Gasteren, Louis van

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Gasteren, Louis van Gender: M
Louis Alphonse van Gasteren
born on 20 November 1922 at 17:50 (= 5:50 PM )
Place Den Haag, Netherlands, 52n05, 4e19
Timezone LST m4e53 (is standard time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Schepel
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 27°37' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 20°42 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 29°44'

Louis van Gasteren (1987)
photo: Roland Gerrits / Anefo, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Dutch film director, producer, best known for his documentaries.

He was the son of the actor Louis Augustaaf van Gasteren (1887-1962) and singer Elise Menagé Challa (1891-1962). The actress Josephine van Gasteren (1917-1989) was his sister.

He studied electrical engineering. As a sound technician he became involved with film making. In 1952 he debuted with brown gold, about the production of chocolate. He made some 70 films and documentaries.

He died 10 May 2016 of disease.

The murder on Walter Oettinger

On 19 May 1943 the Jewish-German refugee Walter Oettinger (born 23 May 1905, Hamburg) arrived at his home in the Beethoven street 146 in Amsterdam. Oettinger was handicapped from age 17 (polio) and had fled in 1939 from Germany to his nephew Johann Oettinger in Amsterdam. Johann and his wife committed suicide on 16 May 1940 after the arrival of the Nazi's.

On 24 May 1943 Van Gasteren killed Walter by hitting him on the head with a steel cable and drowning him, because Walters behaviour should have endangered other hiding people and their protectors. The body was dumped in the water. When it came out, Van Gasteren was sentenced in June 1944 for homicide. After the war, he and his family stated that the murder was inevitable and a deed of resistance as Oettinger threatened to betray the hiding place. .

Link to Wikipedia



  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 25 May 1943 at 7:00 PM in Amsterdam (Walter Oettinger)
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  • Death of Father 9 July 1962 in Amsterdam (Louis Augustaaf van Gasteren)
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  • Death of Mother 26 September 1962 in Amsterdam (Elise Menagé Challa)
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Source Notes

Schepel quotes the archive of Antoon Toonder in Sterrentijd 4 of 1 April 1990 for 20 Nov 1922 17h50 AMT.

Over Walter Oettinger


  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide single
  • Vocation : Engineer : Electrical (sound engineer)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Production jobs
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession