Cultural historical photos in public space of the street Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat in Amsterdam
After completion of the renovation of the square in the summer of 2009, the Residents Initiative in October 2009 developed the plan to exhibit historical photos in public space of the Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat.
In the City Archives we found documentary photos in black and white of the Jewish market in the Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat, which in 1935 had been taken by the Jewish Austrian born photographer Wolf Suschitzky.
After eight months of preparation on June 28, 2010 three photos of Wolf Suschitsky where placed in large format on canvas in steel frames at the facade of the building from Alliander (formerly Nuon) right infront of the square in the Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat. The sizes: 3.43 x 2.75 meters (2x) and 1.70 x 2.75 meters (1x).
In addition, on the wall next to the facade of Alliander, on July 13, 2010 a plate with information about the photo exhibition was placed. On this plate, the three pictures of Wolf Suschitsky are engraved, along with one photo from the City Archives from 1943, showing a virtually empty Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat with the ghetto signs 'Jewish district / Judenviertel'.
The exhibition aims to residents, the neighborhood and especially tourists to celebrate the cultural history of the area and at the same time wants to draw attention to the historical facts by the plate.
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