|This photograph was taken in the main street of the town of Crouy. Maurice is still a young child. He was riding his tricycle on the pavement when his father Jankiel returned from the market in his van. He took his son in his arms and set him down on the bonnet. Maurice is seen proudly sitting up.|
|The construction that can just be seen in the background is one of the wooden huts built in the Soissons area after WW1.|
|Maurice’s parents (Bella and Jankiel ) were traders. They sold stockings and socks in the markets of the Soissons area. Charles, Maurice’s elder brother and their oldest son , often lent them a helping hand.|
|The boys’ cousin Suzanne was the only one to
survive the war.
She now lives in Brazil.
|Charles, the oldest son of the family, and Bella, his (
Maurice’s) mother. They were both arrested in 1942, deported
Drancy, then to Auschwitz where the were killed by the nazis.