Corner of Jodenbreestraat and Houtkopersdwarsstraat

Photolocation 14

1Then | Many houses in the postwar Jewish quarter were so run-down that they had to be knocked down before they collapsed. They were in such poor condition because they had been unoccupied for so long, but also because during the winter famine of 1944-1945 the desperate people of Amsterdam had stripped away the wood from the houses of deported Jews.

Now | This is what it looks like now:
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10 9 8 7 6 1 2 5 3 19 4 11 16 15 14 12 13 18 17 You're viewing photos from the outdoor exhibiton Then & Now, Photographs of the Waterlooplein neighbourhood around 1960. Come to the Jewish Historical Museum for more photos of Philip Mechanicus in the major retrospective of his work from May 24 to October 27, 2013.

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