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Dutch Minister of Interior, Leaving for Liberated Holland, Promises Immediate Aid to Jews

All assistance will be given the Jews of Holland as soon as possible, Albertus Burger, Dutch Minister of the Interion told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today on the eve of his return to the Netherlands.

Aid for Jews will be part of the general measures taken to help all Netherlanders, Mr. Burger said, emphasizing that he “did not like the idea of creating special bodies to assist Jewish citizens, thus implying that there is a division among Netherlanders.”

However, these who suffered most will be helped “the most and the first.” Burger continued, and if it is found that a special body to handle Jewish affairs is more practical, “I will not hesitate to establish one.”

Dutch Jews, he added, are covered by many plans for the repatriation to Holland of Netherlanders spread all over Europe by the Nazis.