Book cover

The persecution of the Jews in photographs. The Netherlands 1940–1945

Library Item

Find or request this item
The persecution of the Jews in photographs. The Netherlands 1940–1945
Call No: 949.2071 K79p

Call Number949.2071 K79p
Dates[2019]; ©2019
Statement of ResponsibilityRené Kok and Erik Somers ; translation, Tony Langham & Plym Peters.
Summary"The first book of photographs about the persecution and deportation of the Jews in the Netherlands during the Second World War. The Persecution of the Jews in Photographs. The Netherlands 1940–1945 is the first book of its kind on the subject. Both the professional photographers commissioned by the occupying forces and amateurs took moving photographs. On 10 May 1940, the day of the German invasion, there were 140,000 Jewish inhabitants living in the Netherlands. The full extent of their terrible fate only became known after the war: at least 102,000 were murdered, died of mistreatment or were worked to death in the Nazi camps. This tragedy has had a profound effect on Dutch society. Photographic archives and private collections were consulted in the Netherlands and abroad. Extensive background data was researched, which means that the moving pictures have an even greater force of expression. The result is an overwhelming collection of almost 400 photographs, accompanied by detailed captions." Publisher
  1. Jewish life and refugees
  2. Intimidation
  3. "Forbidden for Jews"
  4. The yellow Star of David
  5. Jewish work camps
  6. The Jewish Council
  7. Perpetrators
  8. Deportations
  9. Going into hiding
  10. Westerbork
  11. Extermination
  12. Return
Physical Description 303 pages : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 32 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish, Translation from the Dutch by Tony Langham & Plym Peters.
PublisherZwolle, Netherlands : WBOOKS
EditionEnglish edition
  • English translation of: De jodenvervolging in foto's: Nederland 1940–1945
  • "This book is published at the same time as the exhibition in the National Holocaust Museum / Jewish Cultural Quarter in Amsterdam from 28 January to 6 October 2019. In addition, the exhibition can be seen in Topographie des Terrors in Berlin from 29 October 2019 to April 2020." —Colophon
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by Shannon LaBelle & Kevin Forbes