Monday, June 29, 2015

Disclosure: In 1951, Jewish Children Kept Out of Classes Attended by Dutch Princesses

Historian Bart Wallet has found in the archives of the Dutch Jewish community (NIK) that in 1951, Jewish children were not permitted to attend classes where two of the then-Queen Juliana’s daughters went to school.  The Jewish community at the time checked the matter.  It turned out that the initiative wasn’t taken by the Queen, but by the school principal.  The Queen knew about it, however, and did not react.  Wallet explained that the Dutch environment after the war was so unpleasant and problematic for the Jewish community that its leaders decided not to go public with the scandal.

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