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A Document Smuggled Out of Holland The Dutch Show Their Christianity BY JOSEPH W. F. STOPPLEMAN I Mr. Stoppleman as Editor of Netherlands News in the United States has proved to be one of the most alert news papermen for one of the United Nations. Through his efforts, the United States has become aware not only of the heroic resistance of the Dutch to their Nazi invaders but of the firm adherence of the Netherlanders to their traditional democratic tenets. It is appropriate that when world Christendom celebrated Christmas, Mr. Stoppleman should reveal this document out of Holland showing how the Dutch persevere in their practice of “Christianity.” In the beginning of July, 1942, the German authorities in the Netherlands began with the long threatened wholesale deportation of all Dutch Jews to the Nazi made ghettos of eastern Europe, more especially in Poland. In al most every town and village Gen tile fellow countrymen of those defenseless victims immediately gave whatever assistance they were capable of. They hid Jewish refugees or helped them in their desperate efforts to escape. At the same time another pro test movement came into exist ence. Holland’s underground work ers printed a pamphlet on yellow paper and swiftly distributed it throughout the land. This fact has been mentioned in short dis patches from London; but the compelte text of this remarkable document was not available before now. It* has just been received in New York and it may be called as noble and courageous an example of Dutch firmness as any hitherto reported. The document reads, in part: Fellow countrymen: The de portation of all Jewish citizens be tween the ages of 16 and 42 is the final link in the long chain of in human measures of the last few weeks: the Yellow Star; the requisitioning of all bicycles be longing to Jews; the ban on enter ing the homes of non-Jews; the in terdiction against the use of the telephones, trolley cars or trains; the ban on buying in other than Jewish shops and during other than stipulated hours, etc. On July 15, 1942 at 1:30 a. m. the first group of Jews is to as semble near the Central Station at Amsterdam. After that date 1,200 Jews will be forced to leave daily. From Westbrook, in Drente, where the unfortunate people will be “selected,” a minimum of 4,000 Jews will be deported at one time. Specialists in this sort of hang man’s work have arrived from Prague to expedite the deporta tion as much as possible. In all, some 120,000 Jewish Netherland ers will be thus eliminated from our country. This is a cool resume of the facts which, in harshness and bus inesslike efficiency, are only par alleled by the orders of the Egyp- WE FOLLOW THE STORK 1057 E. BTH ST. PHONE 5-1806 THERE'S ALWAYS A GOOD SHOW ... AT the following THEATRES • FLORIDA : ARCADE : EMPRESS PALACE : CAPITOL SAN MARCO : ROXT —: IMPERIAL BRENTWOOD : FAIRFAX . . . The Editor tian Pharaoh who had all Jewish male children killed, and by the action of Herodus the anti- Semite who—in order to kill Jesus —iqurdered all infants-in-arms of Bethlehem. Now, thousands of years later, Hitler and his hench men have taken their places in the ranks of those tyrants. Official Polish information states that a total of 700,000 Jews have already succumbed to Ger man cruelty. The same fate a waits our Jewish co-citizens. The life of non-Jews working in Ger many is a hard one but when the laborers are Jewish, it means the materialization of the menaces which the Nazis have uttered time and again. It means the complete annihilation of the Jews. With disgust and indignation the Netherlands people have wit nessed the introduction of the anti-Jewish measures. Our nation is paying deeply for not having protested against the seemingly innocuous Jewish declaration. (This “Jewish Declaration” is evidently the Nazi decree of Jan uary 14, 1941 by which all Dutch Jews were ordered to register within six weeks’ time. The de cree stipulated that persons with only one Jewish grandparent would be classified as Jews. Also, if such a grandparent, though not a Jew by birth, had belonged to a Jewish congregatoin his descend ents would be regarded as Jews. Failure to register was punishable by heavy fines and imprison ment.) It is our common fault— and we do not exclude the Jewish Council itself—that our enemies have at their disposal detailed in formation regarding the Dutch Jews. For the previous German measures had one purpose only: to segregate the Jews from all other