Façades of The Hague #98

Façade of a building with a shop and apartments, Wagenstraat, probably built in the 1920s.

Until 2017 here was the locally famous authentic pastry shop Gordijn (these pictures are from 2017).

Like many shopkeepers near the city centre they had to close down their business because of too strong competition of supermarkets and department stores amongst others.

Before and during the beginning of WWII the building contained Bak’s lunchroom. The Baks were Jewish.

During the German occupation they went into hiding in the village of Pijnacker, not far from The Hague, but were betrayed and were murdered by the Nazis in Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944.

At the moment the building is being refurbished as you can see in the last picture which was taken recently.

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All pictures were taken in March 2017 except for the last one, which was taken in October 2019.

Bertus Pieters

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