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Moïse de Camondo (1860-1935)
Moïse de Camondo, the only son of Nissim de Camondo and Élise Fernandez, was born in Istanbul in 1860. After moving to France with his parents in 1869, he went to school at the Lycée Fontanes (now the Lycée Condorcet) before working for the family bank with his cousin Isaac. At the latter’s death in 1911, Moïse became director. He closed the bank down in 1917.
In October 1891 he married Irène (...)
Isaac de Camondo (1851-1911)
Isaac de Camondo, Moïse’s first cousin and his elder by nine years, was born in Constantinople in 1851. He arrived in France with his parents at the age of eighteen. He was involved in the family business at an early age, becoming the bank’s agent then General Consul of Turkey from 1891 to 1895 – and thus a prime link between his family and the Ottoman power. From 1894 he began to distance (...)
Nissim de Camondo (1892-1917)
Nissim joined the regiment of hussars that was garrisoned in Senlis from October 1911, when he left the Lycée Janson, before being called up to do his military service. Discharged with the grade of sergeant in November 1913, he began to train as a banker in the securities department at the Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas. He was a dynamic, athletic and enthusiastic young man, and an excellent (...)
Béatrice de Camondo (1894-1945)
From early childhood, horse riding was Béatrice de Camondo’s greatest passion. She was an outstanding horsewoman, and took part in top level show jumping competitions. From September to late spring, she hunted in the forest of Halatte, near Senlis, with the “Par Monts et Vallons” hunting club, where she made her closest friends.
In 1920, she married the musician Léon Reinach, son of Théodore (...)
Léon Reinach (1893-1944)
Léon Reinach épouse Béatrice de Camondo en mars 1919. Il est musicien compositeur et descend d’une illustre famille d’hommes d’État et de sciences : son oncle Joseph a été directeur de cabinet de Gambetta, député et dreyfusard convaincu, son oncle Salomon, normalien, historien de l’art et des religions, auteur prolifique est helléniste tout comme son père Théodore, membre de l’Institut qui a fait (...)
Fanny Reinach (1920-1943)
For the first years of her life, Fanny lived with her parents in her grandfather Moïse’s house at 63, rue de Monceau – she later liked to say she was born in a museum! They moved to Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1924.
She was introduced to horse riding at an early age by her mother, whom she accompanied on hunting expeditions, becoming an excellent horsewoman. The last photo of her shows her at a show (...)
Bertrand Reinach (1923-1943)
Shortly after Bertrand’s birth, his parents moved to Boulevard Maurice Barrès in Neuilly. He lived there until the German occupation, when he went to join his father in Pau. They were arrested while attempting to cross into Spain, and interned in Drancy. Bertrand, his father and sister were deported to Auschwitz on November 20, 1943, on convoy 62. #The Camondo family (...)
Abraham-Salomon de Camondo (1781-1873)
Abraham-Salomon, considered the founder of the Camondo “dynasty,” was born in Constantinople in 1781. He married Clara Lévy in 1804, and they had one son, Raphaël (1810-1866).
In 1832, Abraham-Salomon inherited the “Isaac Camondo et Cie” bank founded by his brother. He developed it considerably, building one of the greatest fortunes in Turkey, with credits and loans for the Sublime Porte (the (...)
Abraham-Behor de Camondo (1829-1889)
Abraham-Behor was born in Constantinople in 1829. In 1847, he married Régina Baruch (1833-1905), with whom he had two children: Clarisse and Isaac.
Dynamic, entrepreneurial and hardworking, he was inseparable from his brother Nissim, with whom he continued the philanthropic and financial activities initiated by their grandfather. In 1864, he became President of the central committee of the (...)
Nissim de Camondo (1830-1889)
Nissim was born in Constantinople in 1830. He married Elise Fernandez in 1855 and the couple had one son, Moïse. Nissim was the younger brother of Abraham-Behor, to whom he was very close, living alongside him and helping him in all his undertakings.
When he moved to Paris in 1869, Nissim bought a mansion at 63, rue de Monceau, and Abraham-Behor had one built on the adjacent plot. Like his (...)
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