Jews in Occupied Holland Ordered to Surrender Their Insurance Policies

An order instructing all Jews in Holland to surrender their life insurance and annuity policies to be blocked at a designated Amsterdam bank was issued last week by the German occupational administration, according to a report in the Dutch Nazi press reaching here today. The Jewish Council of Amsterdam was directed by the Gestapo to “remind” the Jews that they must comply with this order at once.

sharp attacks on non- Jewish physicians in Holland who are rendering medical services to Jews are contained in the Dutch pro-Nazi newspapers reaching here from Amsterdam. The physicians are accused of issuing medical certificates to Jews for the purpose of having them exempted from forced labor. Demanding that doctors furnishing this medical aid to Jews be treated as “saboteurs” and share the same fate as Jews, one of the newspapers declares that if the Nazi administration “were to give credence to the medical certificates” issued by non-Jewish physicians to Dutch Jews, three quarters of the entire Jewish population in Holland “would have to be regarded as dying people.”

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