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Germans Hinder Emigration of Jews from Holland

July 1, 1941
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Travelers from Holland reported here today that, contrary to the general practice of the Nazi authorities in the occupied countries of Europe, the Nazis are seeking to prevent emigration of Jews from Holland. All obstacles are put in the way of Jews seeking to emigrate, they said, and only in rare cases do Dutch Jews succeed in getting permission to leave the country. Those that do must first sign away all their possessions to the German authorities.

So far, these informants declared, the Jews in Holland enjoy far better treatment than the Jews in any other occupied country. While the Jews in Belgrade, for instance, were forced to wear distinctive armbands as soon as the Germans took control of the city, to this day the Dutch Jews have escaped this and similar measures enforced in all the occupied countries. The food situation in Holland, they said, is better than in the other countries under German control and, until the present, neither the Jews nor the general population have suffered much on this score.

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