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The Yearbook of the "Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad" - Wie, Wat, Waar 1941 has two pages with burgees.
Roei en Zeilvereniging "Poseidon", Amsterdam (Row- and Sailing Club), not to be confused with the numerous Poseidon shipping companies. A red-white-red burgee converging in the fly, with in the center a blue diamond with in saltire a white rowing oar and a trident.
This club was founded in 1907 and has c. 200 members.
Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004
In 1939 I joined the rowing club Poseidon in Amsterdam and was part of a junior 4 with coxwain. Early in 194l Poseidon, like all other Jewish sportsclubs in Amterdam, was raided by the Nazi occupiers, who arrested every one they could find. All prisoners were transported in due course to Mauthausen, where as rumored the experiments of poison gases on healthy human specimens resulted in the demise of one and all. A name sake and half cousin of mine Koert (aka. Kurt) Herzstein was caught and died in Mauthausen 6.9.1941. Through sheer luck I avoided the raid and thanks to the efforts of Mevrouw Wijsmuller was able to escape the Netherlands and reached Spain in order to board a ship to Havana, Cuba.
Kurt Herzstein, 12 Feb 2005
The Proteus-Eretes combination is a student rowing club of the Delft (ZH) technical university. Image of the flag and description are on this website.
Jarig Bakker, 5 Nov 2002