Dutch National Rail Offers $5.6 million (USD) for Holocaust -Era Transport of Jewish Victims #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen



The Dutch National Railway, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) said it would pay 5 Million Euros or $5.6 Million USD to Holocaust commemoration institutions, including the museums at three former concentration camps, Westerbrook, Vught and Amersfoort. Dutch Jews believe this is low and asked NS to reconsider.  The World Jewish Restitution Organization, or WJRO, and the Central Jewish Board of Dutch Jewish organizations said in a joint statement Friday that NS should also offer compensation directly to the families of the Jews it transported to their deaths.


Last year NS allocated over $40 million toward compensating survivors and millions of dollars on Holocaust commemoration projects.


It is estimated that NS transported 102,000 Jews to their death in concentration camps.


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Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee