About the ParkThe city park Sarphatipark, a public park, is a large park in Amsterdam. The park is named after Shmuel Tzarfati, that was a Jewish Doctor and Philantrophist. Thanks to Tzarfati's efforts, the worker's neighborhood De Pijp became a wide green space. You can simply call this place "Tzarfati Park"...
Though he was able to obtain a permit for a larger area for the park, after his death in 1866 some of the land was sold off, those areas where the park had not yet been built. Until today you can see the monument that was erected in the park in his memory. This monument is large and impressive, one of the more beautiful ones in Amsterdam.
In 1942, the park's name was changed to Bollandpark because Tzarfati was a Jewish man. In 1945, the name was returned back to its original one.
The Dutch painter Mommie Schwarz and his with Else Berg lived close to the park since 1927, until they were deported to Auschwitz in 1942 and murdered. Some of their last works of art were of the park landscape.