Dutchmen, to exclude all contact with them and to under mine our sentiments of sympathy and solidarity. In this they have been more successful than we know and are willing to admit. The Jews are to be quietly wiped out and we, who witness it, are to be deaf, blind and dumb. We may not hear their groaning, we may not see their despair; we may not give utterance to our disgust and our THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY pity. God and history will con demn us, will declare us accom plices in this mass murder if at this moment we look on . . . and keep silent. The Netherlands has been hard hit and deeply humiliated. Now we shall have to prove that even under pressure we have not lost our honor or silenced our con science, or allowed our beliefs to become powerless. We therefore demand that our citizens shall sabotage the prepar ations and the execution of this mass deportation. We expect that Secretaries-Gen eral, burgomasters and high offic ials shall jeopardize their posi tions by refusing to assist the German occupying power. Whoever remains indifferent will find it difficult to justify his present attitude after our libera tion. We rely upon it that everyone in a position to do so will sabo tage these sadistic Nazi measures —more especially State officials, policemen and railroad personnel. Finally: we ask all Netherland ers to launch a protest addressed to the Commander-in-Chief of the German Armies in the Nether lands: Air-General Frederich Chris tiansen. Do not allow yourself to be de terred by the idea that it is all useless anyway. A silent Holland | is worse than a beaten Holland. ; Were it true that we are power i less (but that ; is not so!) then our protests would speak with an even stronger voice of our outraged feelings, our ideas of humanitar ianism, justice and brotherly love. In this way the vanquished can show that they are stronger than the conquerors. JEWISH SOLDIERS STAND BY FOR CHRISTMAS FURLOUGHS London (JPS) —Every Jewish soldier in one of the largest American military units in Eng land volunteered to take over the duties of Christian buddies in or der that the latter might enjoy Christmas furloughs, it was an nounced here by army officials. The action was termed “a symbol of the complete understanding be tween religious groups in our arm ed forces.” PUBLIC OPPOSITION COMPELS REJECTION OF ANTI-JEWISH LAWS London (JPS) —Opposition on the part of King Christian and the entire Danish Parliament was so great that the pro-Nazi cabinet was compelled to reject Premier Scavenius’ plan to introduce anti- Jewish laws early in 1943 in ac cordance with an order issued by the German government. A report from Stockholm states that Sca venius was obliged to withdraw the measure following its reject ion by the cabinet. TOBACCO HABIT CURED Yes, at last I have discovered a most wonderful yet simple and perfectly harmless herb remedy that quickly and completely stops all craving for the filthy, expen sive and injurious habit of smok ing, chewing and using snuff and also cures the whiskey habit. The grandest remedy ever discovered. Thousands been cured. I want to tell everybody about this marve lous remedy and how they can get the Recipe to make it and easily cure- themselves of the awful to bacco or whiskey habit. Write me tday. Yours for the good I can do. Loomis O. Hinton, Spen cer, Ind. AT FIRST C# USL 666 INLETS. 5/LVE. NOSE DHOPS j Heard In The [ Lobbies BY DAVID DETJTSCH ON THE HORIZON i Washington reporters might be interested in asking Mr. Justice Frankfurter whether the Austrian born liberal had anything to do with that famous Stimson letter to Otto of Hapsburg which caused so much furore among liberal ex iles from Europe . . . Varian Fry, former Quaker representative in France, charges that the OWI has declined to permit any broadcasts to Europe referring to Nazi mas sacres of Jews . . • The leaders of the Zionist movement in Amer ica have definitely asked for the resignation of Dr. Judah L. Mag nes as President of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem -.. Friends are already congratulating Sid ney Hollander of Baltimore on his re-election as.. President., of., the forthcoming., convention., of., the Council of Jewish Welfare Funds. THIRTY YEARS AGO The cabal of anti-Zionist rabbis whom Stephen Wise brands "the Sanhedrin of Infamy” might find it interesting to read the Vos siache Zeitung and the Frankfur ter Zeitung of thirty years ago, when exactly the same arguments now being put forward by the Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York versions of those German clerics were cited in Germany, both before World War I and ev en in the days of the Weimar Re public . . . The German rabbis felt so strongly that they used huge advertising space to tell the whole of Germany that they had nothing to do with,'the terrible Zionists who were branded “guilty of high treason.” . . . The condem nation of Zionists was such that they were excluded from the Cen tral Union of German Citizens of Jewish Faith until the very day of Hitler’s appointment to the Chan cellorship . . . The leaders among the German Wolsey-Lazarons were Rabbi May and Rabbi Herman Vogelstein . . . Well, that should have proved to the anti-Semites that the German Jews were fine, nice, honorable, patriotic people! . . . But isn’t it sad that Rabbi Vogelstein died only recently in New York, a derelict cast adrift from the homeland which he thought much too good for the Zionists but fit only for such as himself ? RUSSIA’S HERO The white-haired boy of the Russians is not the defenders of Stalingrad these days but that product of the Bronx, Clifford Odets, whose version of “The Russian People” brought Ambas sador and Mrs. Litvinoff to a Washington theater last week for the premiere , . . The Theater Guild presentation of Konstantin Simonov’s play has the hearty en dorsement of the Soviet Union and the Embassy at Washington even issued a special bulletin with a picture of Odets and an inter view with him about the signifi cance of this play of Russian her oism under, fire . . . By thfe way, the show marks a comeback for Luther Adler, whose brother-in law, Harold Clurman, is direct ing the production . . . And if you insist on getting in some more Jewish angles, you can always re member that Theresa Helburn and Lawrence Langner, co-directors of the Theater Guild, chose the play and supervised its presenta- “WE FEED THE MULTITUDES” IW% Owned and Operated kr JadweiiT®* Soper feed atone la jnr nets bborfeeed te aertt 7* Friday, January i ( l 9 Christmas Editorij Asks Justice For Jews London (JPS-Palcor)-* Ah# the entire leading editorial of t Manchester Guardian in its mas issue called upon the Cta ian world to give justice to t) Jews. After referring to \ Declaration recently issued by t United Nations, the noted libei paper asks whether’ ‘anything being done” and whatj plans ha been devised to make reality the Declaration. The editorial, dares that “Hitler should be as) tq let the Jews go. If he refu* at least the offer will have b( made. If he agrees, the rest of | world must be ready to recej them. Asylum must be offei and temporary arrangements nu until they are transported to th new homes. The Guardian also sugge that “escape for the refugees ma be made easier. Machinery nu be devised for temporary shelti The British Government must two things: one, the immigra should be taken freely into I estine and the Palestine Admi istration must be told that und the present emergency, the h garly quotas based on the Wh Paper must go; secondly, at hoi the existing strict regulatio governing visas and transit vii must be revised.” ADMITS SLOVAKS MISS JEWS, HATE NAZ Geneva (JPS) —The Slovaki people regret the deportation the Jews from Slovakia andd play great hatred for the Slow ian Nazis, the Hlinka Guari it is admitted by the Nazi lead of Slovakia, Palko, in an arts in the official organ of the Par! Gardista. Palko states that I Slovaks miss the Jews and h the Nazis because the latter i responsible for the deportation REPORTS 10,000 JEWS LEFT IN WARSAW GHETI London (JPS) —A non-Jem merchant of Sweden who retun recntely from Warsaw repo that there are now only atn 10,000 Jews left in the Wan ghetto, according to a stateim appearing in the Stockholm 1 gensnehyter. Last year Wan had 450,000 - 600,000 Jews. 100 JEWISH CHAPLAINS New York (JPS)—There i now 100 Jewish Chaplains* the armed forces of the Unit States, it was announced here the Jewish Welfare Board, win Army and Navy Rerigious Act ties Committee passes on 0t lains. ' tion. YIDDISH LOSSES LEAST Though circulation of the ' dish papers has dropped sharply the last few years, they are 1 ing far less circulation than« other foreign language medii according to Myron Blumentl manager of the Universal Ti Press Syndicate . . . The Yid papers lost only 5 % while decreases range to 23% since war began ... In New' York says, the Forward sells 12 copies on Saturday. It may good in comparison with the ian papers but what a gloom) ture compared with fifteen ) ago!