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posted by Rugxulo(R) Homepage, Usono, 11.10.2018, 16:05

> It usually depends on how far you go back. The most recent large waves of
> Europeans are already 70 years ago (forties, fifties). People that are old
> enough to remember the homeland are 80+ probably.

Well, we've definitely had more than a few immigrants (locally) in recent decades. So it's not only old-timers from world wars.

> Do you know the series Allo Allo? If you want English with German (or
> French) accents and WWII quotes, that is the one to see :_)

I'm mostly only familiar with things like Red Dwarf, Are You Being Served?, Chef, Monty Python, and Keeping Up Appearances. (But even that's been more than a few years ago.)

> Then there is a contingent "other Dutch". Former Indonesians (very aging
> since came over in forties, mostly ex-government workers or colonial army),
> people from Suriname (big wave during independence in 1975) and from the
> Caribbean islands.

Two more famous "examples":

Sarah Chalke (from tv show Scrubs) is Canadian (now American?), but her mother is from Germany.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zach Morris from tv show Saved by the Bell), his parents are actual Dutch (okay, with a tiny bit of Indonesian and German).

 

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