This is my class at primary school in Amsterdam in 1954 with 43 children! We were all from 1947, the generation known as the Baby boomers. The end of World War II in 1945 brought a baby boom to many countries, especially the Western Europeans and the United States. My parents had the same idea as all the others and so we all marched into the classrooms of schools that were not required to so many children. We were packed together and I remember in the third year we were even with 50 children. I can't say that I have suffered, you take things as a child for granted, and I always enjoyed my school period. The teachers however must have had a hard job.
And now of course you want to know which one I am, the second row down from above, the third one from the left. The second one left next to me is my refound friend of yesterday's post.
This is the same class in the sixth year on a three day school holiday with only 30 children left, I don't remember why but I think it had to do with money, the parents had to pay for it. The camp was organized by a foundation Vacation Kids founded in 1919 to allow city children (called "white noses") to get some fresh air in the country. I am on top row in the middle with that billowing skirt with my friend at the right next to me.