Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Researcher: Amsterdam Municipality co-responsible for Deportation of 36,000 Jews during the Holocaust

Researcher Lion Tokkie has published results of his research which he started in 2010. He discovered that a department of the Amsterdam municipality was the main force in sending unemployed Jews to labour camps. The Germans played no role in this. From the labour camps the Jews were sent via the Dutch transit camp to Westerbork to Eastern Europe, where almost all were murdered. Tokkie concludes that the Amsterdam municipality is co-responsible for the final deportation of 36,000 Jewish men women and children. It has also been found that in 1937 the Dutch authorities had given a secret instruction that Dutch bureaucrats should collaborate with measures of a possiblel occupier.

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