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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

Restrictions, Restrictions

After a while my foster-mother Annie decided that it was becoming too dangerous for me to attend school. Several times I had been insulted on the way there because I was wearing a Star of David, Now I had to stay close to the house and I hoped I could practice ice-skating. The very next day I learned that I could no longer go ice-skating because the Germans had forbidden it – I was only allowed to stand at the edge of the canal and watch other children skimming past me. I asked Anni if I could go to a playground close to the school, but she told me that Jewish children were no longer allowed to play there. Papa “Is” and I went for a long walk – he told me that people who wore the yellow star were no longer permitted to use the sidewalk, so silently we walked together along the gutter – holding hands .

Verbotsschild " Voor Joden verboden"

"For Jews vorbidden"

Signs like the one seen above "Forbidden for Jews"
could be seen everywhere.

Herzogenstraße 8

Schlittschuhverbot auf der Amstelkade

River Amstelkade. Margot lived close to this river and most likely played at the edge of this canal.

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
B1 -G. Warrener
B2 - Foto  G. Warrener -Amsterdam