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Isaac Cohen

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Death: October 1, 1944 (51)
Auschwitz, Poland (Holocaust)
Immediate Family:

Son of Benedictus Cohen and Jaantje du Pont
Husband of Vrouwtje Cohen
Father of Bernard Cohen and <private> Fresco (Cohen)
Brother of Wolf Cohen
Half brother of Maurits Cohen; Esther Cohen; Sara Cohen; Joseph Cohen and Sara Cohen

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About Isaac Cohen

Genlias database

Bron Burgerlijke stand - Huwelijk Archieflocatie Noord-Hollands Archief Algemeen Toegangnr: 358 Inventarisnr: 358.131 Gemeente: Watergraafsmeer Soort akte: Huwelijksakte Aktenummer: 42 Datum: 03-07-1919 Bruidegom Isaäc Cohen Leeftijd: 26 Geboorteplaats: Amsterdam Bruid Vrouwtje Zwart Leeftijd: 27 Geboorteplaats: Amsterdam Vader bruidegom Benedictus Cohen Moeder bruidegom Jaantje Du Pont Vader bruid Salomon Zwart Moeder bruid Judith de Kromme Nadere informatie beroep Bg.: winkelbediende; beroep vader Bg.: koopman; beroep vader Bd.: diamantkoopman


By his daughter, Jane Fresco-Cohen:

Isaac Cohen, was born on 3 June 1893 in the city of Amsterdam, the son of Benedict Cohen and Jaantje Dupont. On 3 July 1919 he married Vrouwtje Zwart.

They had two children:

1. Bernard (13.2.1923) was murdered in Auschwitz beginning April 1944

2. Jane Sophie (1924), who married Henry Fresco in 1946 and moved in 1968 to Israel, along with their two children, Hannah Sarah and Bernard.

In 17/07/1942 Isaac, Vrouwtje and Jane found a hiding place in the apartment of Joop & Wil Westerweel in Rotterdam. Brother Bernard was hiding earlier so he could escape from the Hardenberg work camp. He was arrested on 15.3.1944 while he was distributing food stamps for other hiding people. He was sent to Auschwitz along with the transport of Gypsies, and was killed by gas, on 4/10/1944.

After Bernard was arrested father decided to travel to Amsterdam three weeks later to deliver some clothes to the members of the Judes Rath (Joodse Raad) for them to forward to Westerbork Transition camp, where my brother was located. On this trip my father was arrested. That same day my brother was sent on to Auschwitz.

He was sent first to prison in the city of Scheveningen and later to Westerbork where he developed pneumonia. A friend, by profession a nurse, helped him as much as possible in the camp.

According his diary, on 01/09/1944 he was sent on the last transport, sent to Teriesienstadt concentration camp.

His diary was returned to my mother after the war by a camp survivor.

The original diary in Dutch has been donated to Yad Vashem.

The hebrew version:

Wegens zijn verzetswerk staat de naam van Isaäc Cohen vermeld op de Erelijst van gevallenen. Niet vermeld wordt welk verzetswerk hij heeft verricht. Isaäc Cohen is via kamp Westerbork naar Auschwitz gedeporteerd. NIOD, Erelijst Verzet en Koopvaardij, database vervaardigd door dhr J.W. de Leeuw

Volgens een lijst met winkels van joodse eigenaren, opgesteld door de Amsterdamse politie in 1940, had dit gezin een herenkledingzaak, adres: Vijzelstraat 85 te Amsterdam. Gegevens afkomstig uit het politiearchief berustend bij het Stadsarchief Amsterdam

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Isaac Cohen's Timeline

June 3, 1893
Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
February 13, 1923
Age 29
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
October 1, 1944
Age 51
Auschwitz, Poland

Murdered in 1944 in Nazi Concentration camp.