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Dutch Jewish Genealogical Collection

09.10.2011

Dutch Jewish Genealogical Collection at Beit Hatfutsot


Mr. Max van Dam of Rechovot, Israel, recently donated his prestigious collection of Dutch Jewish family trees to the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center at Beit Hatfutsot. The impressive collection covers the ancestry of almost all Jewish families that lived in the Netherlands before 1800 and boasts over 72,000 individual entries. This outstanding project is the result of many years of dedicated research by Mr. van Dam and his late wife Mrs. Bertha van Dam z"l.  Thanks to their tremendous efforts almost any family whose roots go back to the Netherlands may now find many details about their ancestry, including those many Dutch Jews that perished tragically in the Holocaust.