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Nazis Warn Dutch Clergy of “unfortunate Consequences” if Sympathy for Jews Continues

On the heels of yesterday’s official announcement over the Hilversum radio that all Jews in Holland will be deported to the East, an unnamed Nazi speaker on the Dutch radio today threatened the Protestant clergy with “unfortunate consequences” if they persist in demonstrating their sympathy with the Jews.

The speaker particularly attacked the pastoral letter issued by the Dutch reformed bishops last April 19, in which Nazi treatment of Jews was denounced. A similar pastoral was issued by the Dutch Catholic Bishops at the same time.

The Nazi speaker warned that continuation of the attitude defined in the pastoral letter would “wreck relations between Church and State and will be disastrous to the Dutch people.”