Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2019

352 Pages

5.4 x 8.4 inches

ISBN: 9781787380080

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Jerusalem on the Amstel

The Quest for Zion in the Dutch Republic

Lipika Pelham

A Hurst Publication

  • A fascinating history of Amsterdam's unlikely Jewish "Nation"--a prosperous community of Catholic converts fleeing the Spanish Inquisition.
  • Traces Amsterdam's Jews from their integral role in the Dutch economic miracle and Enlightenment to a somber coda in 1942, when they were herded into the "Jewish Theater" to be deported and murdered by the Nazis.
  • Uncovers a prototype Jewish nation 200 years before Zionism

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