OPEN LETTER TO THE COUNCIL OF CHURCHES IN THE NETHERLANDS Tel Mond – Israel, 8 June 2020 Dear Mr.van Dartel, Combined with the hatred of Jews that has become so commonplace nowadays, the one-sided and unfounded line of reasoning behind the Council’s standpoint on the boycott of Israel...

The 696-page book by Rob Bakker on the relation between Dutch civil services and the persecution of the Jews was published and we immediately ordered it. And what a pleasant surprise it was! What our parents suspected and what we heard about bit by bit...

She initiated the upcoming Jewish Memorial Monument that will appear in Diemen, a neighbor city of Amsterdam. The mayor, aldermen and city council embraced the idea of honoring the Jews of Diemen who perished during the Holocaust. Sara is one of the important voices of the...

Dear Mrs. Wasum, German Ambassador, Mr. Docter Dutch Ambassador, Mr Loβack former Secretary of State for Education in Schleswig-Holstein, dear family and dear friends. There is a direct line between today’s event and my parents, zichrona levracham, may their memory be a blessing. I have great admiration...

The Jewish Federations of North America is working to build support for two important bills in Congress that impact the Holocaust Survivor community in the United States and asks (also) for (our) support The Never Again Education Act, introduced as S. 2085 in the Senate and H.R....

@Descendants would like to congratulate the Dutch Auschwitz Committee on the judge’s decision regarding the construction of the Monument of Names. Amsterdam, the Dutch capital, will finally be the site of the monument Daniel Libeskind designed for it. We realize it will not alleviate the...

The text below was written by Herman F. de Vries. His Jewish grandfather, Levie De Vries, was murdered in Poland. In the Cohen Commission’s proposed plan, his descendants not only fail to be included, they are totally ignored.  Herman De Vries has explored the matter further...

The response of @Descendants to the 12-page advisory report by the Cohen Commission has finally been clearly formulated: https://commissietegemoetkomingns.nl/app/uploads/2019/06/Advies-Commissie-Individuele-Tegemoetkoming-Slachtoffers-WO-II-Transporten-NS.pdf?fbclid=IwAR38sNhSLu04upT2Ky-_cpej6oVJcoFfl3-Sl09lfgUfayL9F2HYru5ApIY. @Descendants is concerned about the fact that only three categories are included under the proposed compensation arrangement. The recommendations of the Cohen Commission do adhere to the...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyAKmQjhIdzug66BFr8bA-g?view_as=public&fbclid=IwAR35yFMVij5RHJQuKhWAbMxE-H6O-oCyQ7avWlcix5njzdxDUyJyI1kkYcM Preoccupied as we are with our own circumstances, we sometimes forget that there are Jews living in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and the Ukraine, and that they too are struggling with the heavy legacy of the Shoah. Their historical reality was...

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