“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands

Simon Philip de Vries

Simon Philip de Vries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 19, 2017
1. Simon Philip de Vries Marker
Hier woonde Simon Philip de Vries
1892 - 1940 Rabbijn van de joodse
gemeente Haarlem, gestorven
in Bergen Belsen 1944 Psalm 23:4

[English translation:]
Here lived Simon Philip de Vries, 1892-1940, Rabbi of the Haarlem Jewish Community, died in Bergen-Belsen in 1944, Psalm 23:4
Location. 52° 22.941′ N, 4° 38.409′ E. Marker is in Haarlem, North Holland. Marker is on Bakenessergracht just north of Korte Begijnestraat, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Bakenessergracht 48, Haarlem, North Holland 2011 HC, Netherlands.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Former Synagogue (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Teylers Fundatiehuis / The Teyler Foundation House (about 210 meters away); De Waag / The Weigh House (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Hoofdwacht / Civic Guard Headquarters (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Vishal / "Fish Hall" (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Hofje van Noblet (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Hofje 'In den Groenen Tuin' / Hofje "In the Green Garden" (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Hofje van Oorschot (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haarlem.
Regarding Simon Philip de Vries.
Simon Philip de Vries Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 19, 2017
2. Simon Philip de Vries Marker - Wide View

Psalm 23:4 (NIV) reads: Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Bergen-Belsen in Lower Saxony, Germany, was a Prisoners of war camp, and then in April 1943 became part of the Nazi concentration camp system.
Also see . . .
1. About Simon Philip de Vries (; The Jewish Monument). "Simon Philip de Vries was appointed religious education teacher in 1892 in Haarlem. He was furthermore secretary of the Jewish community in Haarlem. Simon Philip de Vries is de author of the classic Jewish rites and symbols which was initially publised in serial format in the Haarlemse Courant. The book is written for a non-Jewish target group. Rabbi de Vries was an avid Zionist. He played a leading role in the Dutch Mizrachi-movement. In 1905, he wrote the brochure Mašneh le-Zion with subtitle In defence of Zionism from a traditional Jewish point of view. His Zionist stance attracted much criticism, particularly from the other rabbis...." (Submitted on July 12, 2017.) 

2. Simon de Vries (Wikipedia, in Dutch). (Submitted on July 12, 2017.)
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