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The Netherlands

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.

Dutch-Jewish resistance hero speaks of terrifying moment the Nazis nearly caught her

Selma van de Perre, a Jewish Holocaust survivor who fought in the Dutch resistance has spoken about the moment she came terrifying close to being caught by the Nazis while travelling under a false name.

Germany names Dutch SS veterans still receiving pensions for serving Hitler

Germany has handed over to the Netherlands a list of 34 Dutch citizens who are receiving army stipends from Berlin for serving in the military under the Nazis, including some suspected war criminals and possibly former guards at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

Dutch village is finally ready to tell its unique Holocaust rescue story

In 1985, the Dutch village of Nieuwlande became one of only two locales honored collectively by Yad Vashem for rescuing Jews. But partly because of the aversion of its largely Protestant population to self-praise, it has remained largely unknown.

In Amsterdam, card of every Holocaust victim returns to Jewish hands

The Netherlands branch of the Red Cross has transferred to the Jewish Cultural Quarter of Amsterdam ownership of more than 140,000 personal cards of Dutch Jews.

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