Menu JTA Search

Dutch People Secretly Collecting Funds to Aid Impoverished Jews

Secret collection of funds to aid Jews rendered destitute by the anti-Jewish measures in Holland are proceeding throughout the Netherlands, it was disclosed today by Free Dutch circles here. These collections, the Dutch sources state, are indicative of the sympathy the Dutch people feel for their Jewish neighbors ousted from business or job by Nazi regulations.

The Nationales Dagblad, published in Amsterdam, ruefully admitted today that “the necessary ‘Aryanization’ of the Gebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam has produced pretty bad results.” The reorganization of the orchestra, the paper reports, has necessitated the use of five conductors in as many weeks, while some music by Jewish composers continues to be played.

NEXT STORY