With the release of the book “Jew Face: A story of love and heroism in Nazi occupied Holland” scheduled for April 13, 2012, I will be putting up photographs daily that pertain to important events and stories from the book. The book is the story of my parents, Nardus and Sipora Groen mainly during the period between 1940-1945. Today’s picture is of the Hollandse Schouwburg, the main Concert Hall of Amsterdam that would be turned into a detention and transit center by the Nazis. Besides being a symbol of the devastation that befell the Jewish community at the hands of the German occupiers, one of the most defining moments in the book also takes place in the Hollandse Schouwburg.

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