Before the war about 80.000 Jews lived in Amsterdam. Most of them lived around the Waterloo-Square. There they had their business in the itinerant traders.Only a few thousands of Jews came back after the holocaust. There houses were demolished by the Dutch, because they were looking for firewood during the hunger winter of 1944/1945.
Our walk starts in the Jewish Historical Museum. In this museum I’ll tell you about their life, the history of the Jews and their religion. After the museum we walk along the Portuguese Israelite Synagogue, the former Dutch Theatre*) and the Auschwitz monument.
*) In the former Dutch Theatre: during the war the Germans assembled the Jews of Amsterdam in this theatre before they were sent to the concentration camps.