Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“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
Inscription.
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 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Former Synagogue (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); De Waag / The Weigh House (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Hoofdwacht / Civic Guard Headquarters (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); May 8 1945 / 8 Mei 1945 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Paterskerk (R.K.) / Church of Our Father (Roman Catholic) (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Het Pietershuis (approx. half a kilometer away).
 
Regarding Simon Philip de Vries.
Psalm 23:4 (NIV) reads: Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I
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
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 (joodsmonument.nl; 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.)
 
Additional keywords. Holocaust
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
Paid Advertisement