Sunday, November 11, 2012

Joods Historisch/Jewish Historical Museum

Gorgeous day out there today, so outside might have been an idea- but I really wanted to check out the Jewish Historical Museum. Glad I did!

It's housed within two synagogues: the Great synagogue and the New synagogue. The 'Great' houses exhibits of mostly post war rebuilding of community and faith, the 'New' contains traditional pieces from the synagogue and information on traditions within the Jewish faith.

What I particularly got into was that there were lots of interviews with people who lived in Amsterdam during the war, or were removed and returned, and people who were really involved with strengthening the community once again.

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