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Netherlands - Dutch Chief Rabbi Says "It Is Time" For Netherlands To Apologize For Involvement In Holocaust

Published on: August 9, 2015 03:34 PM
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Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs (Photo credit: Meshulam/Wikipedia)Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs (Photo credit: Meshulam/Wikipedia)

Netherlands - Denmark’s Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs say “it is time,” and is calling on Netherland’s Prime Minister to follow the lead of his neighbors and offer an official apology for the nation collaborating with the Nazis in the killing of Jews during the Holocaust.

Rabbi Jacobs told JTA.org (http://bit.ly/1WarHDe) last week that the time for a “comprehensive apology” has come due from Prime Minister Mark Rutte despite a refusal by Rutte back in 2012 when the same issue arose on the heels of the book “Judging The Netherlands: The Renewed Restitution Process” by Manfred Gerstenfeld.

Approximately three-quarters of the Netherland’s 140,000 Jews were killed by the Nazis who, in many cases, were assisted by Dutch police and local collaborators.

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Since 1995, many neighboring countries have issued official apologies for similar transgressions, including most recently Luxembourg in 2015.


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 Aug 09, 2015 at 04:20 PM Erlich Says:

Holland is a mercantile country. The Ann Frank House in Amsterdam is a great money-maker for Dutch tourism.

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 Aug 09, 2015 at 07:51 PM observer_lishmah Says:

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Erlich Says:

Holland is a mercantile country. The Ann Frank House in Amsterdam is a great money-maker for Dutch tourism.

Dead Jews are always good business.

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 Aug 09, 2015 at 08:46 PM Anonymous Says:

Dutch means related to Holland not Denmark.

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 Aug 09, 2015 at 10:12 PM Naftush Says:

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Erlich Says:

Holland is a mercantile country. The Ann Frank House in Amsterdam is a great money-maker for Dutch tourism.

It goes deeper than mercantilism. All Dutch retellings of the Holocaust, money-makers or not, omit the role of Dutch collaboration.

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