Identity Cards and Forgeries at the National Holocaust Museum, tells the story of two people who where involved in the identity card business during World War 2. The start of the war was also the introduction of these cards in the Netherlands and the death of many people.
The collaborator versus the master forger
During this exhibition you will learn the story of its inventor, Jacob Lentz, and a woman who was notorious for forging them, Alice Cohn. At the exposition you will find an impressive installation by the visual artist Robert Glas. Glas is engaged in a continual investigation of the technologies used for the identification of people. For his work in the National Holocaust Museum, he went back to the moment when identity papers first became mandatory in the Netherlands. Using all the surviving portrait photographs of Jacob Lentz in newspapers, libraries, and archives, Glass reflects on how Lentz made the portrait photo an important tool of power.
The National Holocaust Museum is part of the Jewish Historical Quarter in Amsterdam.
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Jewish Historical Museum
The Jewish Historical Museum tells the story of Jewish religion, culture and history in The Netherlands and its former colonies. It holds a collection of over 13,000 artworks and objects and displays several expositions each year on contemporary Judaism. The Hollandse Schouwburg is an old theatre that is also part of the museum. At this …
Jewish Historical Quarter Amsterdam
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National Holocaust MuseumAddress
Plantage Middenlaan 27
01 January 2018
31 December 2018