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  Prayer hall of Jochem Izak Aron Spitz in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

© [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons, Photographer: Unknown, 2006

The former private residence (1639-1660) owned by Rembrandt van Rijn was bought by Jochem Izak Aron Spitz in 1862. The building was already divided into two building segments, each with its own entrance. The complex was used by the family of Spitz as both their private residence, merchant store, and synagogue. The latter was located in the left section of the upper floor. The synagogue was used until the year 1906 after which it was sold to the muncipilatiy of Amsterdam.

The building was redeveloped as a museum known as Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt’s House) and functions as such up until this day.

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Prayer hall of Jochem Izak Aron Spitz in Amsterdam | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
17th century; synagogue since 1862
Synagogue active dates
1862-1906
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
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Unknown
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Congregation
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Location
The Netherlands | Amsterdam
| Jodenbreestraat 4-6 | 1011 NK
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Museum
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B (Fair)
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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1 (Local)
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Custom
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Summary and Remarks

Today the Rembrandt House Museum. Rembrandt (1606-1669) lived and worked in this house between 1639 and 1656. In 1862 Jochem Izak Aron Spitz bought this building. In 1906 the building was sold to the city of Amsterdam.  

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Bibliography

Edward van Voolen and Paul Meijer, Synagogen van Nederland (Zutphen: Walburg Pers, 2006)
J.F. van Agt and Edward van Voolen, Synagogen in Nederland (Hilversum: Gooi and Sticht, 1988)
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Remy Arkenbosch | 2018
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Computer Reconstruction
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