Tag Archives: genealogy

Unknown Connections

Perhaps one of the reasons I’ve had difficulty in keeping up with this blog over the last couple of years, is that one of its underlying purposes has now been fulfilled. In my explorations of my family history, especially the … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Portuguese Synagogue

I know so very little about her, my great-grandmother, Vrouwtje Schaap-Calo. During this trip to The Netherlands, I discover from my cousin that she preferred to go by the name Flora. In fact, my cousin’s mother shared this name, likely … Continue reading

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Time and Tombstones

It was a cold December day in 1941, my mother remembered; more than a year and a half into the German occupation. They had to travel a long way into the neighboring Dutch province of Overijssel to the small village … Continue reading

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