Amsterdam (Oct. 12)
Within fifty years there will not be a single New in Holland, the Hilversum radio said today, basing its prediction on the fact that of the approximately 25,000 Jewish survivors, most are old or children of mixed marriages who cannot be considered Jews.
The battle of polemics between the supporters of the Jewish Council, which supervised Jewish affairs under Nazi direction during the occupation, and those who charge the council members with being collaborators continues. This week, a pamphlet previewing the activities of the council, and attempting to defend the conduct of its leaders was published here. Most observers feel it makes out a poor case for the council.
The library of Amsterdam’s Chief Rabbi Lodewijk Sarlouis, who was deported by the Nazis and never heard from again, has been found hidden in a small shop here, together with a collection of other Jewish books. How they got there is not known.
Religious leaders announced this week a plan for the establishment in Amsterdam of a West European Rabbinical Seminary. They also hope to open a yeshiva here.