Stichting Hollandsche Schouwburg, Amsterdam
(3.6/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
A landmark buildingĀ 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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  • 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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  • A truly sad place to visit and one I will not forget 46,000 jews were deported from this building to be murdered. Ask for THE NATIONAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL 
  • Very impressive monument that bears witness to a black page in Dutch history. Here is your silent. Recommended. Netherlands country guide????
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