, R S Captain (Pilot)
RAF PO Collins, P R (Navigator)
RAF Sgt W V Morris (Bomb Aimer)
RAF Sgt R J Avann, (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
RAAF 9430 Sgt S G Keirs, (Flight Engineer)
RCAF Sgt A F Birbeck, (Mid Upper Gunner)
RAF PO Langhorne, K R (Rear Gunner)

Post war it was established that two of the crew Sgt Birbeck and PO Langhorne were
killed in the crash, and the remaining five crew members were POW’s. In a statement by
the then WO Keirs (POW) he reported “We were shot down by a fighter. Extensive
damage to all motors and tanks. The Captain ordered ditching drill - drill carried out. All
the crew acknowledged orders as far as I can remember. The aircraft was out of control
for a few minutes only. Aircraft crashed in flames - it had burst into flames when hit.
When I emerged from the aircraft I found only four others of the crew out. The mid upper
gunner Sgt Birbeck (RCAF) and the rear gunner whose name I have forgotten must have
still been in the aircraft which was burning fiercely - we attempted to approach but could
not get near aircraft because of heat - ammunition began to explode and became
dangerous - we had to leave. As near as I can say the aircraft crashed about 10 miles
south of Den Helder in Holland. We crash landed on a beach. Captured 3 days later by a
flak unit. Sgt Avann and PO Collins captured nearby.”
The two crew members killed are buried in the Bergen General Cemetery. Bergen is on
the coast 6kms north west of Alkmaar and 43kms NNW of Amsterdam, Holland.

Giddey was arrested on August 7, 1943 in Paris. He was sent to Stalag Luft 3 and was given POW No. 2364 RTA.

427 (Lion) Sqn RCAF

Date: 26-JUN-1943
Time: 02:34 LT
Type: Handley Page Halifax Mk V
Owner/operator: 427 (Lion) Sqn RCAF
Registration: DK180
C/n / msn: ZL-A
Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: along Helderseweg, Alkmaar, Noord-Holland -    Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature: Military
Departure airport: RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Shot down by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Hans-Joachim Jabs of the 11./NJG 1, flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Bergen or Leeuwarden airfield.
Target: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Takeoff time: 23:22
Pilot P/O. G.A. Gagnon J/17025 RCAF Bergen NH 2-D-28
Flight engineer Sgt. Kenneth Albert Shannon 423715 RAF Survived evader, POW
Navigator F/O. R.J. Frost J/13420 RCAF Survived POW
Bomb aimer Sgt. C.R. Page R/114415 RCAF Survived POW
Wireless op Sgt. J.R. Hooley R/108426 RCAF Survived POW
Air gunner Sgt. R. Munson R/116469 RCAF Survived POW
Air gunner Sgt. A. McKinnon R/104179 RCAF Survived POW

A.J. Guy was the WT-Operator of the Halifax bomber JB928-EY-S, of 78 Squadron. It took off at Breighton airbase at 23:40 hrs.
It's target was Gelsenkirchen in Germany. On it's way back it was shot down by Major Rolf Leuchs of 11/NJGG1
near Bergen, Noord-Holland. It crashed at 00:51 hrs.
The crew of the plane was put together as follows:

Hugh Oddie, pilot.
P. Daulby, bomb-aimer.
A.D. Gillespie, flight engineer.
A.J. Hutchinson, navigator.
D.W. Lusty, air-gunner.
A.J. Guy, WT-Operator.
T.L. Roberts, air-gunner.

R.V.P.S.                                                                                                          Date of Interrogation:   20-10-43.

BIALLOSTERSKI, Tobias (17.107)

Nationality:    Dutch.
Born:            18-4-20 in Bloemendaal.
Occupation:   Diamond Cutter.
Address:        Kruidbergerweg 99, Santpoort.
Approximate date of information: Up to October 1943.
Estimated degree of reliability: A.1.

Arrival at Harwich on 10-10-1943 from Haringvliet ex "CAMPBELL".

1)                           No recent change. Information confirmed by BANGMA (17.108) and GOOSSENS (17.103)

2) a. The following information is based on conversations with Police friends of informant. These men from time to time gave him warning of impending arrests or house searches. The names of the three pro-Allied policemen are:

1. DE VRIES, Address: 15 Van Dalenlaan, Santpoort.
2. DE BRUIN, Address: Wustelaan, Santpoort.
3. VAN DER KOLK, Address: Hoofdstraat, Santpoort.

b. Contact can be made with the last named by using informant's alias Tobs de GRAAF.

c. The majority of the old Dutch Police are good patriots. Since the occupation younger men have been incorporated into the Police. These men are usually members of the NBS and are known as the Schalkhaar Police. They are most active in cooperating with the Germans in the large "razzia's.

d. During the winter of 1941-1942 informant's mother heard that a certain Van OLVEN was visiting Switzerland. He is a Dutchman living at Genesteweg or Genestetlaan, BLOEMENDAAL, and is believed to be a member of the firm Van OLVEN, stochbrokers, Amsterdam. Van OLVEN was asked to post a letter to Mr. BIALLOSTERSKI, Senior who is in the United Kingdom. Informant believes that these visits to Switzerland were for the Fair which he thinks was held at BASLE.

