Gallery

 1928

In eternal memory of Giuseppe Cone

Giuseppe Coné 18 years old

 

In eternal memory of Giuseppe Cone

Posing below the rings just before practice in Rhodes Island.

 

In Eternal Memory of Giuseppe Cone

In Rhodes Island doing the vertical – look at those muscles and there were no creatines in those days.

 

In eternal memory of Giuseppe Cone

At home in Rhodes on top of the third chair – what a balancing act!

 

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1946

In eternal memory of Giuseppe Cone

1946 photo of ten young Rhodesli men survivors of the Nazi concentration camps. The photo was taken in Ostia Italy (near Rome) where the refugees lived in temporary hoiusing. (The Rhodesli women were housed in a shelter in Rome.) Left to right: Alberto Levy, Jack Hasson, Victor Hasson, Samuel Modiano, Eliezer Sourmani, Pepo Cordoval, Jack Cordoval, Joseph Cordoval, Joseph Coné, Ner Alhadeff and Joseph Hasson. Photo from Joseph Natan Hasson. Source Rhodes Jewish Museum http://www.rhodesjewishmuseum.org/history/holocaust

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1947

In eternal memory of Giuseppe Cone

His remarkable born-to-win and optimistic outlook enabled him to start-all-over with a new life and a new family.

 

In eternal memory of Giuseppe Cone

Mom and Dad on their wedding day in Rome 6th March 1947.

 

In eternal memory of Giuseppe Cone

Just before leaving for the Belgian Congo

 

In eternal memory of Giuseppe Cone

In Ostia (Rome) beach

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1952

In eternal memory of Giuseppe Cone

In Tshinsenda with friends. From left to right  Jeff Andries, ?,?,?, mom and me, Rebecca, Sara,? Dad.

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1953

In eternal memory of Giuseppe Cone

At the entrance of my dad’s store in Tshinsenda with (Back) Mom, Dad, (Front – left to right) Rebecca, Matteo and Sara.

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1957

Claudio Bianchi

Relaxing at home in Tshinsenda from left to right Mom, Dad, zia Caterina, cousin Claudio Bianchi, zio Dante and Matteo.

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1961

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Giuseppe was fifty one years old, the photograph was taken just before we left for Italy.

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1962

Courtesy YouTube – Katanga the Untold Story

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1965

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At my Bar Mitzvah in Elisabethville in 1965, my dad just behind me.

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1967

In eternal memory of Giuseppe Cone

When we arrived in South Africa in 1967, we lived in Hansen Muizenberg.

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1972

In eternal memory of Giuseppe Cone

Celebrating Matteo’s 21st birthday in Muizenberg with friends. Back row from left to right: Barry Srubis, Nissim Angel, Manfred Cohen, Harold Spiro. Front row from left to right:  Giuseppe Coné, Stanley Ziman, Beni Avzaradel, Abe Casper, ??

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1974

In eternal memory of Giuseppe Cone

Enjoying snacks at Sara’s apartment in Sea Point way back in 1974. From left to right: Sara , Maria, Rebecca, Giuseppe and Matteo

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1975

In eternal memory of Giuseppe Cone

On my wedding day 26th October 1975 outside Marais Road Shul. Front left to right: Sara, Marc, Nonou Giuseppe, Nona Maria, Matteo, Esther, Rebecca and Stanley.

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 1981

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Celebrating Claudia’s first birthday. From left to right: Mina, Jody, Rebecca, Esther, Matteo, Claudia, Nonou Giuseppe, Nona Maria, Stanley and David

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1985

In eternal memory of Giuseppe Cone

Nona Ketty, Nonou Giuseppe and Esther at home, the Towers Holmfirth Road in 1985

 

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From left to right: Giuseppe, Ner Alhadeff, Andrina Alhadeff, Samuel Modiano, Selma Modiano and Maria. Samuel Modiano and Ner Alhadeff were also in the same concentration camps.

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1989

In eternal memory of Giuseppe Cone

Macias Restis visiting my parents in Muizenberg. From left to right: Nona Maria, Nonou Giuseppe, Macias and Esther.

 

In eternal memory of Giuseppe Cone

Ivan Levin, Nonou Giuseppe, Nona Ketty also visiting my parents in Muizenberg.

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1990

In eternal memory of Giuseppe Cone

David’s Bar Mitzvah at the Sephardi Hebrew Congregation in Cape Town.

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 1994

In eternal memory of Giuseppe Cone

Nonou Giuseppe show thumbs up at home in Kew Gardens  Sea Point. I think we were trying to keep him awake and asked him if he enjoyed supper.

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 1996

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Having lunch on Yom Hashoa at the Sephardi Hebrew Congregation of Cape Town under the auspices of She’erit. Hapletah (survivors organisation) Back Row from left to right: Mina, Nona Maria, Nonou Giuseppe, Matteo, David, Esther. Front row from left to right: Jody, Claudia, Rebecca, Alan.

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2000

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Nonou Giuseppe celebrating his 90th birthday.

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 2001

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Photograph taken at Yom Hashoa Pinelands.

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2005

My parents graves

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10 comments

  1. Such wonderful memories of an amazing man!!

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  2. A beautiful story – thanks for sharing! My memory of ‘Nonu Massepu’ includes getting chocolate eclairs at shul on shabbat! 🙂

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  3. Lucille Berro · · Reply

    Matteo, you have produced a wonderful blog in honour of your dear father and family! Your father has a truly amazing story. It is miraculous that he survived at all, let alone having gone on to make a life for himself and have a wonderful, successful family! Good luck and good fortune to you all! MAy his dear soul rest in peace!

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  4. Alix Feltenstein Woods · · Reply

    Matteo……thank you so much for the opportunity to read about your beloved father and to see the pictures as well. I felt incredibly moved by his story . What a courageous man….what a kind person. What a miracle he lived to tell his tale. How you have all been blessed…….May his memory live on in each and every one of his descendants. Le Chaim!

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  5. Ady Mann · · Reply

    Thank you so much …. Your father was indeed a remarkable man with fine values.

    What a legacy he has left behind.

    Warm regards,

    Ady

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  6. Jacques Franco · · Reply

    Bravo Matteo. Ton blog est magnifique et intéressant. Je l’ai lu avec les larmes aux yeux, même si ces histoires des camps nous les connaissons depuis longtemps, le témoignage direct de quelqu’un qui a vécu cela est toujours un moment d’immense tristesse.

    Je te remercie de me l’avoir communiqué.

    Affectueusement

    Jacques

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  7. Evelyn Benatar · · Reply

    Thank you for sharing your dad’s story with us. Kol Hakavod to you for putting all the information together in one place which will be a resource for your family and others. His story is tragic and one can only marvel that he survived and lived the rest of his life so well despite the scarring from these terrible experiences in his youth. His courage and endurance leaves us inspired.
    Evelyn

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  8. Reading your Dad’s story is truly inspirational and a powerful motivator. I was indeed privileged to know him and of course your mom. They say everyone has a life story but this about your Dad and regretfully others as well makes us proud to be who we are in society. The world should never be allowed to forget.
    Keep well and love to all.
    Ivan

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  9. Mathy Levin · · Reply

    This is a very beautiful tribute for a very special person – thanks for sharing! I will always hold wonderful memories of Nonou Masepou.
    Mathy

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  10. Jojo Malel · · Reply

    Matteo in two words .. well done Jojo

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