Building of the Joodse Raad

In World War II, this was the office of the Joodse Raad. In 1941, the Jewish Council, known as the "Joodse Raad" in Dutch, was established in Amsterdam under the directive of the Nazi occupiers. The council operated until 1943 when it was ultimately disbanded. During World War II, the Nazis frequently set up compliant Jewish councils in various locations to assist in managing the local Jewish populations. The Dutch Jewish Council's role was not without controversy, as it was involved in the selection of Dutch Jews for deportation to labor camps. In a notable event in September 1943, the Nazi authorities deported around 2,000 Dutch Jews to the Westerbork transit camp, which included the leadership of the Jewish Council itself.

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