LONDON (Jul. 15)
German occupation authorities today told the Dutch people just what their political future is to be, namely transformation of the Netherlands into a totalitarian satellite State dominated by Berlin.
This plan was revealed in radio reports of an interview granted the Dutch press by Herr Jacke, press attache of the Reich Commissariat for the Netherlands, in which he asserted that Germany wants to regulate the internal political situation of Holland by concentration of the entire Dutch people in one movement.
The German Government, the press attache added, wants to guarantee that the Dutch people will be able to live “according to their own individuality.”He promised that the Dutch will be granted as much freedom as possible and said the Berlin Government is awaiting “with interest” to see what forces of the nation will emerge and develop and how the Dutch will react to the Reich gesture.
Herr Jancke, who is now in a position to tell the Netherlanders what is in store for them, is a former correspondent of a Nazi newspaper expelled from Holland before the German invasion on charges he carried out subversive activities.
Dutch official circles here believe the Nazis intend to destroy the Dutch political system and establish totalitarian rule either with the aid of Dutch Nazis or other factions with the state entirely subordinate to Berlin, functioning only within the greater Reich framework.
Other reports today said that the Nazi authorities had seized a home for Jewish invalids at Amsterdam and had converted it into military quarters. The Gestapo is compelling all Jewish shops to display six-pointed Jewish stars to identify them as Semitic enterprises.