Dutch immigrant traces family’s journey

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP — Klaas deBoer knows the feeling of being at the mercy of strangers following his family’s move from Kollum, the Netherlands, to the United States 53 years ago. He relives those unanticipated adjustments he grappled with as a young immigrant to the U.S. in his self-published book, “Rough Seas: An Immigrant’s Journey from Holland to Holland.”


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