The Persecution of the Jews in the Netherlands: A Comparative Western European Perspective

  title={The Persecution of the Jews in the Netherlands: A Comparative Western European Perspective},
  author={Johanna H. Blom},
  journal={European History Quarterly},
  pages={333 - 351}
  • J. Blom
  • Published 1 July 1989
  • History
  • European History Quarterly
Some statistics have a lasting impact. This is particularly true when one compares the mortality rates of Jews in German-occupied European countries during the Second World War. The high percentage of Jews from the Netherlands, around 75 per cent, who perished as a result of Nazi policies, is on a par only with the figures for eastern Europe and stands in stark contrast to neighbouring western European countries where the percentages were much lower: France, around 25 per cent; Belgium and… Expand

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