Open Jewish Homes is one of the ways in which the Jewish Historical Museum keeps the memory of the victims of the Shoah alive. Open Jewish Homes is closely linked to the online monument that is managed by the museum. This monument consists of the Digital Monument to the Jewish Community in the Netherlands and the associated Jewish Monument Community.
Jewish Monument Community
On the website Digital Monument every victim has a personal page and you can find family pages there that give an image of the composition of a family at the moment of registration with their home addresses. That name and address information – effortlessly available through the Digital Monument for every municipality in the Netherlands – is obviously crucial to Open Jewish Homes.
Moreover an additional community website has been set up. Personal responses, questions and additions from online visitors of the Monument are collected on this website. The site works more or less like the well-known social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.): visitors log into the website and subsequently can post text (remarks, stories) or photographs.
The Jewish Monument Community contains all information from the Digital Monument, supplemented by the information and remarks from visitors of the website. Since visitors may also get in touch with each other (which is comparable to making friends on Facebook), the Jewish Monument Community often plays a role in the establishment of a ‘house story’ or in the completion of a family history. Experiences with and impressions of commemorations from the Open Jewish Homes programme can be added to the pages of the individuals or families that are being remembered as well. In this way it is made online visible as well that they have not been forgotten.
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