Panurbana 144 theater Tuschinski

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Panurbana 144

theater Tuschinski

Amsterdam Atlas
collage: 10 photos
format: 110 x 110 cm

Abraham Tuschinski (1886-1942) wanted to emigrate from Poland to America.
But he stranded in Rotterdam and founded a boarding house called 'Polski', mainly intended
for escaped Eastern European Jews. In 1911 he opens his first cinema in Rotterdam, Thalia. In 1921,
together with his partners Hermann Ehrlich and Hermann Gerschtanowitz, he opened the Tuschinski
theater in Amsterdam, designed by the architect Hijman Louis de Jong (1882-1944). During the
Second World War, the theater came into German hands and in 1940 the name of the theater was changed
to Tivoli. In 1942 Abraham Tuschinski and Herman Gerschtanowitz are gassed in Auschwitz.
Hermann Ehrlich was murdered in Sobibor in 1943. After the war, the theater got its original name
Tuschinski back. A plaque commemorating Abraham Tuschinski, Hermann Ehrlich
and Herman Gerschtanowitz still hangs in the theater.