“Dutch Tzedakah” -
Stories of righteous ones in the Netherlands
- Saving Jews from the Nazis
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unfolds in History
About the Author
1… Introduction Part
1 / The Land of Inheritance
2… The Years of
3… The Sephardic Jews
4… Dutch Audacity
6… Building a New Life
7… The Emancipation
8… The Hunter
- Love and Charity in Action
Part 2 / Mr Bendien is Jewish
Like a Deer
13… Klazina Kuipers Story
14… Tzedakah, the
-15- The evils of HaShoah – The Holocaust
--WARNING-- Chapter -15- contains photographs depicting the atrocities committed
against the Jewish People by the monsters of the Third Reich.
Please be aware that these images may cause a deep emotional
effect, thus, if you are sensitive, regardless if you are a Jew or Gentile the bottom part of this
page (15) should be avoided.
have been asked over the years, “Why has the Anne
story not been included?” Certainly it has such a powerful impact on the
world and I certainly agree that some would wonder why it is not in this book.
But there is a very good reason for it! Personally I have visited the Anne
Frank House on a good number of occasions over many years and I have many books
of on the subject from the the Diary and an amazing book by Miep Gies who with
others hid then from the Nazis and also kept them well provided for. Thus, the
subject and has touched me powerfully since I has quite young.
I recall well that powerful movie
Perkins playing that
powerful, yet such a memorable role as Anne
Frank and Shelly Winters
also stood out and she won an Academy Award for the best supporting role,
who shared the home with the Frank’s.
With Mrs. Van Daans was her
husband who was played by Lou
Jacobi and their teenage
was played by Richard
(from West side Story).
But this 1959 movie when I was a boyish teenager made a huge impact on me and
it could well be said that this book came out of this experience and that is
why my frequent visits to the Frank House on the Prinsengracht close to the
Westerkerk (Western church) and I suggest when you are touring Europe and are
in Amsterdam that you visit the Anne Frank House & Museum!
But back to the original question!
The reason I have not included the story of Anne frank is only because it has
received a massive amount of coverage, whilst the stories contained in my book
are mostly unknown, except one, of which one movie was made, yet it is still
little known! Also, whilst the Anne
and Museum is mostly secular, this work takes a more Scriptural view of the
Historic story and what occurred and you
will discover what I mean as you read on!
Please Note: Reference is made in this work regarding “so-called
Christians” who persecuted and harmed the Children of Israel, including
other Christians, and Gentiles alike. Most of this persecution was perpetrated
by clergy and individuals of the Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Greek, Russian, and
This work does NOT, in any way, condemn blameless individuals, who are members
of these faiths, or other groups. Within these very circles, there were many
individuals, who protected and saved the ‘Jewish’ people and
others, at times at cost to their lives. These blessed ones are honoured by
Hebrews worldwide and in the State of Israel!
(the LORD God) loves
righteousness and judgement the mercy of the LORD fills the earth” Psalm
1994 Dutch edition: © Drukkerij & Uitgeverij Moria, Moria
Art work by Kosta
Translated by: Elly Buker.
Royal Library The Hague the Netherlands.
Union List-Full Database.
A copy of this book is located at:
Jewish Historical Museum,
English Online version - www.dutchtzedakah.com
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English edition © 1998 Reuben ben Gershom-Goossens.
2nd … English edition © 2008 Reuben ben
English edition © 2011 Reuben ben
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