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Elco Lenstra

Elco Lenstra

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ELCO LENSTRA (b. 1986) is a publisher. He studied German, Polish and Dutch Studies in Amsterdam and Warsaw. He spent four years travelling to various countries to uncover the history of his great-grandfather and his family.


Recent title – English material

Wij willen hier geen avonturiers (We Don’t Want Adventurers Here), 2022

Press on We Don't Want Adventurers Here:

Lenstra writes with gusto about the life of his German great-grandfather and captivates the reader. - NRC Handelsblad

More than fascinating. This family history reads like an adventure novel. A rare glimpse into German colonial history. - Algemeen Dagblad

Poignantly describes the life of Lenstra's family. – Trouw