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The Netherlands

Author accused of antisemitism picked as keynote speaker for Holocaust commemoration

The national commemoration committee of the Netherlands named an author who has called Gaza a “ghetto” and is accused of making antisemitic statements about Dutch Jews as its keynote speaker.

Dutch court refuses to return €18m Kandinsky painting to Jewish heirs

A Dutch court rejected a restitution case brought by heirs of a Jewish family that originally owned a painting by Wassily Kandinsky that was bought by the city of Amsterdam at an auction in 1940.

Man arrested for painting swastika on Dutch mosque and possibly two synagogues

Dutch police arrested a 44-year-old man who is alleged to have painted swastikas on a mosque and possibly two synagogues near Amsterdam.

Donation for digitisation of Leiden Hebrew manuscripts

Leiden University Libraries (UBL) has received considerable funding from the National Library of Israel (NLI) and the Friedberg Jewish Manuscript Society for the digitisation of a collection of 166 Hebrew manuscripts.

The Netherlands to establish national coordinator on combatting Antisemitism

A National Coordinator on combatting antisemitism will be established in the Netherlands in 2021, Dutch Minister of Justice and Security Ferdinand Grapperhaus announced.

Dutch government criticises country’s Holocaust art restitution policy

In the Netherlands, proving that the Nazis stole artwork from your family isn’t always enough to claim it back.

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