Dutch government gives $2.76 million to restoring Jewish cemeteries
November 15, 2019
AMSTERDAM — The Dutch government has allocated $2.76 million toward the maintenance and restoration of Jewish cemeteries in the Netherlands.
Culture Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven announced the funding last week in a letter to the lower house of the parliament.
Local Jews have trouble maintaining the graves because the community’s numbers never recovered after the Holocaust. Dutch Jews suffered the highest death rate of any Western European country occupied by the Nazis, in part because of local collaboration.