Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) had started his career in Rotterdam, at Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC). In 1938, he went to Shanghai for the firm. The Japanese interned him, and most other Dutch nationals, from 1943-45. In camp, he met his wife Nancy and they married after the war. After a leave in The Netherlands, they returned to the Orient, where Charles continued to work for HCHC in Hong Kong.
Holland-China Trading Company was founded in 1903. One of the founders was Mr. Hotz, whose Hotz 's Jacob and Company was already selling products in Hong Kong. <Read more ...>
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