Chaja Verveer (posted by M.L. Webeck, 3/19/11)
Hi good people,
It is going to be such an honor to accompany you in the Netherlands and share with you my family’s story. You will also meet some people who were part of our history. There is so much to tell and discuss. Maybe we can begin our discussions around the following themes and then take it from there.
Why do you think that the story of the Holocaust in the Netherlands (beyond Anne Frank) is relatively unknown?
Why do you think that there is such a positive image of the Netherlands in WWII, despite all the facts and figures?
Did you realize what an impact the failure of Operation Market Garden had on the Dutch in general and on the Jewish population?
In the first years of the occupation the populations (including the Jews) collaborated with the German occupiers to a high degree. Why do you think that was?
Can we relate to the attitude and policies of the government towards Jews returning to Holland after the war?