Book

“Een eerlijcke plaets, Memorboek of Jewish Wageningen and surroundings”. This Memorboek, provided with a foreword by rabbi J.S. Jacobs, talks about the period from the 16th to the 20th century. The 16th century began with stories about the agreement, which the Jews were allowed to live in the city of Wageningen. The restrictions imposed on them here and what privileges (privileges) they got that. In the 17th century is about the bank loan. An activity, mainly in Wageningen and elsewhere was done by Jews.

The stories in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries are about important events and persons, who either played an important role in the Jewish community or the board of Wageningen. The title “A eerlijcke plaets” is derived from the patent in 1668, which the bank loan holder Isaac Adolphs a eerlijcke plaets was promised in the sand quarry on the east side of the city to serve as a burial place for him and his family.

This book is written in separate chapters on Jews in the surrounding municipalities of Wageningen, namely about in: Ede-Bennekom, Renkum, Rhenen and Putting. Likewise, the book contains genealogical data on the various Jewish families who lived in Wageningen, and details about their possible departure elsewhere. The names of those who were deported during the Holocaust from the municipalities of Ede, Renkum, Wageningen and Rhenen to one of the concentration camps and did not return, are included in the book.

Memorboek It is published by the “Foundation for Jewish Memorial Wageningen and surroundings.” This foundation Memorboek sees this as a lasting monument to all the Jewish part of the population of Wageningen and surroundings.