The Dutch kept immaculate records which only made the Germans job easier. Also, the� government mostly cooperated with the Germans.
140, 000 thousand Jews in Holland, �
105, 000 were sent to the camps. 75% of the Jewish population
All newspapers under German control, radios had to be handed in, no TV, Internet Most people believed that the Jews, gypsies, communists and political enemies were sent� to Germany for temporary labor in factories and quarries.
Had to be in total secrecy
They lived next door to a family who were dedicated members of the NSB (national� socialist movement) sympathetic to the Germans and cooperated with their policies.
Wim and Jet Brakel
His brother Piet was heavily involved in the resistance work (the underground movement)� and helped many people find places
Piet was caught, tortured, and killed.
Nurse was not so nice, was ready to turn all the children over to the Germans until the� Jewish underground movement got hold of the information
My mother wrote a letter to my parents in May 1945 talking about the liberation. Her� parents hitchhiked up to Friesland to bring Karina home. They had almost nothing. They� moved into a rented apartment in the Hague.
on the lookout for
Things seemed to be in order until a Dutch policeman asked for their marriage certification Shortly after this period of time, any persons found helping the Jews would be killed. � Incidently, the SD policeman who was in their home was executed after the war.
50, 000 jews were processed at the theater until the end of the war. Miserable conditions� until they were sent to Camp Westerbork or Camp Vught. A nursery was arranged for babies and toddlers from 4pm until the next morning by girls� and nurses (also prisoners)
Nurse Sari Katan, an old friend of my grandparents, is storing belongings when the door is� pulled open and a member of the resistance pulls Ernst off the train....