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Portugees IsraŽlietisch Ziekenhuis / Portugese Israelite Hospital

 
 
Portugees IsraŽlietisch Ziekenhuis / Portugese Israelite Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 18, 2017
1. Portugees IsraŽlietisch Ziekenhuis / Portugese Israelite Hospital Marker
Inscription.
Portugees IsraŽlietisch Ziekenhuis
Architect: Harry Elte (1880-1944)
Opdrachtgever: Portugees IsraŽlietisch Gemeente
Bouwjaren: 1915, 1916

De gevelsteen boven de ingang van dit voormalige ziekenhuis toont een pelikaan die haar jongen voedt met haar eigen bloed; het herkenningsteken van de Portugees IsraŽlitische Gemeente. Het ziekenhuis uit 1916 bood plaats aan 50 patiŽnten en een kleine afdeling voor oude vrouwen. Op nummer 12 bevond zich het Zusterhuis. Tijdens de oorlog was het ziekenhuis het toneel van gedwongen sterilisaties. Vanaf 1951 kwam hier het joodse bejaardenhuis Beth Sjalom. Nu dient het als jongerenhuisvesting.


Portugese Israelite Hospital
Architect: Harry Elte (1880-1944)
Commissioned by: Portugees IsraŽlietisch Gemeente (Portugese Israelite Community)
Years of Construction: 1915, 1916

The plaque above the entrance to this former hospital represents a pelican feeding its young with its own blood; the memorial symbol of the Portuguese Israelite Community. The hospital dating back to 1916 could accommodate 50 patients and also had a small ward for elderly women. The nurses' residence was located at no. 12. Numerous forced sterilisations took place at this hospital during the war. The Jewish home for the elderly,
Portugees IsraŽlietisch Ziekenhuis / Portugese Israelite Hospital Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 18, 2017
2. Portugees IsraŽlietisch Ziekenhuis / Portugese Israelite Hospital Marker - Wide View
The marker is just to the right of the set of black doors on the right.
Beth Sjalom, was established here in 1951. The building currently serves as a housing unit for young people.
 
Erected by IAmsterdam.
 
Location. 52° 22.067′ N, 4° 54.639′ E. Marker is in Amsterdam, North Holland. Marker is on Henri Polaklaan just east of Plantage Parklaan, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Henri Polaklaan 12B, Amsterdam, North Holland 1018 CS, Netherlands.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. De Burcht / The Castle (within shouting distance of this marker); Hugo de Vries (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Vernieling Bevolkingsregister / The Attack on the Population Register (about 150 meters away); Adriaan MorriŽn (about 210 meters away); De Hortus (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); de wereld bleef doof / The World Remained Deaf (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); J.C. Amman School Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); E.J. van Det School Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amsterdam.
 
Also see . . .  Portuguese-Israelite Hospital (Jewish Historical Museum). (Submitted on July 18, 2017.)
 
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Pelican Feeding Her Young Her Own Blood - Gevelsteen (Gable Stone) Above the Entrance of 12A image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 18, 2017
3. Pelican Feeding Her Young Her Own Blood - Gevelsteen (Gable Stone) Above the Entrance of 12A
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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