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Margot Cohen
My life in Goch
Burning of the synagogue
Flight to the Netherlands
Refugee Orphange
My Foster parents
The invasion
The rescue
After the war
My request

Margot Cohen

My foster parents

Next we moved to another children’s home in Amsterdam. In July 1938 I met my foster-parents. My foster-father was named “Is” and he and his wife also had a daughter named Gerda. They did not mind me being Jewish. When he collected me from the Jewish children’s home and brought me to their two-storey rented house – his wife Anni greeted me with civility. Then she took me by the hand and led me to a small bedroom. Gerda was standing there. Anni introduced us to each other and said that from now on Gerda and I would be friends and that I would share a room with her so that I would not feel so lonely. Still, I was glad when it was time to wash and go to bed as I was very tired by then. As I lay in bed I thought how I had never been so far away from Herbert and how I missed him.

Amsterdam - Amstel

Amsterdam - Amstelkade

The Amsterlkade is close to the  Topasstraat,
where Margot lived from 1939 to about 1945.

Herzogenstraße 8

Topasstraat 14 Amsterdam

Topasstraat 14
home of her foster parents

Wohnort Anne Frank am Merwedeplein

Memorial of Anne Frank
at Merwedeplein. Her foster parents lived in the vicinity.

Created by:
R. Warrener
Text from:
Tamara Eichhofer und Alessandra Crotty - nach Judy Hoffman, Joseph and me, In the Days of the Holochaust, KTAV Publishing Company Inc., 1979, ISBN 0-87068-655-0
Graham Warrener
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