Tens of thousands of Amsterdam’s Jews were deported and killed during the Second World War. In de Plantage, you can still find traces of traditional Jewish industries, such as the market trade, the textile and the diamond industries. Many of the neighbourhood’s features still stand testament to the city’s rich Jewish cultural heritage, such as the impressive Portuguese-Jewish Synagogue, which survived the war intact.
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