BANGMA (RVPS 17.108) who was an acquaintance of Van OLVEN's brother - Frans van OLVEN, states that the Van OLVEN family is very known in BLOEMENDAAL. It has a good reputation, and in February 194? he trusted Frans van OLVEN enough to speak to him about his clandestine work. As far as BANGMA knows, Van OLVEN's last visit to Switzerland early in 1943. He is believed to have been travelling for his firm, his family are held as hostages for his safe return.

This is probably W. van Olphen, de Genestetweg 12, Bloemendaal

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SECRET                                                                                                         R.V.P.S.  31-10-43



Nationality:                    Dutch.
Born:                            18-4-20, Bloemendaal.
Occupation:                   Diamond Cutter & Polisher.

                                                                        2nd Report

1. BIALLOSTERSKI has been re-interviewed after comparison of his story with those of BANGMA (RVPS No. 17.108) and SCHRADER (RVPS 17.114) and in order to obtain further information of his activities, and to establish the identity  or otherwise of his contact with the various personalities known to us from our records. He has also been questioned with regard to his father's activities in view of the trace at 6A and 7A in this file.

2. BIALLOSTERSKI has confirmed in broad lines the account given by BANGMA concerning the manner in which they became acquainted over the question of finding accommodation for BIALLOSTERSKI's girl friend Clara OUDKERK.

'Je Maintiendrai'

3. BIALLOSTERSKI does, however, mention further that he had already been acquainted with BANGMA's brother Anton since 1940 through BIALLOSTERSKI's contact with the committee of 'je Maintiendrai' and Henny MEIJER.
BIALLOSTERSKI confirms that he carried on no very great activity on behalf of 'Je Maintiendrai' during the time that Henny MEIJER was in control of the paper and, apart from a passing acquaintance with Anton BANGMA he had no further contact with this Organisation until he helped BANGMA with

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the distribution of the paper more recently this year. BIALLOSTERSKI like BANGMA, has no knowledge whatsoever of SCHRADER ever having had any contact with 'Je Maintiendrai'; the names of Henk KLATT and DOGGER have no significance for him whatsoever.

'Het Parool'.

4. As already previously mentioned, Henk PELSER, a medical student of Amsterdam whom BIALLOSTERSKI has known since before the war was a member of the committee of 'Het Parool' and, it was through PELSER, that BIALLOSTERSKI came into contact with this Organisation. Further details of PELSER are that he is aged 27 or 18 years; is 1m.81 approximately in height; has fair hair; is slim but quite musculair; he has Indian blood, although this is not patently obvious; he has blue eyes a complexion with red blotches; lately he wore plain glasses as a disguise; he normally wears a green deer-stalker hat; he was arrested in March 1943.

5. Bram Kuiper received from PELSER about 150 copies of 'Het Parool' monthly for distribution.

6. It will be recalled that it was through the 'Het Parool' courier line that BIALLOSTERSKI arranged the evacuation of GIDDY. He has now given me the following information concerning the working of this courier and escape route which BIALLOSTERSKI believes terminates in Switzerland. Through Henk Pelser BIALLOSTERSKI met a Belgian woman also on the 'Het Parool' Committee as the courier line representative whose surname he no longer remembers but whose abbreviated Christian name Iet. This woman lived in the Nikolas Maesstraat, probably no. 48; she is blond aged 28 to 30 years. Henk PELSER had himself this address from time to time.

7. The courier Jean (of para. 11, first report) would also stay at this address when in Amsterdam. BIALLOSTERSKI believes it possible that Jean and this Belgian woman are married; it was certainly through the woman Iet that BIALLOSTERSKI was introduced to Jean.

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8. After bringing GIDDY from Santpoort to Amsterdam with the assistance of GOTLIB, BIALLOSTERSKI took GIDDY from Amsterdam taking a local line from Scheveningen to Rotterdam. In Rooterdam instead of getting out at the main station they got out at a local station at about two or three stops before the terminus known as Station Bergweg and it was at this station that he had the rendezvous with Jean. As far as BIALLOSTERSKI knows Jean would take GIDDY as far as Brussels where he had contact with a British Organisation of which BIALLOSTERSKI, unfortunately, knows no detail.

