National Holocaust Memorial

Plantage Middenlaan 24, 1018 DE, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 – 20 5310 310, Company website

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25 % discount on admission.
€ 15,00 for € 11,25

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Tags: The Netherlands , Amsterdam , Museum

Description

The National Holocaust Memorial is located on the spot the house of the director of Artis Zoo once stood. After his death, the site was offered to Louis Bouwmeester to built a theater. This theater changed his name 1898 to the ‘Hollandsche Schouwburg’, the Dutch name for the National Holocaust Memorial.
During the Second World War n 1941, the name of the theater was changed to ‘Joodsche Schouwburg’. The Germans only allowed Jewish musicians and artists and they were only allowed to perform for a Jewish audience. In 1942 and 1943, the theater was used by the Germans as a collection place for Jewish people. From there, the Jews were deported to German concentration camps like Westerbork.

After the war in November 1958, the municipality of Amsterdam decided to give a monumental status to the building. The front of the building got restored and the rear largely demolished, the auditorium became a courtyard. A memorial was set up at the site of the former stage.

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