This was the highlight of our time in Amsterdam, if not all of Holland.
In anticipation of a trip to Amsterdam in April, I contacted Peter asking for a tour of Dutch Jewish history after another tour guide who specializes in Jewish Amsterdam was unavailable. Peter referred me back to the same highly recommended Jewish history guide for a referral while she was out of town, but she did not repsond. Peter took us on, and are we ever happy he did!
Peter lead the four of us on a journey through history and Amsterdam that was unique in its detailed and sensitive telling, with photos of before, during and after WW II, of familiar and centuries old sites that only a film documentarian, which he is, can do.
What started out as a 2-3 hour walk, ended up to be much more with in depth discussions of the people, politics, food, religions and recent scholarly discoveries of past and present Amsterdam. He left us off at the Jewsih History Museum, a theatre that the Nazis turned into a hellish deportation center, where he said he had 'shed many tears'; evidence of his respect, sensitivity and scholarship of the WW II era, of which he is an expert.
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