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Old October 24th, 2019 #301
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Dutch Railway To Discuss New Reparations

Meeting would follow start of 'moral gesture' program to pay survivors, spouses and children.

October 24, 2019

Representatives of the Dutch National Railway have agreed to meet with Jewish leaders to discuss making “a collective expression” that will recognize “the suffering and fate” of more than 100,000 Jews whom the railroad transported to their deaths in Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust.

The suggestion that the railroad consider making a “collective expression” was made by a committee created by the railroad in January to establish the company’s historical responsibility.

https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com...w-reparations/
 
Old November 16th, 2019 #302
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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.

https://www.jta.org/quick-reads/dutc...ish-cemeteries
 
Old June 6th, 2020 #303
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Amsterdam to contribute $5.6 million for Holocaust museum makeover


JUNE 5, 2020 10:40 AM

AMSTERDAM (JTA) – The Amsterdam City Council has pledged nearly $5.6 million for building up the Dutch national Holocaust museum.

The contribution, which the city announced Thursday, is a “decisive” step toward reaching the target sum of approximately $28 million for the museum’s reopening in 2022, according to a statement by the Jewish Cultural Quarter, to which the museum belongs.
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Many cultural institutions in Europe and beyond have seen their budgets cut and sources of income diminish because of the coronavirus crisis.

In January, Germany pledged nearly $4.5 million toward renovating the Dutch national Holocaust museum.
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Old June 27th, 2020 #304
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Dutch national rail company offers $5.6 million for Holocaust-era transport of Jewish victims

June 26, 2020

AMSTERDAM — The Dutch national rail company said it would pay 5 million euros, or $5.6 million, to Holocaust commemoration institutions, including the museums at three former concentration camps, Westerbork, Vught and Amersfoort.

Dutch Jews said the offer is disappointingly low and urged the company, NS, to reconsider.

NS allocated more than $40 million last year toward compensating survivors. It has also spent millions of dollars on Holocaust commemoration projects.

But the World Jewish Restitution Organization, or WJRO, and the Central Jewish Board of Dutch Jewish organizations said in a joint statement Friday that NS should also offer compensation directly to the families of the Jews it transported to their deaths. It is estimated that NS sent 102,000 Jews to be murdered during the Holocaust.

https://www.jta.org/2020/06/26/globa...jewish-victims
 
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