Gideon was known as a GI by his family and friends.HIs parents were descended from huguenots, French Protestants who came to the Netherlands in the 16 and 17th century
GI had a large group of friends both christian and jews after school they all like to get together.They like to do fun things together.In the mid 1930s his parents joined the Dutch Nazi.
Gi comppleted a training Cource to be a actuary and was working at an insurance company. May 10th Germany invaded the Netherlands and by the 18th german troops occupied Amsterdam. Gi and his brother began to work for for dutch restistancde, they were also arrestead and imprisoned.