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Plaque celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Ashkenazi community in Amsterdam

Object | Accession Number: 2008.354.6 a-b

Commemorative plaque owned by Eliazer Davids that celebrates the 300th anniversary of the Ashkenazi community in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The service, attended by Eliazer, was held in the Main Synagogue which was built in 1871. Eliazer was from an observant Jewish family who had lived in Amsterdam, Netherlands, for several generations. Many were diamond brokers and cutters. In December 1938, Eliazer and his wife, Bronislawa (Bertha) Perlberg, left for the United States with the assistance of Eliazer’s uncle, Leo Groen, who lived in New York and submitted affidavits of support for their visas. The majority of Eliazer’s and Bronislawa’s family members were not able to get out of Europe and perished during the Holocaust.

publication/distribution:  1935 November 14
emigration:  1938
commemoration:  1635-1935
received: Ned. Isr. Hoofd Synagoge; Amsterdam (Netherlands)
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Blanche Davids Gewirtz
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:26:13
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