Scale Model of the Organ Attics in MiniWorld

In MiniWorld Rotterdam, a 500 square meter exhibition space on the Weena, you can see a model of the Breeplein Church with its organ attics. The rooms where three Jewish couples spent the last years of the war have been reconstructed with an eye for the smallest details. The roof of the church is open, so that visitors can see the refuge of Chaim and Fifi de Zoete. In the street next to the church one sees the ophthalmologist Leo Lashley on the way to the church, to help Rebecca Kool with her delivery. Two girls hop down the street on their way to school. They are Bep Hoveling and Hadassah / Hansje. One also sees the German soldiers who raided the church in April 1945 but who did not uncover the people in hiding.

The model was unveiled by Mayor Aboutaleb in April 2016. Marc van Buren, the director of MiniWorld donated a portable version of the model to the Organ Attics Foundation. This is on view at the Breeplein Church.