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    The Plea to the Dutch Queen

    A personal plea the Frierdiker Rebbe wrote to Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands after the Second World War is published in a new Igros volume. Full Story

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    can we see the answer from them?
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    can we see the answer from them?
    tshura
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    tshura

    all the letters back and forth have been published in a tshura for Mendel (ben r’ berel) Levin’s wedding to the daughter of Rabbi Yitschak Vorst head shliach to the netherlands

    teshura
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    teshura
    The true nature of the Dutch is revealed
    Guest
    The true nature of the Dutch is revealed

    Now we see where the Dutch are coming from when they look to ban shechita. They have no yiras Shamayim; Amsterdam “nightlife” is known throughout the world as something that decent people avoid. When the Frierdiker Rebbe was with us, it was not yet known how bad the situation was with Dutch collaborators during the war, and that it was they who betrayed Jews to the Nazis YMS.

    To #4
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    To #4

    There may have been some “Dutch collaborators” during the war who betrayed the Yidden to the Nazis YMS, but there were many good ones as well. Including the farmers that hid my mother during the war , including the monastry that hid my aunt knowing full well that she was a Jewish child, including the mail man who gave my grandfather the information that my grandmother was taken to Auschwitz, including the Dutch Underground who helped her escape Auschwitz, including the local priest from Haarlem, Holland who went into the shul removed many valuable artifacts, hid them, and then returned… Read more »

    Exceptions do not prove the rule.
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    Exceptions do not prove the rule.

    Read the statistics. The good Dutch were very few and far between. Poland had more righteous Gentiles per capita than Holland did. Of course not everyone was bad, but the character of the nation was exposed when statistics proved that 80-90% of the Jews in Holland did NOT survive the war.

    Exceptions do not prove the rule. Your family was one of the few fortunate ones.

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