The Hollandsche Schouwburg (Dutch Theater). This theater flourished from 1892 until 1941. During the Nazi occupation it was renamed The Jewish Theater and was restricted to Jewish performers and audiences. Between 60,000 and 80,000 people were deported from this point. I inadvertently found myself there, reading the names of my family on the wall in the list of people killed in the Holocaust.
  • Between 75 and 80 percent of the Netherlands’ Jews were killed during the war, the highest rate in Western Europe.
  • Although about 150,000 Jews were living in the Netherlands in 1940, including about 25,000 German Jews who had come as refugees, only about 15,000 were counted during the postwar census of 1947.
  • By comparison, neighboring Belgium lost about 40 percent of its Jewish population, and France lost about 25 percent.
Our family’s pre-Omicron outdoor Hanukah 2021 party where we sang the prayers with 50+ of our nearest and dearest while lighting the Hanukah candles in the weeks after an act of violence in ATX against the Jewish community. It was medicine.

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