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During World War II, over forty-six thousand Jews were imprisoned in a formed theatre in Amsterdam called the Hollandsche Schouwburg, before being deported to the transit camps. In 1962, this site became the first national Shoah memorial in the Netherlands, with a small exhibition being added in 1993. Currently there are plans for the establishment of a National Shoah Museum, which will consist of the Hollandsche Schouwburg and a new satellite space across the street. David Duindam investigates the development of the Hollandsche Schouwburg as a memorial museum, asking how the site interacts with its direct environment and whether such sites of memory naturally embody or actively mediate their past.

Event details of Hollandsche Schouwburg as a site of memory
Date 28 June 2016
Time 10:00 -11:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

D. Duindam: Signs of the Shoah: The Hollandsche Schouwburg as a Site of Memory


Prof. F.P.I.M. van Vree


Dr R. van der Laarse


Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.