No Free Jews Left in Holland; Majority Deported, Remainder Held in Concentration Camps

Not a single Jew now remains in occupied Holland outside of concentration camps, after the deportation of the majority of the Dutch Jews to Poland and other Nazi-held territories in the East, it was reported here today by the Netherlands Government-in-Exile.

The Nazi organ “Storm,” which reached here today from Amsterdam through neutral countries, reports that the plan to deport the Jews from Holland “had been achieved by June 1. ” It carries photographs of the departures showing non-Jewish friends weeping and helping the deported Jews with their luggage. One caption over the photographs reads “Friends of Jews Work Like Coolies” and another said: “They are Sweating for Jews.” The Nazi paper expresses “astonishment” that Dutchmen wept at the Amsterdam East station when saying good-bye to the Jewish deportees.

The belief was expressed today in Dutch circles here that some Jews may still be in hiding in Holland, as a result of the heroic aid which they are being given by Dutch patriots. At the end of May, they said, there were still 4,000 Jews left in Amsterdam. The deportation of all Jews from that city ends an epoch of more than six centuries in which Jews made their contribution to Dutch history, they pointed out.

Dutch circles today also stated that about fifty Jews in Amsterdam who are married to non-Jewish women agreed to the Nazi provision that they be sterilized instead of deported, but no Dutch surgeon was willing to perform the operation and the Nazis refused to have German doctors operate on the Jews.

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