Netherlands- Drents Archif Looking into Expropriation of Jewish Property from World War ll #holocaust #records


Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Assen, a municipality in the Netherlands, requested the Drents Archief to investigate into the expropriation of Jewish properties in and just after the Second World War.  Assen is located in the northeastern part of the Netherlands.  The reason for this is an investigation by the KRO-NCRV program De Monitor, which charts the role Dutch municipalities played in the expropriation and resale of Jewish properties. For example, the municipality of Assen wants to investigate whether taxes were levied on these houses while the Jewish owners did not live there. These transactions were recorded by the German occupier in real estate books. In this Verkaufsbücher, 71 homes in Assen are registered that have been expropriated and later sold on.

 

Assen wants to gain insight into its role during the Second World War. The Drents Archive has been called in to list all the facts, because it already has a lot of knowledge about the subject. The research is not limited to the 71 houses mentioned, however. The Drents Archief also knows that lands of Jewish owners in East Assen were expropriated during the Second World War. Research is also being done on this.

 

To read more see:

https://www.drentsarchief.nl/nieuws/onderzoek-naar-onteigening-joodse-eigendommen-in-woii

 

If you use Google as your browser, it provides an English translation from the Dutch as the site is available in both Dutch and English.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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