Jewish Museum, Amsterdam

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The original Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam was set up in 1932 in a small room at Weigh House but during the 1940 German invasion, most of the artifacts were confiscated and destroyed.

In 1955 the Joods Historisch Museum was re-opened with only one-fifth of the original collection, so private collectors and even the general public came forward with contributions to add to the collection.

The enlarged museum was shifted to the Ashkenazi synagogue complex, which was originally the Old Synagogue of  the German Jews. A permanent exhibition illustrates the many aspects of Judaism in The Netherlands, both past and present. The central motif is the religion, culture and history of Jews in this country.

Every year, the museum organizes several temporary exhibitions on specific aspects of Jewish history and culture. Often the themes have an international tone like the story of the Jews in Russia, Vienna and Brazil.

App of Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam – Walk the old Jewish quarter of Amsterdam and discover related items from the collection of the Jewish Historical Museum on site. Browse the highlights of the collection, find your way in the maze of the three old synagogues, and share your experience with friends on social networks. Full details of exhibitions, events and special features are accessible in the calendar, so you don’t have to miss out on anything. Also, the free audioguide to the permanent exhibitions is included in the app.

Wandel door de oude jodenbuurt van Amsterdam en bekijk op locatie objecten, documenten en foto’s uit de collectie van het Joods Historisch Museum.  Blader door vijftig “topstukken”, hoogtepunten van Nederlands joods erfgoed.  Deel je ervaringen met vrienden op Twitter, Hyves of Facebook. Behalve een handige agenda met alle tentoonstellingen en evenementen bevat de app ook de gratis audiotour van het museum en een plattegrond om je te helpen bij het vinden van de weg in het synagogencomplex.

AppJewish Historical Museum by Jewish Historical Museum

Compatible: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Category: Education
Released:  Jun 14, 2011
Publisher: Stichting Joods Historisch Museum © 2011 Joods Historisch Museum i.s.m. COZ Marketing
Price: Free (get app)

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