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  • 1,200 Jewish Children Return to Amsterdam; 1,000 Dutch Jews Flown Home from Theresienstadt

    The return of 1,200 Jewish children to Amsterdam after years of underground existence has been announced by the "Netherlands News," issued by the Netherlands Information Bureau. Credit for saving the lives of the children, it reports, goes to a Dutch student organization organized in 1942. The organization placed children, including two-month old infants, in foster… More ▸

  • Jews in Holland, Themselves in Danger, Rescued Hundreds of Allied Fliers from Gestapo

    Three-fourths of the 140,000 Jews who resided in Holland before the German occupation were departed to “unknown destinations” by the Gestapo, a correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency arriving here today established. About 80,000 of them had resided in the Netherlands for generations. Although in great danger, Jews in Holland actively participated in hiding Allied… More ▸

  • Last Jews of Holland Deported After Working on Anti-invasion Fortifications

    The few remaining Jews of Holland, including those married to non-Jews and persons of Portuguese origin whose ancestors came to Holland during the 15th century, have been rounded-up by the Germans and deported, according to reliable information reaching the Dutch Government-in-Exile here. The report says that the arrested Jews were first used for forced labor… More ▸

  • Dr. Alfred Klee, German-Jewish Leader, Dies in Concentration Camp in Holland

    Dr. Alfred Klee, one-time vice-president of the Berlin Jewish community and a noted German Zionist leader, has died in the Westerbork concentration camp in Holland, according to advices received here. He was 68. After establishing residence in Amsterdam, Dr. Klee took an active part in the affairs of the Netherlands Jewish community and was a… More ▸

  • Last Jews Deported from Amsterdam, Including All Jewish Leaders, Dutch Premier Says

    The last Jews remaining in Amsterdam, including the members of the Jewish Council, which was the central Jewish body in occupied Holland has been deported by the Gestapo from the Westerbork concentration camp to an unknown destination, Premier Peter Gerbrandy of the Netherlands Government-in-Exile, announced today. The expulsion of the last of the 65,000 Amsterdam… More ▸

  • Nazis Start Sterilization of Jews in Holland; Church Leaders Protest

    The Nazi authorities in occupied Holland have started the sterilization of Jews, the Swedish newspapers reported today. The report reveals that church leaders in Holland have submitted a protest to Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Nazi commissar for Holland, demanding an end to this new "infamy." Dutch doctors unanimously refused to collaborate with Nazi doctors in performing the… More ▸

  • Sweden May Admit All Jews Reatning in Norway; “violent Deaths” in Holland

    Swedish newspapers today indicated that the authorities here, in an effort to prevent further deportation of Jews form Norway to Nazi-held territories, may be ready to admit the few Norwegian Jews who are still held in Norway. The papers appeal to Vidkun Quisling, pro-Nazi premier of occupied Norway, to permit the Jews of his country… More ▸