The Northern California Chapter of the Netherland-America Foundation

*** Upcoming event***

Invitation: Special Tour by curator Simon B. Kool of photo
 "Lost Stories, Found Images:Portraits of Jews in Wartime Amsterdam by Annemie Wolff"
Monday, March 9th, 2015 at 6:30 PM

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The Northern California Chapter of the Netherland-America Foundation 
and the 
Goethe-Institut San Francisco cordially invite you to

Special exhibit tour lead by
exhibit-curator Simon B. Kool 

Lost Stories, Found Images:
Portraits of Jews in Wartime Amsterdam
by Annemie Wolff

March 9th, 2015
30 PM - 8:30 PM

ART-Lounge (entrance street level)
530 Bush Street #204, San Francisco, CA 94108

About the exhibition
German-born Dutch photographer Annemie Wolff, who passed away in 1994, took these photos at a time of great danger, both for her and for her subjects. The exhibition contains never-before-seen portraits of Jews living in Amsterdam in 1943. Dutch researchers An Huitzing and Tamara Becker have painstakingly uncovered – and continue to uncover – the identities and compelling stories of many individuals featured in these unique photos. These previously lost works help illuminate an untold story of Jewish life in Amsterdam during the Holocaust. To learn more about this exhibition, please click here.

Simon B. Kool
About Simon B. Kool
Simon B. Kool (1950) studied graphic design. In 1984 he was co-founder of Dutch Photo Agency "Hollandse Hoogte". From 1994 to 1999 he was member of the board of the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (Amsterdam Foundation for the Arts). Started in 1999 as independent exhibition curator, with the "KLM History in Photography" exhibition at Schiphol Airport. "Port Images", the exhibition on 100 years Port of Rotterdam was one of the most successful in its kind. He edited and published books about photography. Among them one on Russian Oleg Klimov and on the photography of the legendary steam ship Rotterdam, both combined with exhibitions. From 1999 to 2005 he has been part time lecturer at AVANS Hogeschool Masters in Breda, The Netherlands. More than ten years ago he discovered the archive of Annemie and Helmuth Wolff. Those film rolls contained portraits of 434 individuals, residents of “Amsterdam South,” including Jews wearing the Yellow Star, Jews without these stars, and non-Jews. Names and addresses were handwritten in an accompanying receipt book. This exhibition by the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation in the Goethe-Institut San Francisco is the very first, focusing on the 1943 portraits.
To view a short video of the story of Annemie Wolff, please click on the image below

The exhibit opens on Thursday, February 26, 2015, with a special opening event (details TBD). The exhibition continues until April 17, 2015.
Opening times: 10AM - 6PM (M-Th; until 4PM on Fr)
This photo exhibition has been made possible, in part, by a cultural grant from
the Netherland-America Foundation and
the consulate general of the Netherlands in San Francisco.
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