Jewish Historical Museum: Amsterdam, city of diamonds

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27 September 2019 – 1 March 2020

To mark the 125th anniversary of the founding of the General Diamond Workers’ Union of the Netherlands (ANDB), the Jewish Historical Museum presents Amsterdam, City of Diamonds. The exhibition recounts how from the early seventeenth century Amsterdam grew to become the international centre of the diamond industry, largely thanks to the city’s Jewish population. The dynamic period of Amsterdam’s diamond sector lasted for more than 300 years and was characterised by highs and lows. 

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