9. BIALLOSTERSKI has provided additional details concerning two members of the Committee of 'Het Parool' who have already been mentioned by BANGMA. 'MAARTEN' BIALLOSTERSKI gives his Chritian name as Han. This man was formerly on the administrative staff of KLM, for whom he was stationed both at Schiphol and in the United Kingdom before the war. He originates from Groningen and holds a lawyer degree. He is aged 30 to 35 years and is sometimes nick named 'ADMIRAL TROMP'.

10. 'ERIK' is aged 37 to 40 years. In peace time he was a reporter of the 'UTRECHTSCHE DAGBLAD'. This man was well known for his Anti-German sympathies and, immediately prior to the war, he was publicly threatened by the Germans on the Bremen Station as being noted by the Germans as one of the first Dutchmen they would hang. he is known to WARENDORF (RVPS No. 14.635) and is presumably well known in the United Kingdom as he received an offer by underground channels to come to the United Kingdom and broadcast for 'RADIO ORANJE'; he turned this offer down.

The BAKKER affair.

11. It is also through PELSER that he originally got to know Sape KUIPER (of, para: 15, first report).. Sape Kuiper was a medical or law student of about the same age as BIALLOSTERSKI who, before the war, was living in the same 'Hofje' off the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam with Henk PELSER. Sape Kuiter has a brother named

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Bram a medical student at the University of either Delft or Leyden; Bram Kuiper left Holland for Switzerland in July 1943 - their father was a priest. BIALLOSTERSKI met both brothers again this summer in Amsterdam but, as both were living in hiding, he does not know what their addresses were. He did mention, incidentally, that a certain Susie Van STOKKUM, aged 28 years and her brother Dick, two medical students who were also friends of PELSER and were working with him on the distribution of 'Het Parool' since March this year (
1943) knew where the KUIPERS were living. Susie Van STOKKUM is living in a street next to and parallel with the Stolwijkstraat in Amsterdam (Woestduinstraat?) and it was through this girl that he would make rendezvous with Sape KUIPER. Sape KUIPER appears to be identical with the student named KUIPER known to us from our records as having been arrested on the 30-9-43 with a group of Communist agitators. These arrests were reported in the 'DEUTSCHE ZEITUNG in den NIEDERLANDEN'.

12. BIALLOSTERSKI has already mentioned that Sape KUIPER was shot on the 6-10-43 and this was almost a week or 10 days after his arrest which would correspond with the information quoted. According to BIALLOSTERSKI Sape KUIPER had somewhat Communist tendencies and was a member of a group of terrorists , the Chief of which was named OOTERS, this man was likewise arrested together with his associates. At the same time as being a member of this terrorist group Sape KUIPER claimed to BIALLOSTERSKI that he was a member of a separate organisation which had connections with the British Intelligence Service and that at the head of this organisation were one Chief and two sub-chiefs. One of these sub-chiefs was Piet BAKKER. BAKKER, who was already been referred to in the previous report was arrested about the 9-8-43 and believed at present to be imprisoned at the Oranje Hotel in Scheveningen. BAKKER had been employed by an Insurance Company as a travelling representative

13. Sape KUIPER had introduced BIALLOSTERSKI to BAKKER whom he had met on several occasions and thus came about that BIALLOSTERSKI negotiated with BAKKER for the evacuation of the two airmen SHANNON and GUY. These two airmen, incidentally, had not been sheltered at BIALLOSTERSKI's own home as mistakenly quoted. in the first report, but had been accommodated by BALDER (it was GIDDY

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who had been living at BIALLOSTERSKI's house and who had been removed from there to Amsterdam proper with the  assistance of GOTLIB - of para: (14) first report.

14. Further details of BAKKER are that he has a brother who os a teacher at the University in Amsterdam and that he himself two years ago had been imprisoned for about a month though BIALLOSTERKI does not know on what charge. BAKKER has a round face with a high forehead, wears glasses, speaks cultured Dutch with a slight Hague inflection. He had lived only since his marriage, i.e. for just over a year in Heemstede; his wife comes from Breda but her mother is also living in Heemstede where she is sheltering a Jewess.

15. The negotiations with BAKKER for the evacuation of SHANNON and GUY occasioned BIALLOSTERSKI to vist BAKKER at his address at Heemstede and thus make the acquaintance of BAKKER's wife Pietje (Sophie); she gave birth to a baby three days after his arrest. BIALLOSTERSKI believes that the charge against BAKKER could not have been very serious as his wife was allowed to bring the child to visit him in the jail later on. At the time of BAKKER's arrest he was in possession of a Belgian Identity Card in the name of Bram KUIPER. This card has been printed for KUIPER's use by BAKKER with the co-operation of his chief 'JAN'. The Germans who effected BAKKER's arrest also searched his house for a WT set but found nothing incriminating. BAKKER's defence was undertaken by another friend of Henk PELSER named RUTTING.

