The persecution of the Jews in the Netherlands during the years of German occupation has been captured in numerous images captured by both amateurs as well as professional photographers. Many of these photographs have been preserved. In this respect, the Netherlands differs from other countries occupied by the Nazis.

The exhibition presents a large and representative overview of the photographic record of the persecution of the Jews. It documents the consequences of the anti-Jewish measures that were put in place in the Netherlands under Nazi occupation in shocking, confrontational images. The pictures show the callous actions of the Nazi occupying regime and the collaboration of Dutch people in the deportation, but also the help that was provided to people living in hiding and the everyday lives of Jewish people during the occupation.The exhibition’s curators René Kok and Erik Somers also published a book about the collection.

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