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People of Netherlands Lauded for Saving Jews Under Nazi Occupation

January 6, 1956
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The courageous battle of the Dutch people to save the Jews of Holland during the Nazi occupation and their general high humanitarian principles will never be forgotten by the Jews of the world, Moshe Sharett, Israel’s Foreign Minister, declared here last night at a state banquet in honor of a visiting party of Dutch parliamentary deputies.

In a toast to Queen Juliana, Mr. Sharett recalled Dutch assistance to the Jews, in the past and in the present and said that future Jewish generations will be in the debt of the Netherlands for this assistance. He recalled the strike of Holland’s workers against the deportation and murder of Dutch Jews by the Nazis and the two-year closing of the world famous Leyden University in protest against the expulsion of Jewish scientists from Holland by the Nazis.

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