15 September 2008

Netherlands: Jewish home interior

Amsterdam researchers have found an almost-intact 1940s interior in a house that belonged to Jewish banker Lodewijk Korijn. According to them, the living room is apparently more authentic than the Anne Frank House.

In 1942, the Korijn family was transported to concentration camps. Since then, the interior has barely been touched.

The story is here, with photographs.

University of Amsterdam heritage studies instructor Alexander Westra discovered the room last year when working on a historic interiors project. He believes that the home should be protected heritage.

After the war, theology students used the house; the living room was their common area. In the hall is an original dresser, and the still-working lighting is historic.

Read more at the link above.

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