Monday, August 31, 2015

Liberal party wants to censor book it has ordered

The Liberal Party has tried to censor the biography of its former parliamentarian, Haya van Someren-Downer (1926-1980) which it had ordered.  According to the party, the historian and journalist Alies Pegtel, who wrote the book has given too much attention to the collaboration of Someren-Downer’s parents and two elder brothers with the Nazis.  All four were condemned after the war as members of the pro-Nazi party NSB.  In a previous book by Utrecht Mayor Jan van Zanen, hardly any mention was made of this.  Pegtel has refused and the party has now cancelled the festive presentation of the book to Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

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