EMDEN: (Friesland) Print

International Jewish Cemetery Project - Netherlands

Apparently Jews from Portugal arrived in Emden, a large port town, in the early 1500's. Shortly thereafter, they were thrown out so most of them moved to Amsterdam. This became the basis of the famous Portuguese Jewish community there. Some, however, went out into the countryside to very small farming communities like Norden, Germany where, apparently, they lived without interruption until 1938. Eastern European Jews arrived on the scene about two hundred years later. Source: Jack De Lowe: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it