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WELCOME TO THE DESCENDANTS OF THE SHOAH HOLLAND

The Descendants of the Shoah Holland is a community of people (many 2G) with a proud Jewish identity, which is supportive amongst themselves. One of their goals is generating attention for the Shoah by education. Not only emphasizing on persecution, death and destruction, but also focusing on Jewish Heritage and making it available and of interest to everyone.

EDUCATION

A lot of Dutch Descendants are working in education, give lectures and workshops or tell their (family) history in class. The Descendants are always open to new suggestions. We like to exchange ideas. Please contact us info@thedescendants.nl

TRAVELS

The Descendants make group trips to the places where Jews lived, were persecuted and murdered. Not only to Sobibor, Auschwitz, Majdanek, Belzec, Treblinka, Chelmno, Maly Trostenets and Jasenovac, but also to the much more unknown Galicia in Southeastern Poland and Western Ukraine where (mass) executions took place.

The Descendants not only travel to places of misery, but (also) seek out regions, places and countries with a (living) Jewish culture. Outside Europe, the focus in terms of heritage is on Morocco, Curaçao and Suriname.

CONFERENCES

There are dozens of conferences every year about the Shoah. The Descendants profile themselves by giving talks and lectures, moderating and organizing workshops.

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The Descendants respond to the appeal of the Jewish World Congress and take part in #WeRemember. We were in former Galicia and took turns in the photo. Facebook Twitter Linkedin E-mail Pinterest...

These two girls, on a brown photo, are hanging at the permanent exposition in the educational center of Belzec. The monument in Belzec is beautiful. The educational center has a fitting atmosphere, which sounds strange of course, and the people working there are nice. It......

Michael Jacobs’ weekly protests against antisemitism at the National monument on the Dam-square (Amsterdam). Not only several Dutch, but also European politicians recognize the seriousness of the situation. Although many people still seem to find it’s hard to recognize and don’t understand its implications: the......

73 Years later, a copy of the official home-coming form of his dad. René looks at it regularly and tries to interpret what he looking at. Buchenwald wasn’t a subject talked about at home and he wonders how do survive more than three years of concentration......

Michael Jacobs regularly demonstrates at the Dam-square to expose anti-Semitism and hate speech in the Netherlands. On April 5, just prior to the Shabbat, the Mayor of Amsterdam, Femke Halsema sent Jacobs a letter saying that Jacobs is disturbing the public order with his one-man......

Descendant S. and her husband A. were visiting York, an idyllic place in the United Kingdom. And where do you go to? To Clifford’s Tower, which offers you a beautiful view of the medieval city. In 1068 William the Conqueror built a wall with a......

Devorah Fishman (Lichtman), daughter of the late Sobibor survivors Eda Fischer and Jitschak Lichtman, spoke about both the burden and honor of growing up as a member of the Second Generation. The most important lesson she learned from her parents was how they preserved their......

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