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The Netherlands

New Holocaust museum in Amsterdam aims to tell full story of persecution of Dutch Jews

The museum tells the story of the Holocaust through video images, photos, scale models and mementoes of the Dutch victims of Nazi occupation. 

February strike of 1941 commemorated in Amsterdam

This year marks 83 years since tens of thousands of Amsterdam residents stopped working to stand up for their Jewish fellow citizens who were deported by the German occupiers.

Families of hostages fly to The Hague in suit against Hamas

Around 100 representatives of family members of the kidnapped flew to the Netherlands to file an official complaint against Hamas and its leadership at the International Criminal Court.

Motion calling to ban ‘from the river to the sea’ slogan adopted in Dutch parliament

Dutch MP Diederik Van Dijk filed the motion because since the outbreak of the war between Israel and Hamas, “there has been a chilling increase in antisemitic incidents" in the Netherlands.

In 2023, the number of reports of antisemitic incidents doubled in the Netherlands

In 2022 there were 69 reports, last year there were 154. The largest increase was after the Hamas massacre in Israel.

Swastikas sprayed on Middelburg synagogue

The police began collecting records from security cameras in the area of the synagogue in order to identify and locate the suspects.

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