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Jewish Amsterdam with Sabry Amroussi

Jewish Amsterdam with Sabry Amroussi


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In this conversation, we will concentrate on the Jewish presence in Amsterdam, a compelling and fascinating story spanning 500 hundred years of history. From the settlement of Sephardic Jews from Spain in the 1580s to the tragedies of World War Two, this talk takes us through the stories connected with the extremely influential Jewish communities of Amsterdam.

Not necessarily a holocaust tour (Sabry Amroussi believes the Jewish presence in Amsterdam is a story in 500 years of history, rather than focusing on those 5 years) this seminar leaves you with a profound understanding of what it was and is to be Jewish in Amsterdam, and how these proud communities were an integral part of life in Mokum (Hebrew for place or safe haven, and also the de facto nickname for Amsterdam.).

Sabry Amroussi is an art historian and writer living and working in Amsterdam. He specializes in the art of the Dutch Golden Age, mainly in the works of Rembrandt and his school, and has a keen interest in the Jewish history of Amsterdam. He lectures and teaches on both subjects and gives art historical tours all across Europe. As a true omnivore when it comes to art, culture, and even cuisine, he has worked with and for major museums and collectors, such as the LACMA, Rijksmuseum, van Gogh Museum and the P de Boer collection in Amsterdam. As a guide for Context, he is eager to share this knowledge in real life, always with a big scoop of humor, ofter intermingling art with social life, cuisine, and history.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

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harriet segal (Huntingdon Valley, US)

My son and I visit Holland every year (17 visits so far). We make it a point to visit Jewish sites. This lecture was so deep and informative. We are headed back in two weeks and will visit sites mentioned that we were unaware of, thanks to Dr. Amroussi.

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Mary S. (Vancouver, CA)

Fantastic presentation! I learned so much. Highly recommended.

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barrett freedlander (Baltimore, US)

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Soozn Ham (Kerhonkson, US)
A terrific overview of the Jewish history of Amsterdam

It was extremely informative taught be an expert in the area. Sabry was sure of his material He was a scholar and more than that he communicated with great clarity and enthusiasm. I’d happily sign up for another of Sabry’s talks

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M.R. (Albuquerque, US)
Excellent Presentation

Sabry is a very knowledgable and enthusiastic guide. So thrilled to have his perspective on a very complex subject, lots of insights, great graphics. I look forward to other presentations by Sabry.

Customer Reviews

Based on 77 reviews
94%
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(5)
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harriet segal (Huntingdon Valley, US)

My son and I visit Holland every year (17 visits so far). We make it a point to visit Jewish sites. This lecture was so deep and informative. We are headed back in two weeks and will visit sites mentioned that we were unaware of, thanks to Dr. Amroussi.

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Mary S. (Vancouver, CA)

Fantastic presentation! I learned so much. Highly recommended.

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barrett freedlander (Baltimore, US)

Guest did not leave comment

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Soozn Ham (Kerhonkson, US)
A terrific overview of the Jewish history of Amsterdam

It was extremely informative taught be an expert in the area. Sabry was sure of his material He was a scholar and more than that he communicated with great clarity and enthusiasm. I’d happily sign up for another of Sabry’s talks

M
M.R. (Albuquerque, US)
Excellent Presentation

Sabry is a very knowledgable and enthusiastic guide. So thrilled to have his perspective on a very complex subject, lots of insights, great graphics. I look forward to other presentations by Sabry.