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The Netherlands

Dutch politician tweets Jewish yellow star to protest virus surveillance

On the day of Yom HaShoah, Dutch politician Arnoud van Doorn posts photo showing yellow star badge Nazis made Jews wear during the Holocaust, but bearing the words ‘corona app’.

Dutch province seeks ‘smuggled’ Jewish children rescued by residents in WWII

Rural Friesland hopes to welcome back children saved by farmers, priests, and university students in an underground railroad that rescued them from Nazi deportation in Amsterdam

Coronavirus kills 15 at Amsterdam’s Jewish old-age home

At least 15 people have died at the main Jewish elderly home in Amsterdam and another 22 are infected with the disease.

In time of global self-isolation, “Anne Frank Video Diary” premieres on YouTube

As large swathes of the world shelter-in-place during the COVID-19 pandemic, stewards of The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam are asking YouTube viewers to imagine if the diarist had been given a video-camera alongside her red-checkered diary.

Dutch Jew who rescued hundreds in Vichy France finally recognised

The full story of the activities of Sally Noach, a Dutch Jew who issued false papers to 432 people registering them as Dutch and helping them escape from near-certain death, has now come to be told in an upcoming documentary.

Dutch little league football coach allegedly called Jewish player “cancer Jew”

A Dutch football coach was accused of calling an 11-year-old Jewish player “cancer Jew” during practice and harassing him over his religion.

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