Hollandsche Schouwburg, Amsterdam

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A landmark building that began as a distinguished theater and ended up a deportation center for local Jews, 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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Amsterdam trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Originally a theater, the Nazis changed the name to Joodische Schouwberg and was the only theater a Jew during WWII could visit. Turned into a collection point for deportation of Netherland Jews, ther...  more »
  • This is a museum on the Holocaust. There are a lot of vivid materials on the persecution of Jews during the invasion of Germany during World War II.
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