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Amsterdam museum's 'Haman as Hitler' Purim dolls have a storied tradition

The puppets would often get burned, “but in Europe this led to hostility from non-Jews who thought the Jews were burning effigies of Christians, so it stopped [there],” historian Yuval Malachi said.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
26/02/2021
Amsterdam

Ex-teacher wins appeal on molestation conviction at Dutch Jewish school

A lawyer representing the alleged victims said he hoped prosecutors would appeal to the Supreme Court.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
10/02/2021
Hanneke Rozema greets visitors at the De Duikelaar museum in Nieuwlande, the Netherlands on Jan. 25,

Dutch village is finally ready to tell its unique Holocaust rescue story

In 1985, Nieuwlande became one of only two locales honored collectively by Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust museum for rescuing Jews, alongside Le Chambon-sur-Lignon in France.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
28/01/2021
National Holocaust Museum Amsterdam 2016

Speaker for Dutch Holocaust memorial after uproar over antisemitic comment

"I didn’t mean it," Benali said. "I distance myself from those remarks, they weren’t meant literally. I also have Jewish friends and interview Jewish authors.”

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
23/01/2021

Dutch gov't to appoint national coordinator on tackling antisemitism

The move was welcomed by leaders of leading Jewish communities and organizations in the Netherlands and Europe.

Novel on Holland’s largest Holocaust rescue operation slammed for errors

Hollands Diep, van Rijn’s publisher, said it “fully stands behind the book,” which Elco Lenstra, a company spokesperson, stressed was being marketed as a novel.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
05/12/2020

How Hanukkah returned to Amsterdam's Royal Concert Hall decades after WWII

A tradition that had been paused for 70 years after the Holocaust, its resumption is helping to unite and revitalize a dwindling and divided community with its glorious past.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
04/12/2020

Dutch Protestant Church apologizes to Israel for role in Holocaust

Dutch Protestant Church spokesman Peter de-Boer said “unfortunately, Christian theology contributed much to the antisemitic discourse that led to the events of the Holocaust.”

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