London (Jan. 23)
Anti-Semitism, which was practically non-existent in Holland prior to the German occupation, has begun to grow in the liberated sections of the country, according to reports reaching Jewish circles here.
This report discloses that there are about 10,000 Jews in still-occupied Holland, in addition to about 1,700 children hidden in the homes of non-Jews. In the liberated area there are about 100 Jewish families plus five to six hundred children living with Christian foster parents.
Although there is little tendency among Dutch youth to emigrate, German and Austrian nationals here wish to go to Palestine, the report adds. It says that many of the Reich nationals are interned as enemy aliens “although most of them have acquaintances in the underground who would vouch for their loyalty.”
Discussing the problem of the restoration of confiscated Jewish property in Holland, the newspaper “De Zuid Limburger,” published in the liberated town of Kerkrade, says that all property taken from Jews must be returned to them even though the present owners were not aware when they purchased the property that it had been seized from Jews.
A plea for the complete eradication of anti-Semitism, which, it says, increased tremendously in Holland during the German occupation, is made in the youth newspaper “Blauwe Steen,” published in the city of Nijmegan, a copy of which was received here today, Declaring that anti-Semitic remarks are heard frequently in Holland, the paper says that “if we want to build a new Holland, we must first put an end to the remnants of German propaganda.”