16. During the negotiations with BAKKER referred to BIALLOSTERSKI met BAKKER's chief who was supposed  to be 'The Chief' for Holland whom he had referred to as 'JAN'. 'JAN' had just returned from a visit to Belgium when BIALLOSTERSKI met him at BAKKER's address. In addition to the details given in para (15) of the first report, BIALLOSTERSKI now adds that 'JAN' had a small moustache, was of medium build and smartly dressed. He has met him fortuitously since in Amsterdam. He now gives a more generous estimate of 'JAN's height as being 1.76 to 1.80 m.

17. The above mentioned negotiations had unfortunately not been entirely completed but were interrupted by Bakker's  arrest.

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Fortunately, however, BAKKER had at this stage already passed a message to 'Jan' concerning the airmen who, three weeks later, arranged for them to be collected from BALDER's by one of his agents, a Dutchman of Alkmaar who was known to BALDER and who met the airmen at a rendezvous at Seyst (
Zeist). At this stage the airmen passed beyond BIALLOSTERSKI's ken but he is perturbed to learn from the RAF here that there has been, as yet, no report of their arrival in the United Kingdom.


18. BIALLOSTERSKI has the address of the above in London in his possession here. His explanation is that Hans KREBS is a German Jew by origin but now naturalised British and serving in the British Army. BIALLOSTERSKI had used this address at one time for the purpose of Red Cross messages to his father in this country. Hans KREBS' brother horst is married to BIALLOSTERSKI's sister Dorothea Elisabeth.


19. BIALLOSTERSKI's father is the subject of the trace at 6A and 7A. In the file on MIA BIALLOSTERSKI (cousin of present BIALLOSTERSKI at RVPS) there is a report dated 7 April 1940to the effect that Tobias BIALLOSTERSKI (father of present BIALLOSTERSKI at RVPS) is under suspicion of being connected with the smuggling of diamonds to Germany. A comment on this same report was to the effect that an Entry Visa to this country should be refused to him. It appears, however, from interrogation of BIALLOSTERSKI that his father came here direct by KLM four days before the outbreak of war between Holland and Germany and, because the invasion, did not return.

20. BIALLOSTERSKI claims that during the 'phoney war' September 1939 to May 1940 there was a considerable smuggling of uncut diamonds as a 'black' market traffic from Amsterdam to Germany where these diamonds were fetching as much as four or five times the normal price on the open market. The British Government being aware of this made approached to a certain firm JAEGER-SMIT of

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Amsterdam to established a diamond industry in this country with the object of defeating this 'black' market traffic by diverting the rough diamonds here instead of to the Continent. There was vigorous opposition to this proposal on the part of the Amsterdam 'Polisher's Association but the partner of SMIT of the above firm approached Tobias BIALLOSTERSKI and authorised him to visit this country and arrange for diamond-cutting plants to be set up here. this plant was to be exported from Holland.

21. BIALLOSTERSKI Snr. after establishing a factory in this country intended to leave this in charge of his eldest son and then return to Holland. These plans were, of course, interrupted by the invasion of May, 1940.

22. It would thus appear that, as far as BIALLOSTERSKI Jr. is aware at ant rate BIALLOSTERSKI Snr. connection with the smuggling of diamonds to Germany was directly concerned with impeding this traffic though, of course, the possibility that BIALLOSTERSKI Senior might be working hard for both sides to fill his own pocket cannot be entirely overlooked. Whatever the position I am satisfied that this point has no bearing on the security aspect of the case of the BIALLOSTERSKI now at RVPS.

23. The suggestion at 7A that one of BIALLOSTERSKI's (snr) sons might be a member of the Dutch Nazi Party would appear to be well nigh impossible in view of this family'sJewish race.


. BIALLOSTERSKI has impressed me as being a fairly intelligent individual and certainly more courageous than others of his race under the German occupation. From his account of his various activities I have no reason to suspect that his motives have been anything but patriotic but on the contrary he seems to have done what he could to assist his co-religionists of Dutch nationality; though his connection with the evacuation of shot down RAF personnel is not yet possible of conformation there seems no reason to suppose that it might be BIALLOSTERSKI's fault if these men did not succeed in gaining this country.


25. Release to the Dutch Forces.

VIFR.     1-11-43                                                                                         B. Thompson (Capt.)