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Lotty's bench : the persecution of the Jews of Amsterdam remembered / Gerben Post.

Author/Creator:
Post, Gerben author.
Publication:
Volendam : LM Publishers, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Netherlands -- Amsterdam.
Holocaust memorials -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam.
Jews -- Monuments -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam.
Holocaust memorials.
Jews -- Monuments.
Monuments.
Veffer, Lotty -- Monuments -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945).
Summary:
In 1940 about 140,000 Jews lived in the Netherlands. 80,000 of them lived in Amsterdam, about ten percent of the city's total population. More than 75 percent of them have been deported to concentration and extermination camps and killed there. In Amsterdam alone, more than eighty monuments have been established that have something to do with the persecution. In addition, there are many locations that tell a part of the story of the persecution of the Jews: buildings, squares and streets that were once the silent witnesses of the darkest page in the history of the city. In 95 short stories it becomes clear how inextricably the city of Amsterdam is still connected with the history of the persecution of its Jews. August 26, 1945: Lotty Veffer arrives in Amsterdam. She was the only one of her family to have survived the war. Her parents and sister Carla were murdered in Sobibor. There is no warm welcome and she is forced to spend her first night 'at home' in Amsterdam on a bench at the Apollolaan. In September 2017, the then 96-year-old Lotty was honored with her own monument, a bench on the spot where she spent that first night. It is just one of the many places that still remind us today of the persecution of the Jews.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Class of 1924 Book Fund.
Contributor:
Class of 1924 Book Fund.
ISBN:
9789460224997
9460224997
OCLC:
1088906571
Publisher Number:
99981094074
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