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Dutch Government Thwarting Efforts to Remove Jewish Children from Non-jewish Homes

Twenty-five hundred Jewish children are still living with the non-Jewish families in Holland with whom they were placed for safekeeping during the occupation, despite strenuous efforts by the Jewish community to have the youngsters moved to Jewish homes or the custody of Jewish groups.

Supervision of the children is in the hands of an official government agency on which Jews are represented, but which hinders all efforts to remove them from their present abodes. Even relatives have been denied custody of children. The government agency has refused to furnish a list of the names of the children under its supervision, thus hindering the work of locating missing youngsters.

After lengthy negotiations, the agency agreed to send a commission to Palestine to investigate the possibilities of settling its Jewish wards there. It is understood that the commission returned with a very favorable report, but the Government refuses to releases its findings.