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Wernerlaan 41

In my initial investigations into Emmastraat 58, the address where Farwerck lived most of his life, I had come to the temporary conclusion that the address on his mourning advertisement, Wernerlaan 41 where Johanna Farwerck-Borrius and one son lived at the time, might have been the former coach house. Looking further, this is nearly impossible for several reasons.

Emmastraat 58 initially seems to have had a lot of ground, see the maps in the other article. Large enough for a coach house to be built in 1898. In that coach house, the family Farwerck housed its personnel and later two sons of Willy Farwerck and Johanna Farwerck-Borrius moved in. This coach house is sometimes listed as Emmastraat 58, sometimes as Emmastraat 60. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find out where exactly this coach house was built.

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What happened to Farwerck’s library?

Some thing occurred to me. In my text about Farwerck’s house, I mention that the neighbouring school bought Farwerck’s house in 1967. He only passed away in 1969, so he had to move elsewhere. This elsewhere appears to have been a house close to his garden.

When Farwerck passed away, the main contact address was Wernerlaan 41 (see mourning advertisement) and his brother’s widow and one of their sons as main contact. Does that mean that Farwerck lived there? Mentioned separately, but also living in Hilversum are Willy Farwerck’s son K.J. Farwerck and his wife Th.W.C. Farwerck-Hoolboom. Hoolboom was involved in some of Farwerck’s activities (Thule and Nehalennia).

Could Farwerck have moved in with the widow of his brother or with a son of his brother?

It must have been quite an ordeal to move the contents of a villa into a another house in which other people already lived. It was not likely to be very empty. Perhaps Farwerck sold much of his possessions, but apparently not his library, as this was only auctioned in 1971.

This is a bit strange though. Even is Farwerck moved in with family late 1967 and he died in March 1969 he would have lived there for a year or a year and a half. You would expect ‘stuff to settle’ in that time. But how and why did the family decide to get rid off the library a year after Farwerck’s passing? Money problems? Making room? Perhaps the library has been stored boxed up at the attic all this time? The auction listed 1526 items, so that’s not just a box of books (and perhaps not all books were auctioned). What exactly happened?

Also I’d love to find out why and how this auction came to be and where all these items went.

Farwerck speaks

During my searches for information at one point I ran into an advertisement for gramophones with recordings of speeches of the National Socialist Movement. Four of these records are speeches of Farwerck.

I have searched and searched but I have no idea where I should find these records.

Today I made another attempt and suddenly thought to check if somebody perhaps put them on YouTube. That is not the case, but I did find a video which includes a video recording of a speech of Farwerck! Now finally there is a voice that comes with the photos.

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Friendly Franz

A video was found online which has features Farwerck looking friendly for a change. Click on the image for more information.

On Farwerck’s removal from the N.S.B.

The fellow Farwerck investigator who brought me most of the recent new information also ran into some sort of diary combined with some other information sheds a little more light on Farwerck’s removal from the National Socialist Movement. It also shows a bit more about Farwerck’s relationships.

The man we are talking about his Hans Ernst Schneider (1909-1999). He was originally a professor of literature in Germany, but he became a national socialist eventually working for the Ahnenerbe. Between 1940 and 1942 he worked for the SS in Den Haag (The Hague) in the Netherlands. According to Wikipedia: “he was responsible for replacing the staff of universities in German-occupied Netherlands and Belgium with Nazis and collaborators” (1) Apparently he had the same job for the Dutch National Socialist Movement.

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Nieuw Nederland

Amazing, another source for texts by Farwerck has surfaced. Again I didn’t make the discovery myself.

From 1934 to 1944 there was a periodical called “Nieuw Nederland”, or “New Netherlands”. This overlaps Farwerck’s N.S.B. period. The editor of the periodical was R. van Genechten who also wrote quite a few texts. Farwerck contributed only a few. One has also been released have been as separate booklets too.

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Willem Nijs (1902-1961)

A great find from a fellow Farwerck investigator.

Farwerck had al least two ex-libris bookplates, a Masonic one and one that is often called “alchemical”. In the biography I refer to a Facebook post of the Ritman Library who had the “alchemical” ex-libris in an exhibition in 2015 (1). The post says: “The designer of the present bookplate, who signed with the initials ‘W.F.N.’, is unknown (suggestions are welcome).

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August 2020 news

A grandchild of Carl Wilhelm and Johanna sent me two photos, the first photo of C.W. that I saw! I could use them, so I put up the marriage photo of the two on their respective little bios (see links above). The other photo was a family photo that included Franz Otto, the father of Franz Eduard and Carl Wilhelm. This was a reason to also write a little bio of ‘senior‘.

I finally found proof of Farwerck’s Theosophical membership, so I updated the Theosophy article a bit.

I did some further digging into Farwerck’s house which made me have to update the “Who was mrs. Farwerck?” text a bit as well.