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The Netherlands will open a Dutch National Shoah Museum in two historic buildings on Amsterdam’s Plantage Middenlaan. The Hollandsche Schouwburg, once a city theatre, and the former Hervormde Kweekschool (earlier the Teacher Training College) directly across the street, will be used to tell the comprehensive story of the persecution, deportation and murder of more than three quarters of the Netherlands’ Jews (the Shoah). Thanks to a generous funding from the Dutch vfonds the first phase to start to realise this museum… | Read more »

New museum in Padua

On June 21st Museo della Padova Ebraica opened its doors in a former synagogue in Padua, Italy.  A multimedia experience together with an exhibition of Judaïca introduces the visitor to the jewish history of Padua. For more information: Jewish Heritage Padua      

The Jewish Historical Museum will be presenting the exhibition Roman Vishniac (Re)discovered from 4 April to 24 August 2014. This extensive retrospective introduces never before seen work of Russian-American photographer Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), who is primarily known for his pre-war photographs of Eastern European Jews. The exhibition, originally mounted by the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, includes recently discovered vintage prints, film footage, personal correspondence and prints made for the first time from a trove of more… | Read more »