Stichting Hollandsche Schouwburg, Amsterdam

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A landmark building that began as a distinguished theater and ended up a deportation center for local Jews, Stichting 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. Work out when and for how long to visit Stichting Hollandsche Schouwburg and other Amsterdam attractions using our handy Amsterdam vacation builder.
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  • I have a keen interest in all holocaust and ww2 history. I have a friend whom I met up with in amsterdam and he was very keen to take me here...... This is a piece of history and horrific reminder of ...  more »
  • When visiting the Jewish Historical Museum sat entrance at the Hollandse Schouwburg included. We are in here because it is the place where the movie "Süskind ' happened and it is impressive to walk around and know what happened.
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  • When you comes in, you'll see links the glass plaque with all the last names of the Jewish people from this theater on transport. ... Above information on the situation where the Jews lived in the war, and where they live now. Touching, clothing, letters, pictures of the people, and the stories ...
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