Netherlands

  • Dutch Jews Tormented at School, but Officials Say No Anti-semitism

    Jonathan and Ilan, both 13, just can’t get used to cries of “filthy kikes,” even though they say they hear them every day at school. Avigal, 8, was told that “Jews suck” and that she should have her throat cut. Dutch Jews, estimated at some 44,000, make up less than 1 percent of the general… More ▸

  • Despite Worries, Pro-israel Rally in the Netherlands is Peaceful Affair

    For a few hours this week, the activity at one of the main intersections here looked a bit like a scene in Israel. The intersection was blocked off with concrete and metal gates as Dutch policemen checked the bags of the roughly 1,500 demonstrators — Jews and non-Jews — who came to rally Sunday "against… More ▸

  • Bomb Victims Came from Israel, New Jersey, Netherlands and Brazil

    Hundreds of friends, family members, classmates and former students of Shoshana Greenbaum were among those gathered at Har Hamenuchot Cemetery in Israel to pay their last respects. Greenbaum, 31, of Passaic, N.J., had been five months pregnant. Buried last Friday, she was one of 15 people who died Aug. 9 when a suicide bomber entered… More ▸

  • Dutch Looking for Bilked Jews to Claim Looted Holocaust Assets

    Dutch officials are seeking claimants who believe they deserve payment from a fund established to compensate Jews whose assets in the Netherlands were looted by the Nazis. The Dutch government, banks, insurance companies and the Dutch stock exchange have set aside $326.2 million to pay claims. The compensation plan was launched in the Netherlands late… More ▸

  • Dutch Who Saved Jews from Nazis Honored in L.a. As Righteous Gentiles

    “I don’t feel like a hero,” 91-year old Annie Schipper said. “I did what I had to do.” What Annie and her husband Pieter “had to do” in 1942 was hide a young Jewish couple with a baby son in their small apartment in Amsterdam, at the risk of their own lives. For their bravery… More ▸

  • Czech Officials Turn Stolen Papers over to Dutch Jewish Community

    Czech officials have presented the Dutch state archives with Jewish documents the Nazis stole from Amsterdam during World War II. The seven boxes document Jewish life in the Netherlands from 1796 to 1942 and may have been destined for the museum of European Jewry that Hitler planned to build in Prague after he exterminated Europe’s… More ▸