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Joseph Barmes

Amsterdam, – Sobibor,

Reached the age of 70 years

Occupation: Diamond polisher



About Joseph Barmes, his wife Lucie Rueff and their two children.

Joseph Barmes, born 16 June 1872 in Amsterdam, was a son of Abraham Joseph Barmes and Jansje Levie Mossel. He married in Basel in Switzerland on 23 October 1906, the birthday of his Swiss bride, the 29-year old Lucie Rueff, daughter of Leopold Rueff and Julie Levie. She was born in St. Louis in Alsace, a place bordering Swiss Basel. Both however were murdered in Sobibor.

The Barmes couple had two …

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Joseph Barmes and his family

In addition, a Jokos file (number 9533) on this family is at the Amsterdam Municipal Archive. Access is subject to authorization from the Stichting Joods Maatschappelijk Werk.

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Joseph Barmes, Photographer.

Joseph Barmes already practiced photography before his wedding, as witnessed by the photos he took in 1904, two years before his wedding and he presented himself as "Photographer" and "Supplier of HM the Queen of the Netherlands", as witness the small advertisement from a newspaper, probably from the 20s or 30s.

Joseph Barmes was extremely royal. If there was an occasion where he could shake hands…

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