Love letters discovered from young Toon Hermans

Love letters discovered from young Toon Hermans

In his home town of Sittard, letters surfaced that Show Herman’s mid-last century, wrote to an inhabitant of the place called Groin.

Hermans had a warm interest for Lies (it was the time before he and his wife Mary came to know), but had tough competition with her. The eight to nine epistles of the entertainer was part of a package of no less than six hundred love letters to the woman from Sittard, written by a total of 46 men.

One of them was the showman single, according to the Sittardse stadsarchivaris Peer Boselie, in response to a message from 1Limburg. The package is already some time ago found at a dealer, in a old suitcase from a household.

In the year 2000, died favourite with the public eventually had it serviced at the Groin, like so many of the other interested parties. According to the stadsarchivaris showed the woman her worshippers, usually do not come too close, and speaks from many of the epistles, quite a bit of frustration.


Also from that of Hermans, that her in vain to be invited for his performances. The artist hoped that there will be “gevredeskust” would be, is there in one of the letters to read, but had the amorous courage finally to give up.

Groin married later “with a notary or a lawyer” and died, according to Boselie, in 1984. The six hundred love letters, and three hundred other letters from the case give, according to him, a beautiful portrait of the period 1940-1952, according to the stadsarchivaris. It is the intention of a researcher to let loose.

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