The museum is a brilliant representation of what was the Jewish community of Amsterdam. What makes the museum both special and uncomfortable at the same time is that this is not the story of heros and villians out of some hollywood movie. The truth that this museum tells is of a Jewish leadershio tricked into cooperation with the nazis, of a Dutch society who did very little to acknowledge the betrayal of their jewish nieghbours. The museum tells the story of returning Dutch jews who left in droves after the war. This is in stark contrast to the hero worshio of the Dutch Jew-savers memorialised in not one, but two monuments erected by the city outside. These are unbelievable edifices of hubris and cheek of behalf of the non-Jewish Amsterdamers. In the moral test of who actually saved jewish lives in WWII, the Danes were top of the European class, saving 99.2%. They have NO memorials to their heroism, none, not one. But in Amsterdam the Dutch have TWO. And what was their score? 25%. Right at the bottom of class. That by any standard is an absimal failure. In any classroom the Dutch would be in the corner wearing a duncecap, not awarding themselves a goldstar. So maybe some of the visitors who reviewed the musuem negatively and who, by contrast loved the Anne Frank musuem, don't like their little fairytale disturbed by the unvarnished truth. Wake uo darlings, remember that at the end of the cozy little story in the attic, Frank was betrayed by a Dutchperson. In her death, not her hiding, she is a real representative of Dutch Jews, 75% of which were sent to the deathcamps, one of the highest murder rates in all of Europe. This is the real story and the Jewish Historical Museum has the courage to tell it.
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