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Moving History

Jewish History in the 20th century

Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam (NL)

The permanent exhibition about the history of the Jews from 1900 can be seen in the galleries of the New Synagogue. This exhibition is an extension of the exhibition in the Great Synagogue dealing with the history of the Jews in the Netherlands from 1600 to 1900.

Location
Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam (NL)
Client
Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam
Year
2007
Surface
326 m2
Status
Permanent
Team
Herman Kossmann (lead), Jos Kuppens, Maaike van Keimpema
AV and interactive design
Punchcard
Exhibition furniture
Bruns BV
AV hardware
VHS
Lettering
RiwiColloType
Lighting
Hans Wolff, Grontmij TM, Maquema
Historic footage
Gerard Nijssen, Erik Willems
Photography
Peter Lange
Interviews 1900-1945
Herman de Boer
Concept and design

The architecture of the New Synagogue is once again visible and now filled with a wealth of narration and film. The interviews that were specially recorded for this exhibition bring the deeply moving history of the Jews to life. These stories, told from many different perspectives and from different sources, have been compiled using a variety of media. Large projections on the walls, historic film, personal stories on touch screens and an original presentation of typical objects outline the most important developments in three periods: the pre-war period, the Second World War and the period after the war up to the present day. Different themes can be found on each of fourteen screens comprising an interview, old film clips, a key object, photos and documents. History is made tangible.