The Jewish Monument community was established to enable users to exchange information and contact each other online. Its focus is the Shoah in the Netherlands and Jewish life in the Netherlands.
The Jewish Monument Community is open to anyone with an internet connection, but registered members can post their stories directly on the site. Other users can then add factual data, photos and other information, in the comments section. As such, victims of the Shoah form an integral part of the community’s living network.
• To preserve the memory of all Jews from the Netherlands who were murdered or died during the Shoah.
• To paint a more complete and varied picture of the history of the Second World War, the Jewish community in the Netherlands and the Shoah than is possible at the Digital Monument site.
• To provide a platform for exchanging information and establishing contacts.
The community’s user guide can be found on the Help-pages on this site. Before you start, please read our User Terms.
For a list of the historical sources used and for additional explanatory notes go to Digital Monument Objectives.
The Digital Monument to the Jewish Community in the Netherlands was initiated by Professor Isaac (Ies) Lipschits [1930-2008] and went online in 2005. The project was funded by Verbond van Verzekeraars [Dutch Association of Insurers]. The Jewish Monument Community was launched in 2010 and was financed by the Maror Foundation and by the 'Active European Remembrance’ program of the European Union.
The Jewish Monument Community and the Digital Monument of the Jewish Community are both part of the Jewish Historical Museum.