Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Dutch World War Queen Proposed Nazi Swap for Belgian Royals

Dutch Historian Michael Riemens has published the diaries of Dutch Foreign Minister in exile in London during World War II, Eelco van Kleffens.  In it is mentioned that the Queen asked van Kleffens during the war to propose via the Vatican that the Belgian royal family held by the Nazis would be released by them in exchange for helping high placed Nazis to escape after the war.

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