German SIG #Germany Dutch Railroad Reckons with Holocaust Shame 75 Years Later #germany
John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
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 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 that 112 Dutch trains went >from the Netherlands to nine
Nazi camps >from June 1942 to August 1944 covering Germany, Austria,
To read the article and learn more about Dutch railroad complicit
actions with the Nazis, see: https://tinyurl.com/y659zesl or
We have no affiliation with the book on the Dutch Railroad and are
sharing this information solely for the information of the reader.
Thanks to Jan Meisels Allen, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee