Hollandsche Schouwburg, Amsterdam

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A landmark buildingĀ that began as a distinguished theater and ended up a deportation center for local Jews, Hollandsche Schouwburg now houses a museum dedicated to one of the city's darkest episodes. Opened in the 1890s, the theater once served as the hub of Amsterdam's cultural life, premiering many major plays by popular dramatist Herman Heijermans. In 1941, the Nazi occupiers turned the building into an exclusively Jewish theater, and then quickly converted it into a holding center for Jewish prisoners awaiting deportation. Archival footage and photographs provide a glimpse into the final days of thousands who passed through the former theater on their way to extermination camps. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Amsterdam trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • This memorial is free to enter but donations are welcome. Very educational, sobering, reflective visit to this once deportation centre in the Jewish district of Amsterdam, Well worth a visit to view t...  more »
  • The hollandsche Schouwburg is a building with a history. From this theatre in the second World War many Jews were transported. Read the names and look at the birth dates and you are silent. Then you go the freedom we all days as "just" consider better appreciate.
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  • So moving to see this memorial. More than 6,000 family names of Jews who were deported, behind an eternal flame. The auditorium of this theatre, which the Nazis used as a 'holding' centre for Jews the...  more »

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