Jewish Historical Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands) Reviews
Newest Review: ... century Ashkenazic synagogues-including the Great Synagogue (1671), the first public synagogue in western Europe-linked together by modern steel and class constructions. The permanent and temporary exhibitions covering Jewish identity, the social history of Dutch Jewry and the Jewish religion in general are extremely well presented and thought provoking. After paying the entrance fee of 10 Guilders (f5.50 for International Student Card holders and further reductions for children), turn left- the kosher café and gift shop are located to the right- and check your bags into the free lockers. The first exhibition hall is devoted to the German O... more
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A LITTLE BACKGROUND HISTORY When the Nazis invaded in 1940 there were 140000 Jews living in the Netherlands. By the time the country was liberated, 100000 had been deported and murdered, while only half of the 16000 people who remained and went ‘underground’ survived. The large Jewish community in Amsterdam-which made up 10% of the total population of the city prior to the war-was virtually wiped out. THE JEWISH HISTORY MUSEUM Disturbing, touching, profoundly sad and deeply emotive, the Joods Historich Museum is located in the heart of the old Jewish quarter near the City Hall and Rembranthuis, just to the south of the busy square ... Read the complete review
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