Hindeloopen

An independent Jewish community existed at Hindeloopen during the eighteenth and centuries. The Hindeloopen community had its roots in the settlement of Jews at nearby Workum. During the second half of the seventeenth century, contacts arose between seafarers from Workum and Portuguese Jewish merchants at Amsterdam. In approximately 1660, two Jews took over the lease of the local lending bank in Workum. A year later, a Jewish cemetery, the first in the province of Friesland, was established at a fortified sea gate at Séburch between Workum and Hindeloopen. The oldest remaining gravestone in the cemetery is dated 1676.
In 1715, a Jew purchased a house in Hindeloopen and established himself there as a merchant and distiller. The community that subsequently arose at Hindeloopen was eventually designated as a local community (Bijkerk) under the aegis of the regional Jewish community at Bolsward. The Hindeloopen community had its own synagogue, located on De Bueren, and made use of the cemetery at Séburch.

In 1862 the Jewish community at Hindeloopen was administratively dissolved and officially merged into that of Bolsward. The Bolsward community in turn was later merged into that of Sneek. The synagogue at Hindeloopen was razed in 1870. To this day, the plot of land on which it stood is still empty and is referred to by locals as the Jodenerf ("The Jews' Place"). The Jewish cemetery at Séburch near Workum is maintained by the municipality of Nijeford, to which Workum belongs. 

Jewish population of Hindeloopen:

1809 42
1840 29
1869 2


Collectie en mediatheek

 De kleine Huishoudster  1875 (ca.)
Meisje in klederdracht met diadeem en bloedkoralen halsketting, geknield in oudhollands
interieur. Zij schilt aardappelen die voor haar op een aardewerken schaal ...
Collectie > Museumstukken > 10016

 [Binnenland] : Amsterdam  1897
Verslag van de opening van de poppententoonstelling ten bate van
het "Herstellings-en Vakantieoord te Wijk aan Zee".
Collectie > Joodse pers > 20042978

 Verslag van de handelingen der permanente commissie, van juni 1871- juni 1872,...  1872
Samenvatting van het jaarverslag van de Permanente Commissie.
Collectie > Joodse pers > 20020582

 Stamboom van de familie van Gelder (in Israel Ge'al-Dor of Ben Geled Geheten) stammend...  1981
Stamboom van de familie van Gelder (in Israel Ge'al-Dor of Ben Geled Geheten) stammend
uit Hindeloopen en gedurende de 19e eeuw in Leeuwarden gewoond hebbend.
Collectie > Literatuur > 11503409

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