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NL: Dovenshoah Monument Amsterdam
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The Monument for Jewish Deaf War Victims is a memorial at the Hortusplantsoen in Amsterdam for deaf and hard-of-hearing Jewish victims of the Second World War. It was created on the initiative of the Dovenshoah Foundation and unveiled on October 17, 2010.
The war memorial contains a rectangular plinth with a statue of Truus Menger-Oversteegen on top. On the front of the pedestal is a relief, designed by Bart Koolen, depicting world/deaf/remain in sign language and inscriptions with the text:
The world remained deaf
In memory of
the Jewish Deaf victims of the Nazi regime
1940 - 1945
From 1928 to 1976, a school for the deaf and hard of hearing was located at Hortusplantsoen 2, the J.C. Amman school.