Museums, Memorials & Cultural Institutions

 

INTERNATIONAL AND WEB SITES

 

Center for Research on Dutch Jewry

Yitzhak Rabin World Center of Jewish Studies
The Hebrew University
Mount Scopus Campus
91905 Jerusalem, Israel
Tel: +972 (0) 2 588 0242 (office)
Tel:: +972 (0) 2 588 1417 (library)
Fax: +972 (0) 2 588 0241
Email: dutchjew@cc.huji.ac.il (office)
Email: dina.goldschmidt@gmail.com (library)

 

Digital Monument to the Jewish Community in the Netherlands

A commemorative online community and Holocaust memorial that combines community and contact with technology. Every person in the Monument has a separate page commemorating his or her life. This ‘personal page’ gives the person’s most basic personal details. Where possible, it also contains a reconstruction of his or her family relationships. The basic aim is to try to show the circumstances of each individual life.

 

INSTITUTIONS

 

AMSTERDAM

 

Anne Frank House

Prinsengracht 263-267

A museum and educational center set up in the house where Anne Frank and her family hid in a “secret annex.” The web site includes a virtual tour of the secret annex.

 

Ets Haim Library

Mr. Visserplein 3
1011 RD  Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0) 20 5 310 398

The oldest functioning Jewish library in the world, holding about 500 manuscripts and 30,000 printed works, was founded in 1616 and has been housed in the complex of the Portuguese Synagogue since 1675. Many of its unique Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch manuscripts have been digitized and can be accessed at  http://www.etshaimmanuscripts.nl/manuscripts/

 

Hollandsche Schouwberg

Plantage Middenlaan 24
1018 DE Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0) 20 5 310 380

 

National Holocaust memorial, exhibition and education center, located in the theater that served as a stage point for the deportation of Jews to Nazi death camps.

 

Jewish Historical Museum

Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1
1011 PL Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0) 20 5 310 310
Fax: +31 (0) 20 5 310 311

 

One of the premier Jewish Museums in Europe, with an excellent and wide-ranging web site. The Jewish Historical Museum is housed in a complex of four former Ashkenazi synagogues dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. The museum web site includes virtual reconstructions of each of these buildings as well a much further information on Dutch Jewish history and heritage. The Museum also includes an innovative Children’s Jewish Museum with special exhibits and educational programs for young visitors. A small selection of the museum’s huge collection is on display in the permanent exhibitions ReligionHistory of the Jews in the Netherlands 1600-1900, and History of the Jews in the Netherlands 1900-The Present Day. In addition, the Resource Centre holds approximately 43,000 books, brochures, documents, photographs, and audiovisual titles. The JHM Children’s Museum features the permanent exhibition The Hollander family home.

 

Menassah ben Israel Institute for Jewish Cultural and Social Studies

Nieuwe Amstelstraat 3-5
Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0) 20 5310324/5
Email: mbii@jhm.nl
(Correspondence to PO Box 16737, NL-1001 RE Amsterdam)

 

An independent Dutch institute for Jewish studies, supported by the Jewish Historical Museum and the University of Amsterdam. Activities range from setting up and executing (inter)national research projects, organizing symposia and lectures, issuing scientific publications to promoting research into Jewish heritage in the Netherlands, and encouraging the cooperation between researchers working Jewish studies throughout the Netherlands.

 

VENLO

 

Limburgs Museum

Keulsepoort 5
5911 BX Venlo
Tel: +31 77 3522112
Fax: +31 77 3548396
Email: info@limburgsmuseum.nl

 

The museum includes a Mikvah dating from the first half of the 13th century, which is believed to the be oldest physical trace of a Jewish presence in the Netherlands.