Hollandsche Schouwburg

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Hollandsche Schouwberg
Hollandsche Schouwburg.jpg
Hollandsche Schouwburg in 2010
Hollandsche Schouwburg is located in Amsterdam
Hollandsche Schouwburg
Location within the city center of Amsterdam
Established1962[1]
LocationPlantage Middenlaan 33hs
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates52°22′00″N 4°54′40″E / 52.366655°N 4.911181°E / 52.366655; 4.911181Coordinates: 52°22′00″N 4°54′40″E / 52.366655°N 4.911181°E / 52.366655; 4.911181
TypeMemorial
DirectorEmile Schrijver[2]
Websitewww.hollandscheschouwburg.nl

Hollandsche Schouwburg (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦɔlɑntsə ˈsxʌubɵrx]; English: Hollandic Theatre) is a museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.[3]

History[edit]

Monument at the Hollandsche Schouwburg

Originally, the Hollandsche Schouwburg was a Dutch theatre, but it was deemed as a Jewish theatre in 1941 by Nazi occupiers and it was later used as a deportation center during the Holocaust in the Netherlands.[4]

On 4 May 1962, the theater was dedicated as a general memorial site by the mayor of Amsterdam. The auditorium of the theater was dedicated as a memorial to the Dutch victims of the Holocaust.[5][6]

The Jewish Historical Museum took over administration of the building in 1992. Renovations the following year added a memorial room and an exhibition and a wall engraved with some 6,700 surnames of the more than 100,000 Jewish deportees from the Netherlands.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Hollandsche Schouwberg. Hollandsche Schouwberg. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Medewerkers" [Staff]. Hollandsche Schouwburg (in Dutch). Hollandsche Schouwburg. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Musea van Amsterdam". OAM.
  4. ^ "History". Hollandsche Schouwburg.
  5. ^ "Amsterdam, De Hollandsche Schouwburg". Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei (in Dutch). 1995. Retrieved 2019-02-08. Het monument is op 4 mei 1962 ingewijd door burgemeester Van Hall als algemene herdenkingsplaats
  6. ^ a b "Hollandsche Schouwburg: Remembrance". Gedenkstättenportal zu Orten der Erinnerung in Europa. Retrieved 2019-02-08.

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