In 1965, Gerrit Lichtenberg (b. 1944) moved to Istanbul to marry Nihal. At that time many in Turkey frowned on women who mixed with foreigners. Her family was more broad-minded and accepted her Dutch partner. For his family, the main thing was that she was not Catholic. In 1978, Gerrit started a company, Bergen Art Logistics, specialising in international removals and art transport. There is not much about Holland he misses. Although you can get something done with a single phone call. That saves time.