Sarphatipark

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Sarphatipark
Sarphatipark 2011.jpg
The Sarphatipark in 2005
Type Urban park
Location Amsterdam, Netherlands
Operated by Amsterdam Oud-Zuid

The Sarphatipark is a public urban park located in the stadsdeel Amsterdam Oud-Zuid in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The park is named after Samuel Sarphati.[1]

In 1942, the park was renamed "Bollandpark" after G.J.P.J. Bolland, because Samuel Sarphati was a Jew. The old name was restored after the war in 1945.[2]

The Dutch painter Mommie Schwarz and his wife Else Berg lived adjacent to the park from 1927 until their deportation to, and execution at, the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1942. Some of their last works were landscape paintings of the park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) Het Sarphatipark. City of Amsterdam. Retrieved on 2008-07-18.
  2. ^ (Dutch) Amsterdam, straatnamen 1940-1945. Verzetsmuseum. Retrieved on 2008-07-18.

Coordinates: 52°21′14″N 4°53′46″E / 52.354°N 4.896°E / 52.354; 4.896