Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Hague: No Memorial Plaque for Jews Killed in the Holocaust out of Fear of Muslim Reactions


A plaque in memory of Jewish children murdered during the Holocaust has not been affixed out of fears of negative reactions from the Muslim community in the neighborhood. The Paul Kruger School in The Hague was, under the Nazi occupation, a high school for Jewish children who had to leave other schools by Nazi orders. According to one of the teachers in the school, they prepared a design of the plaque, but decided not to go ahead with it after they received reactions that Muslim people now living in the neighborhood didn’t consider it acceptable. All of this came to light when there was an Open Day at the school on National Memorial Day, May 4. On that day, a number of lectures about the war were held in the school. The announcement for it was not hung outside out of fear that stones would be thrown through the school’s windows.
www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/21592208/__Angst_voor_Joods_gedenkteken__.html