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Anti-Jewish measures in the Netherlands since 1940
  • Article by Frans van den Muijsenberg
  • Published on August 9th, 2012

Anti-Jewish measures in the Netherlands since 1940

A list of anti-Jewish measures in the Netherlands from 1940 to 1945 that was undertaken by the German occupation.

Column Henneicke
  • Article by Frans van den Muijsenberg
  • Published on July 31st, 2012

Column Henneicke

Once the Germans had occupied the Netherlands in 1940, the persecution of the Jewish part of the population began. After two months the first of an endless series of measures was released. The measures were intended to, incrementally, isolate the Jewish population and ultimately remove them from society (see anti-Jewish measures in the Netherlands for an overview).

Germans and the Holocaust
  • Article by Kevin Prenger
  • Published on May 14th, 2015

Germans and the Holocaust

When asked about their knowledge about the extermination of 6 million Jews by the Nazis, many Germans answered that they did not know about it (Wir haben es nicht gewusst). However, millions of them openly voted for the anti-Semitic Nazi party in 1933, and therefore founded the basis for what is now commonly known by the term Holocaust. What did the German population really know about the fate of the Jews and what was their opinion about it?

Jewish cemetery Weissensee
  • Article by Kevin Prenger
  • Published on March 9th, 2016

Jewish cemetery Weissensee

Decayed tombstones and impressive mausoleums stand in a green sea of ivy, fern and young trees. In summer the sunrays hardly penetrate the thick foliage of high trees, creating a mystic mood on the dusky cemetery. The sudden view on the Berlin TV tower, reaching into the sky a few miles away forms a sharp contrast with the faireytale like environment. In the middle of the agglomeration of the German capital, this vast Jewish cemetery Weissensee with its 115.600 grave sites is a world all its own which testifies to a rich Jewish history but also to the downfall of the Berlin Jews in the period of Nazi rule.

Jewish hospital in Berlin during the Nazi period
  • Article by Kevin Prenger
  • Published on April 16th, 2020

Jewish hospital in Berlin during the Nazi period

How Jewish patients survived the war in a Jewish hospital in Berlin