Wednesday, January 14, 2015

World’s Biggest Ship, Named after Nazi War Criminal, Arrives in Rotterdam

The Pieter Schelte, the biggest vessel in the world, arrived in Rotterdam.  It is named after a Nazi war criminal, Pieter Schelte Heerema, a former officer of the murderous Waffen SS.  He was quoted as saying, “The German race is model.  The Jewish race, by comparison, is parasitic.” After the Second World War, Heerema served three years in Dutch prison for his collaboration with the Nazis. The Dutch government provided a subsidy for the building of the ship. 

2 comments:

John Donovan said...

LINK TO THE PETITION

https://www.change.org/p/edward-heerema-founder-of-allseas-group-sa-out-of-respect-to-the-victims-of-the-nazi-war-crimes-please-change-the-name-of-your-gigantic-new-ship-the-pieter-schelte-named-after-your-father-a-former-officer-in-the-murderous-waffen-ss-and-diehard-member

Anton said...

The old name is still clearly visible on the ship, they can not find the right paint I believe...
https://flic.kr/p/UzDdtG