(Netherlands) Dutch Railroad Reckons with Holocaust Shame 75 Years Late
From Jan Meisels Allen firstname.lastname@example.org@21:1/5 to All on Sun Sep 29 22:58:47 2019
German railroads were an instrumental part in the Nazi machine of
transporting Jews and others to the death and work camps of World War ll.
The Dutch railway , Nederlandse Spoorwegen, or N.S. participated in the Nazi scheme, regardless that the Dutch government in exile in London ordered the railway workers to strike-which they did for 8 months. The strike occurred after 107,000 Jewish residents of the Netherlands were already deported, of
the 140,who identified themselves as Jews to the extermination camps. Others deported included the Sinti, Roma, gay men and lesbians, disabled and resistance fighters.
As reported in the New York Times, a new book, The Dutch Railroad in
Wartime, 1939-1945 clarifies the role of the Dutch railways. The research found 112 Dutch trains went from the Netherlands to nine Nazi camps from
June 1942 to August 1944 covering Germany, Austria and Poland.
I have no affiliation with the book on the Dutch Railroad and am sharing
this information solely for the information of the reader.
Jan Meisels Allen
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