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I have been researching my genealogy for many years and now have over 25,000 people in my database and in a private genealogy website.|
I am a former Navy Nurse, civilian nurse, nurse educator, airline pilot and diving instructor. I am still a photographer & do some tutoring in addition to my genealogy work. I enjoy walking cemeteries and taking photos for you.
I have found thousands of relatives and ancestors who were murdered in the Holocaust. I am entering them, one by one, and so far have created over 2,400 of their memorials, more than 1500 in Auschwitz alone! They are separated in my virtual cemeteries by camps, and I also created a virtual cemetery for the children, which has over 400 children listed so far. I would be honored if you would stop by to visit them when you are able. I ask only that you refrain from leaving Christian tokens or wording. Thank you so much.
Feel free to add photos to my memorials any time, as long as you have taken them yourself and have not copied them from obituaries. Thanks!!
I am happy to make additions, corrections and family links, and am always grateful for additional information you can send. Please send them using the EDIT feature on the memorial page. I will act on all additions, etc. within 24 hours, if possible.
I would so appreciate if you would stop by my beloved dad's and mom's memorials and leave a token so I know you've been there. My mom has only been in heaven a short time. Thank you so much to those who have already visited them. I have also made virtual cemeteries for my 5 wonderful fur babies and 2 special cousins. They would love to see you too. I miss them all so much. Thank you.
♥My Dad♥ and ♥My Mom♥
I would like to thank every one of you for visiting my family members & friends. It truly means so very much to me to see all your tokens and notes. You are a very special group of people and I am so grateful to have met you.
Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder if you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you
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|Hoosier||John Francis "Johnny" Snow 90426063 & Roger Lee Snow 23398932|
Thank you for the loving note that you left my brothers; John Snow a WWII Veteran & a Korean War Veteran and Roger Snow a WWII Veteran. From reading your Bio. You have a fondness for the WWII veterans and as a Navy Nurse a tie to the navy. I also have a brother-in-law that was in the Army during WWII. He fought in Germany and was part of D-Day. He has a Bronze Star with 5 bars that went with it. He is Loren D. Inman; 11933603.
Added by Hoosier on Apr 20, 2017 6:41 PM
|PEJ Beek||RE: Willem Koster|
My relation to Marianna is not a very direct one:she is the mother of Suzanne Hermine Koster,born in Surabaya May 12,1922(her sister is Sonja Suzanne,born Batavia,which is now Jakarta,31-1-1921)She was before war married so Salomon Meijer Kannewasser,who is my nephew from my father's side,he is Jewish.
Salomon was killed at Bergen Belsen, like his father in law Willem,March 20th 1945.He was a famous singer in Holland from a duo named Johhny and Jones.
Suzanne after the war which she survived married a Gabriel Waisvisz and they live in San Francisco,USA but are very elderly(she 94 he 102).
Let me know more about Mariana and what else you know about that family,am very interested
Added by PEJ Beek on Apr 10, 2017 10:54 PM
|PEJ Beek||willem koster 1884-1944|
As a relative I can state following:as far as I know Willem's wife died May 31,1985 in Amsterdam.
She was on a list of Dutch repatriated persons from Celle/Frankfurt am Oder,list Ned Repatrierings Comite,London
1943 she entered Westerbork(20th,month unknown)
February 15,1944 she entered Bergen Belsen
They had 2 daughters,born in Dutch Indies and survived the war.
Added by PEJ Beek on Apr 10, 2017 12:51 PM
Thank you for honoring my beloved sister.I hope your parents have her over for Pasch!
|John Kirk||RE: Yours|
Sue, Thanks for the explanation.
My wife's family is from Pittsylvania County (around Danville). I think we've found all of her ancestors that are able to be found there, but thanks for the offer.
Please let me know if you want me to look for anyone else in Wassenaar, it's right between home and work for me.
|John Kirk||RE: Transfers|
Sue, I just realized that I messed up with Isaac Huisman's memorial. I uploaded a photo of his wife's (Klaartje) headstone, but he's supposed to be in the plot to the right of her and there's no stone there. I took a picture showing her stone and his empty space this morning that I'll upload tonight. I guess I got confused because his name was also on her headstone...
I do have a general question for you. I noticed that at least one of the memorials I saw was from 1942, which was after the Nazi occupation of Holland started. Do you have any idea if these memorials were done after the war (I wouldn't think so, because there were so few survivors) or if the persecution ramped up gradually and Jewish funerals were allowed up until 1942 or 1943? I'm just trying to understand the history of the area while we're living here, and the Holocaust is obviously a significant part of it.
|John Kirk||RE: Wassenaar|
Sue, I think I've added everything I found.
The best source for the Wassenaar cemetery is at http://dannyspringer.xs4all.nl/wassenaar/Register/
Using that, I was able to find two sets of headstones (Aaron & Lea Fresco, and Isaac & Klaartje Huisman). One broken headstone (Adela Fresco, but Israel's was missing). And, unfortunately, there were two sets of headstones missing (Abraham & Rebecca Hakker, and Rachel van Rijs - no Jonas listed).
Also, Rachel Hakker couldn't have been buried in Wassenaar (the cemetery opened in 1906), but the website https://www.dutchjewry.org/genealogy/hakker/299.htm indicates that she was buried at the Den Haag Jewish Cemetery. Unfortunately, most of the headstones there are gone and she isn't listed on their website: http://joodsebegraafplats.nl
We live in Wassenaar and I work in the Hague, so I can go by the cemetery there if there's anything else you're interested in there.
|John Kirk||RE: Wassenaar Joodse Begraafplaats|
Sue, I just posted a couple of the pictures that I took this week. I have several more that I'll upload this weekend. I'll also add the plot info via the edit function. Finally, I'll also pass on some source data and websites that I found.
|John Kirk||RE: Wassenaar Joodse Begraafplaats|
Thanks for the extra info. I'll let you know what I can find...
|John Kirk||Wassenaar Joodse Begraafplaats|
Sue, I've been checking to see if I could fulfill your photo requests for Aaron, Lea, and Adele Fresco; and Rachel Hakker in the subject cemetery, but haven't had any luck finding them yet. Do you have any additional info you can provide to help point me in the right direction?
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