NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

The Netherlands

Jewish restaurant in Amsterdam and Jewish cemetery in Rotterdam vandalised again

The windows of the Jewish restaurant HaCarmel in Amsterdam were painted again with antisemitic graffiti.

Dutch right-wing politician calls Nuremberg trials “illegitimate”

The leader of a right-wing party in the Netherlands has provoked outrage by saying that the trials against Nazis in Nuremberg, Germany, were “illegitimate.”

Amsterdam mayor wants city’s museum to return €18m Nazi-looted painting

The mayor of Amsterdam has asked a Dutch committee to reassess its decision on a Holocaust restitution claim that keeps a €18 million painting looted by the Nazis in the city’s hands.

Torah returned to Dutch Jewish community 80 years after it was hidden from Nazis

A Torah scroll that disappeared from a Dutch synagogue following the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands has been rediscovered 80 years later and returned to the Jewish community.

Mezuzah smashed, swastika carved into doorframe of Jewish student’s home

A swastika was carved into the doorframe of a Jewish student’s house in the Dutch city of Maastricht and the mezuzah was torn off.

Dutch Jews died in “secret Nazi gas chamber” in 1941

Over 100 Dutchmen were sent to their deaths at a secret Nazi gas chamber in 1941, a year before Nazis began mass deportations of Jews to gas chambers.

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