Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

13/5/2011

Amsterdam “Jewish Houses” Project Hits Home

A project called “Jewish Houses,” part of this month’s commemorations of World War II victims, asked Amsterdam residents to put up posters marking the 21,662 houses where Jews are known to have lived before the community was systematically sent to be killed in Nazi concentration camps. The May 4-5 Committee, named for the dates the Netherlands mourns the war dead and celebrates its liberation from German occupation in 1945, worked with Jewish organizations, city archives, and an art think-tank to create an Internet database that is searchable by name or address.

I typed my street name in, and it came up instantly. Hemonystraat 46, third floor: Elsje Wagenhuijzen, died at Auschwitz Oct. 1, 1942, and Arnold Kater, died at Auschwitz on Dec. 7, 1942. It sent a chill through me. (USA Today). for more click here

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