|Translated title||Catalog of the Exhibition “Images of the Vanishing Amsterdam Ghetto”. Organized for the J.N.F.-Blumendag, Sunday 3 Sivan / 4 June 5676|
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1916. 121 pp., no illustrations, 22.5 × 14.5 cm. Dutch.
Stedelijk Museum (29 May–4 June 1916)
A large display of Jewish ceremonial objects, intended to draw the Jewish community’s attention to the rapid disappearance of its material culture. The exhibition initiated the action that led to the founding of the Jewish Museum in Amsterdam. Exhibition in 9 sections: 1. Cityscapes, 2. Buildings, 3. Folk Life, 4. Professional Life, 5. Portraits, 6. Religious Practice and Customs, 7. Coins, Medals, Badges and Stamps, 8. Graphics and 9. Varia. Basic listing. 1,548 items.
Cohen, Julie-Marthe, “Judaism on Display. The Origins of Amsterdam’s Jewish Historical Museum”, in: Judith Frishman and Hetty Berg (eds.), Dutch Jewry in a Cultural Maelstrom, 1880–1940, 2007, pp. 67–83. Cohen notes that this was “the first exhibition in the Netherlands with a Dutch Jewish theme initiated and organized by Jews” (p. 71).