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A. Alberts was born August 23, 1911 in Haarlem.
He studied Indology at the Utrecht University and worked after his graduation (1936) for several years as a civil servant for the Colonialministry in Paris.
In 1939 he received his doctorate in literature and philosophy with a thesis about the conflict from 1847 to 1851 between Jean Chrétien Baud and Johan Rudolf Thorbecke, two Dutch politicians. In the same year he embarked on MS Johan van Oldenbarnevelt and went to Dutch East India to stay there as a civil servant.
After the Battle of Java (1942) and his internment by the Japanese on Java from April 1942 to September 1945, he returned 1946 to the Netherlands. Here he worked first as a civil servant, then he starting 1953 as Contributing editor. In 1953 he published his first book,The Island- a collection of short stories about his Daily life in the colonies.
Albert Alberts died in Amsterdam, December 16, 1996.