Sunday, November 22, 2015

New Research: Amsterdam extremely harsh in punishing Jews after the war

A new study of the NIOD, the National Institute for War Documentation, has found that the Amsterdam municipality was unnecessarily harsh toward Jewish home-owners who had survived the war and because of deportation or going into hiding had not paid their long-lease payments to the Amsterdam municipality during the war.  They had to pay fines.  This was not the case in The Hague, for instance.  The NIOD researchers state that Amsterdam had sufficient legal cause to forgo the fines.  Recently the mayor of Amsterdam announced that the fines will be returned, albeit 70 years later.

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