Rapenburgerstraat was at the heart of Amsterdam’s Jewish quarter. On the eve of the Second World War it was an ordinary yet also extraordinary street. It was home both to ordinary families, and to the Dutch Israelite Seminary, the Dutch Israelite Girls’ Orphanage, the shul, the school (Leerhuis) and, most importantly, the Esnoga, or Portuguese Synagogue. Life simply took its course there, mostly in poverty. Until war came. Rapenburgerstraat 1940-1945 details Jewish life, and how the residents disappeared between 1940 and 1945 and the street changed beyond recognition.

23 februari – 17 juni 2018
Photos Liselore Kamping