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  • About the Triptych – Drieluik

    The section "Tryptich" ["Drieluik"] is a long-term project, the first part of a "triptych" of auxiliary historical background information, meant to help genealogical researchers to add more in-depth details about the individuals and families which are part of the genealogies or the databases.


    The 3 parts are as follows:

    1. "Kehilloth"
    descriptions of the kehilloth/communities in the "Mediene" with the accent on the persons who lived and made a living in the communities described, their way of life and, if they were functionaries, what tasks they fulfilled. The focus is on the individual or the family in the framework of the community.
    This approach is different from the standard historical research, concentrating on the functioning of the community as a collective body.

    2. "Famous Persons"
    descriptions of persons, who left an impact on Jewish life in the Netherlands or otherwise had an influence on society in the Netherlands, in industry, commerce, the arts, etc. The focus will be mostly on Dutch Jewish personalities of fame in the 19th century, or in the eras before. From the Dutch Jews who became famous in the 20th Century, we decided to put only the less glittering, but still outstanding and influential, personalities into the limelight, because many of them have been described in (Dutch) literature already quite elaborately.

    3."Famous Institutions"
    descriptions of once famous, and now mostly extinct institutions of the Dutch Jewish community, where Dutch Jews of standing played an important role. Examples are for instance "Het Apeldoornse Bosch", "De Joodse Invalide", famous orphanhouses and the like.

    The material used is excerpts from books and articles, translated from the original Dutch.
    This is done by the voluntary staff of Akevoth, but as to contents, the responsibility for the accuracy and reliability of the data published, remain with the original author.
    To achieve the maximum benefit from the use of this material, that will be slowly but continuously added to these sections, we added the following features to the subsection "Kehilloth":

    a. A link to Google Maps
    enables to find the geographic location of the community described.

    b. An internal search engine:
    by entering the name of the kille/community in the search field, allplaces where this name figures in the Dutch Jewish Genealogical Data Base of Akevoth, will come up, turning these sections with auxiliary material into a first-class genealogical aid.
    Amoetat Akevoth has taken all possible measures to trace the authors, creators and publishing firms of all material, articles, photographs, documents etc. before publishing so as to receive their previous consent in writing to do so.
    In all cases, the original source is referred to with the utmost accuracy achievable (incl. original year of publishing and ISBN).
    If in spite of these efforts, unknowingly and not on purpose a bona fide infringement of copyright has occurred, we request to contact us immediately so that we can amend what needs to be corrected.
    The material is published for purposes of research, historical review and educative objectives, for the benefit of non-professional genealogists and must be judged in this context.

    Published by Amoetat Akevoth as a non-profit organization, its use for commercial purposes, like all other material on the website of Akevoth, is strictly forbidden.