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Rotterdam Council Protests Anti-jewish Decrees

July 3, 1941
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The Rotterdam Municipal Council recently rejected a proposal of its one pro-Nazi Mussertist member to contribute 50,000 guilders to the Nazi relief drive, as a demonstration of protest against the Nazi anti-Jewish laws in Holland, it was reported here today.

When the proposal was introduced, Councillor Donner arose and denounced the “horrible” anti-Jewish measures, which provoked a furious attack on him from the Mussert party man, who declared “such men belong not in a council, but in a concentration camp.”

Undeterred by the threat of the Dutch Nazi, the Council proceeded to vote down his proposal almost unanimously. This was the first meeting of the Council since the Burgo- master suspended its sessions two-and-a-half months ago as a protest against a staged Mussertistidemonstration from the gallery.

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