We recently adopted the names of a couple for the Holocaust Monument. We are a Jewish family, orignally from the USA, living in Amsterdam.
We wanted to respond to the request to share the story of why we decided to participate in this initiative. We do not have any photos of the persons named. We attach a photo of ourselves standing in front of the appartment building where they lived.
We grew up in the states learning about the Holocaust, but it seemed like something very far away, and we did not have any relatives who were victims of this tragic period in Dutch history. Living in Amsterdam has both literally and figuratively brought the Holocaust closer to home.
We live in the old Jewish neighborhood on the Rapenburg. We wanted to honor a family that lived on our street by adopting their names on the Holocaust Memorial Wall. We looked up the Rapenburg on the Jewish Digital Monument website, and found the names of Rosa Elframowitz (37) and her husband husband Israel Elframowitz (41) who lived at number 60.
Now we often think of them when we walk by their building.
Lee and Lisa Ross-Marcus