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Amsterdam Fined Holocaust Survivors

Jews from Amsterdam who survived Nazi camps or managed to hide were fined for tax avoidance.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 4/3/2013, 3:05 PM

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Jews from Amsterdam who survived the Holocaust, either in hiding or in Nazi concentration camps, were later fined for failing to pay taxes during the war, Yisrael Hayom reports, citing Dutch paper Het Parool.

During the war many Jews had their homes confiscated, ostensibly for failing to pay taxes. According to the report, the homes were then given to members of the Dutch Nazi party.

City officials continued trying to collect taxes from survivors for years after the war.

Last year the Dutch government made headlines with its ongoing refusal to apologize for the apathy that the Dutch government-in-exile demonstrated toward the roundup and murder of most of the country’s Jews during the Holocaust.

The Prime Minister argued that an apology had not been offered because the Jewish community had not asked for one.