I have adopted the name Marianna Da Silva Curiel-Carels. She was the mother of my grandmother Esther de Vries-Da Silva Curiel.
Her death was a huge blow to my father, his brother and sister, and though they were unaware of it, it left its mark on my life. This despite her wish to give me the finest life she could.
Milko de Vries
Below is a photograph of Marianna Da Silva Curiel-Carels.
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