As told by Friedje van Gils of New Mexico, USA
In the late 1950’s the Van Gils family arrived in the USA starting off in Akron, Ohio and eventually spreading out all over the country. They arrived with a group of friends and family. There was a “Dutch Club of Akron” made up mostly of Indo families who lived in the northern part of Ohio. Years later Friedje’s mother, Winny van Gils, was interviewed by NPR (National Public Radio) of which a tape was made recording her historical memoir.