At the corner where the river Amstel meets Zwanenburgwal stands the Jewish resistance monument. It was created by Belgian sculptor Josef Glatt and placed there in 1988.
On the side, the text of the prophet Jeremiah laments in Dutch and Hebrew: 'Were my eyes fountains of tears then would I weep day and night for the fallen fighters of my beloved people.'
Every year, the Night of Broken Glass (Kristallnacht) 8 to 9 November 1938, when Jews were attacked throughout Germany, is commemorated at this monument.
At this date in 1938, almost every synagogue in Germany was set on fire and around 7,000 Jewish shops were broken into and looted, and Jewish property plastered with slogans and swastikas.
Monument of Jewish resistance