Ashkenazi Community in Amsterdam Celebrates 325th Anniversary
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Ashkenazi Community in Amsterdam Celebrates 325th Anniversary

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The Ashkenazi congregation of Amsterdam today celebrated the 325th anniversary of its founding against a background of the Nazi deportation and slaughter of all but 8,000 of the pre-war Jewish population of 100,000. The large synagogues in the center of the former Amsterdam Ghetto were sold in 1954 to the Amsterdam Municipality. Only the famous Sephardi Synagogue remains.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund