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|Catalog No.||15608||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||Children in their beds in "De Creche" -- a children's home in Amsterdam, located opposite the "Hollandsche Schouwburg" theater||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||04184p||Similar Items|
|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
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Children in their beds in "De Creche" -- a children's home in Amsterdam, located opposite the "Hollandsche Schouwburg" theater.
The children's home known as "De Creche" was founded in 1906 by the "Vereniging zuigelingeninrichting en kinderhuis" [Dutch: Association of infants' institution and children's home], funded by the dowry of Sophie Rosenthal. This was a day care facility for children from Jewish families in distressed financial circumstances. Its director, from 1926 on, was Henriette Henriques - Pimentel. In 1912, De Creche moved to a new location, where it operated until September 29, 1943, the eve of Rosh Hashanah. At the start of the deportations of Dutch Jewry, children were separated from their parents during the roundups and put in De Creche. From there, the children were sent in special deportations to the Westerbork camp in the Netherlands and to other camps outside the country. Some hundreds of De Creche children were smuggled out of the home and rescued by the Dutch, working as individuals or in various underground groups. Close