11 2023

CBI's Adult Ed: A Live Walking Tour of Jewish Amsterdam

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
This is a virtual only event. 701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119
860-233/8215 bethisrael@cbict.org

Contact Rabbi Howard Rosenbaum

Virtual tour of Amsterdam's former Jewish neighborhood, the holocaust in Amsterdam and the story of Ian’s own family. This tour consists of a mix of stories of general history about Jewish people in the Netherlands, the Second World War in Amsterdam and its aftermath. Ian also tells stories of the almost disappeared Jewish working class, the former Jewish neighborhood and explain how his own family managed to survive the war. Furthermore he connects events in world history that explain how Jewish people came to live in Amsterdam and migrated further from there to the Americas. He also explain what Jewish people have to do with the "golden century" of the Dutch. The tour concludes at the recently opened Holocaust name monument. Ian’s wife Salomé will film him during the tour through the area. Ian David Wagenhuis has been working as a tour guide for the past 25 years. By also telling stories of his own family and the former poor Jewish working class, he tries to keep their memory alive.