The Texas Theatre: last steps of a free man

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It’s probably one of the most famous cinema’s in world history: the Texas Theatre in Dallas. Here, at 231 West Jefferson Boulevard, Lee Harvey Oswald was taken into custody after a struggle with Dallas police officers. The freedom of the 24-year-old alleged murderer of president John F. Kennedy was hereby ended, for good. Intrigued by […]

New document Oswald on SS Maasdam

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I did years of research into the trip Oswald made from Minsk to Texas through my own country, the Netherlands, and on the days aboard the ship SS Maasdam, from Rotterdam to Hoboken, New Jersey. Saw photos and documents, came in contact with people who were on this ship with Lee Harvey Oswald. by PERRY […]

11/22/2013: 50 years after the JFK assassination

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November 22, 2013. The assassination of John F. Kennedy was exactly 50 years ago. What happened in Kennedy’s final hours? This is a liveblog on the events, from his departure in Fort Worth until the take off of Air Force One 3,5 hours later – now with a new President.  by PERRY VERMEULEN, STAN BOS […]

Oswald-related places to visit when hungry and thirsty

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This september I visited New Orleans and Dallas. Walking around in these city’s makes a man hungry and thirsty. This is an enumeration of places to visit when in need for a beer or a burger. All places have a relation to key players of the events in November, 1963. Did you know The Ozzie Rabbit Lodge, […]

Visiting Marina

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“Get out of my property,” hissed the 75-year-old Kenneth Porter with restrained anger. He was clearly not enamored of this unannounced visit from the Netherlands. The second husband of Marina Oswald Porter was assisted by a loud barking, medium-sized dog. “Get out of my property, didn’t you see the warning sign at the beginning of […]

Ruth Paine House Museum opens

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I visited the Ruth Paine house in Iriving, Dallas, last september. It was empty inside. Well, empty… A table, some chairs and a painting were left by the last occupants. Two months after my quick visit, the house is a home again. The Ruth Paine House Museum opens to public on November 6. by PERRY […]

Oswald on SS Maasdam IV

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Received a mail from someone who was interested in information I shared in the period 2007-2010, on the trip Lee Harvey Oswald made from Rotterdam (the Netherlands, my country) to the United States. Oswald travelled with his wife Marina and their baby, June. They left Minsk and travelled by train through Moscow, Poland and Germany, […]

1026 N. Beckley Avenue: visiting Pat Hall

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I rang the bell of 1026 North Beckley Avenue in the afternoon of September 10, last month, while visiting Dallas. After a while a middle-aged woman looked through the glass. She wasn’t feeling well, but if I wanted to wait for 20 minutes, she was willing to dress up for a short interview. Great news: […]

Magazine St, New Orleans: where Oswald lived

Home Oswald, 4905 Magazine Street, New Orleans

I visited New Orleans in 2009 and was confused: the address of Lee Harvey Oswald was 4905 Magazine Street, but I couldn’t find a house with that number. Walking from the corner of Magazine and Upperline Street, you’ll find the odd numbers 4901 (uninhabited for years), 4903, 4907 and 4911 easily on your right. Where […]

The famous backyard photos

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This month 50 years ago, the famous backyard photographs were made by Marina Oswald. The photos show her husband Lee Harvey Oswald standing in his backyard, with a holstered pistol strapped to his waist, holding a Mannlicher-Carcano rifle and two communist newspapers, The Militant and The Worker. The authenticity of the pictures have always been the subject of discussion. […]

Make up your mind, Marina

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Through the years after the tragedy there were lots of times when Marina Oswald-Porter unleashed things from her past. She gave interviews, wrote to relatives and gave testimonies to authorities like the Warren Commission and the House Select Committee on Assasinations. When talking about the journey from Minsk to the US, in June, 1962, her statements […]

Parkland Memorial Hospital

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After the shots were fired at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, president John F. Kennedy was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital, only four miles from were the incident occurred. The severely wounded president of the United States was brought into trauma room number one, were the doctors pretty soon came to the conclusion that his live […]

Lee Oswald in Berlin

Ostbahnhof Berlin: wat did Oswald do?

The most remarkable note in Oswald’s address book, in my opinion, is the above on. Yes: this book, found among Oswald’s belongings after the assassination of JFK, was much more than just a list of names and addresses. What do we see here? Lee Harvey Oswald wrote down ‘West Berlin – F.R.G. Tempelhofer Damm. Lee H.’ He made […]

Oswald in Bus 1213

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You can always wake me up for remarkable details on the Kennedy case. Like this one – I found the image above in one of Robert Groden’s books. by PERRY VERMEULEN John F. Kennedy was killed at 12:30 pm. Ten minutes later, Oswald took city bus 1213, driven by Cecil McWatters, aiming for Marsalis Street. […]

250 Mathenesserlaan

250 Mathenesserlaan, Rotterdam

250 Mathenesserlaan is an address that not many researchers will recognize immediately. Its an interesting place, though, the house with the yellow stripes behind me, on the picture made in 2008. I was interviewed here after the publication of my first book, where I focussed mainly on the weekend Lee Harvey Oswald spent in Rotterdam, the […]