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Esther Davids-Zwaaf

Rotterdam, – Auschwitz,

Reached the age of 27 years



About Esther Davids-Zwaaf, her children Bloeme, Louis and Isaac and her surviving husband Joseph Davids.

Esther Zwaaf was a daughter of Isaäc Zwaaf and Bloeme Swaluw and born in Rotterdam on 3 July 1915. She had three sibs, namely Christina, who was born 15 September 1910, Hijman, on 19 February 1919 and Jacob on 5 January 1923. Only Jacob Zwaaf survived the Holocaust, the others were killed during the Shoah, whether or not with their families.

Esther’s mother passed away on 5 July 1935 and was inter…

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Davids and his family

We have been unable to determine whether one or more members of this family survived the war. While their names do not appear on the lists of survivors, we have not been able to trace them in In Memoriam either. They are therefore labeled as 'surviving' and their names are not listed.

In addition, a Jokos file (number 21480) on this family is at the Amsterdam Municipal Archive. Access is subject…

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Joodse buurt Helmersstraat Rotterdam 1921 - Joodse bewoners Helmersstraat Rotterdam 1940

Tot het bombardement van het centrum van Rotterdam was bij de Kruiskade de Helmersstraat, in 1883 vernoemd naar de dichter-koopman Jan Frederik Helmers. Deze straat, en de Ammanstraat, werd bevolkt door het Joodse proletariaat van Rotterdam.

90% van de Rotterdamse Joden behoorden tot deze groep. Deze straat, en de Ammanstraat, kreeg zelfs een nog meer Joods karakter toen vanaf 1911 de Zandstraatbu…

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