National Holocaust Museum: Redesign
A site of remembrance
The Jewish Cultural Quarter has selected OPERA Amsterdam and Studio Louter as the designers of the permanent exhibition of the new National Holocaust Museum. The museum about the history of the persecution of the Jews in the Netherlands will open in 2022.
The National Holocaust Museum will be located on two locations on the Plantage Middenlaan in Amsterdam: the former Reformed Protestant Teacher Training College and the Hollandsche Schouwburg. In July 1942, the theater became a gathering place for Jews. From October that year, children were separated from their parents stayed in the crèche, which was next to the college. The school staff smuggled hundreds of children from the crèche to a relatively safer place. In the future, when there are no longer survivors, this museum is indispensable as a place where victims are commemorated and the consequences of indifference and discrimination, then and now, are discussed.
OPERA Amsterdam and Studio Louter will develop an exhibition in this emotional place of remembrance, in which the massive war crimes from the Nazi’s will be presented unpolished, uncensored and in their full extent. At the same time, we bring an ode to the lives of individual Holocaust victims. Because by keeping the victims’ stories alive, we keep the memory of them alive.