Category Archives: Cohen Paraira Family Collection

Cohen-Paraira family in the city before the war

Ellis and her brother Abraham pose in front of blooming tree, probably in Scheveningen in 1938. Deer grazing at a park in the Hague. David with Ellis and Marian Viskoop, a family friend later killed at Sobibor. 01:10:33 A pier close to the family home on Maastrichtsestraat in Scheveningen, “SCH” on the boats. 01:10:37 Good

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Family visits blossoming tulips

People visit sprawling tulip fields, probably near Lisse, Netherlands, Dutch flags affixed to a sign in the field. Ellis and her friend Hetty Winkel with an automobile behind them. 01:11:43 Brief view of toddler Hester (Hesje) Jas in a backyard garden, followed by more shots and closeups of the beautiful and colorful flowers (city in

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Queen’s Day parade; visiting a deer park in the Hague

Crowded parade in the Netherlands, probably for Queen’s Day [Koninginnedag] on April 30, most likely in 1938. Floats proceed around a corner, shop sign, “J. Wagema…” visible in BG. Group of butchers in white march together holding a sign reading (in part) “De Platte Rib” with a drawing of a pig and hanging sausage links.

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Jewish family visits relatives in London before the war

David Cohen-Paraira and his daughter Ellis visit London in 1938 before Ellis started high school. Brief shot of Ellis and her father David. Spectators observe the changing of the guard in London. 01:07:03 Aunt Jessie (Jessica Vaugh) watering her garden. Jessie (a Scottish non-Jew) was married to David’s brother Salomon. Ellis, her aunt, and her

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Cohen-Paraira family at leisure

Field with Abraham and his mother Susie Nabarro, in Dinant, Belgium. This was the last family trip before Susie died in August 1938. Horse grazing. 01:09:40 Abraham and his mother exit onto the street underneath an archway adorned with red flowers. They tour the town of Dinant, “BONDS” is written on the pink building. They

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Toddler at play before the war

Hester (Hesje) Jas, the daughter of close family friends, plays inside and then outside on the sidewalk in various outfits. Her father Benjamin, a member of the Jewish Council in Scheveningen, is visible.;Hester (b. February 15, 1938) was later killed with her mother Elisabeth Querido Jas at Sobibor on June 11, 1943. Benjamin was also

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