‘Stealing’ for food


What 62-year-old laborer would steal? Maaike Alles Sybrandi (1815-1903), great-grandmother of the president of De Nederlandsche Bank.
There are many people among the working class who work for a meager living every day from four in the morning until six in the evening. They go out hungry. Maaike is a laborer, as is her husband, both of whom have been convicted of stealing.
This was only a short time ago.
Read more: Kertiersteat Jelle Zijlstra – introduction and no. 27 (use the search tool)