Front cover image for Joods Gorcum, 1349-1964 : een gedenkboek

Joods Gorcum, 1349-1964 : een gedenkboek

A history of the Jewish community in Gorcum (Gorinchem), a town in central Netherlands. Mentions pogroms against Jews during the Black Death plague, ca. 1350. Between 1696-1796 (the date of official emancipation) Jews were allowed to settle in the town and to receive citizenship after taking the oath for Jews. Pp. 63-93 describe German anti-Jewish measures after 1940, and the rescue of several Jews who went into hiding. Jews from other parts of the Netherlands also hid in Gorinchem. Ca. 70 Jews were deported to concentration camps. Lists the names of those who perished. (From the Bibliography of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism)
Print Book, Dutch, 1989
Stichting Merewade, Gorinchem, 1989