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On March 17, 1943, the Jews in Leiden who did not go into hiding were forcefully taken from their homes. Two hundred and seventy of them later died in concentration camps.

This tragic event has never been forgotten by the city, and it inspired many memorials. One of the more striking memorials is comprised of six stone suitcases placed near significant buildings. The suitcases, which were designed and made by Dutch/Israeli artist Ram Katzir in 2010, symbolize the one suitcase that each victim was allowed to carry.



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Rijnlandse Roede (The Rhenish Rod) 20181.1km site_ao
De Leidse Zeemijn (Leiden’s Naval Mine) 20200.8km site_ao
WW2: Resistance in Leiden en nl 1km site_izi
OWL citywalk 2019 en 0.9km site_izi
Ehrenfesthuis (Ehrenfest House) 20201.1km site_ao
Einstein’s Chair 20201.2km site_ao
Burcht van Leiden 20191.1km site_ao
Museum Depot 20190.8km site_ao
Graveyard Groenesteeg 20190.7km site_ao
Willebrord Snellius’ Grave 20161.1km site_ao
Leiden Gunpowder Disaster Memorial 20150.9km site_ao
The Old Leiden Belltower 20151.1km site_ao
The Old Leiden Belltower 20151.1km site_ao
Hooglandse Kerk Clock 20160.9km site_ao
Masonic Temple Loge La Vertu 20160.8km site_ao
Leiden Stones 20151.1km site_ao
The Wall Poems of Leiden 20130.9km site_ao
Leiden Observatory 20151.2km site_ao
The Hidden Eschers of Leiden 20151km site_ao
The Hidden Eschers of Leiden 20151km site_ao
Hortus Botanicus Leiden 20131.3km site_ao
An Ancient Roman Fort, Hidden Beneath a Children’s Playground 20191.2km site_ao
Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory Plaque 20190.9km site_ao
Leiden’s Monumental Urinal 20191.1km site_ao
Gravensteen’s Whipping Pole 20191.2km site_ao
Bakkerssteeg Street Sign 20191.1km site_ao
Leiden’s Floating Christmas Market 20180.9km site_ao
The Rhenish Rod 20181.1km site_ao
Zweetkamertje (Sweat Room) 20161.2km site_ao
Hidden Basement in Smit 20181.3km site_ao

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