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Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
 

Municipal Morgue

 
 
Municipal Morgue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 18, 2017
1. Municipal Morgue Marker
Inscription.
Van februari tot augustus 1945 was deze kerk de Gemeentelijke Doodenbewaarplaats.

Door ontbering, honger en duits geweld stierven te Amsterdam in het laatste oorlogsjaar meer mensen dan begraven konden worden.

Hier was hun tijdelijke rustplaats.

[English translation:]
From February to August 1945 this church was the Municipal Morgue.

Through deprivation, hunger and German violence, more people died in Amsterdam in the last year of war than could be buried.

This was their temporary resting place.
 
Location. 52° 22.221′ N, 4° 54.005′ E. Marker is in Amsterdam, North Holland. Marker is on Zuiderkerkhof just east of Zanddwarsstraat. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Zuiderkerkhof 72, Amsterdam, North Holland 1011 WB, Netherlands.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hendrick de Keyser (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Anthoniespoort / St. Anthony's Gate (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Benedictus de Spinoza (1632-1677), Amsterdammer, Filosoof/Philosopher (approx. 0.3 kilometers away);
Municipal Morgue Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 18, 2017
2. Municipal Morgue Marker - Wide View
Joods Verzetsmonument /Jewish Resistance Monument (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Franz Liszt (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Doelentoren (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Elisabeth van Oostenrijk / Empress Elisabeth of Austria (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amsterdam.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located to the right of the Zuiderkerk (church) entrance.
 
Also see . . .  Dutch famine of 1944–45 (Wikipedia). "The Dutch famine of 1944–45, known as the Hongerwinter ("Hunger winter") in Dutch, was a famine that took place in the German-occupied part of the Netherlands, especially in the densely populated western provinces north of the great rivers, during the winter of 1944–45, near the end of World War II. A German blockade cut off food and fuel shipments from farm areas. Some 4.5 million were affected and survived because of soup kitchens. As many as 22,000 may have died because of the famine..." (Submitted on November 2, 2017.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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