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The Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude Van Tijn and the Fate of the Dutch Jews

The Ambiguity of Virtue:  Gertrude Van Tijn and the Fate of the Dutch Jews

by Bernard Wasserstein,
The Jerusalem Post, May 9, 2014

Early in 1942, after failing to persuade Nazi officials to rescind their orders, the Jewish Council of Amsterdam urged conscripts to comply with instructions to vacate their homes, surrender their keys and appear, with their families, at the railway station. To "forestall worst measures," a form letter indicated, those who had been called should not "shirk" their "unavoidable duty."