The Ministry of Defense started proceedings against five students and one leader of the Royal Military Academy (KMA) who "seriously violated the standards" of the Defense organization, State Secretary Barbara Visser said in a letter to parliament, NU.nl reports.
A police station in Zutphen was covered with swastikas and the letters SS, the abbreviation for Adolf Hitler's personal guard and eventual parliamentary organization the Schutzstaffel, local police officer Yilmaz Uluçay said on Instagram. He calls on witnesses to come forward.
The vandalism to the police station on Houtwal happened sometime on Saturday night or early on Sunday morning, Uluçay believes. The Nazi symbols were chalked onto the building's windows.
On Tuesday Rotterdam commemorated the 79th anniversary of the Rotterdam Blitz, the German bombardment of the city during the Second World War. "We are still for two minutes. Out of respect for the biggest sacrifice that a person can make: his or her life", Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb said about the two minutes of silence. "They did that for our freedom. We walk in their footsteps."
A pupil of the Corderius College in Amersfoort was suspended for making a Nazi video featuring one of the school's teachers. The pupil photoshopped the teacher's head into footage showing Nazi practices and the video ended up online, RTV Utrecht reports.
"It's a so-called joke", rector Egbert Boerma said to the broadcaster. "But there are jokes with far-reaching consequences. Pupils have to know that and sometimes they have to feel it too." For privacy reasons, the school did not say whether the pupil is a boy or a girl.
War hero and former CDA senator Johan van Hulst passed away at the age of 107. Van Hulst was best known for saving Jewish children from the hands of Nazis and their supporters during the Second World War, ANP reports.
The names of three SS Nazi volunteers were found on the Dutch WWII memorial for Resistance fighters and Jewish war victims, among others, in Leidschendam-Voorburg. The names were discovered during intensive research by the local Historical Society, AD reports.
The thee names - J.H.P. van As, P.L. van Iren and j. Grondel - as well as that of a smuggler will be removed from the monument in Park Sijtwende before the annual commemoration on May 4th.
Franz Anton Stapf is registered as a Jewish war victim in the official commemorative book, on the list of the Holocaust memorial center Yad Vashem in Israel and on the wall panels of the Hollandschse Schouwburg in Amsterdam. But new research shows that he was in fact a full-blooded Nazi who worked as a press photographer in Amsterdam from 1935 and fought on the Eastern Front from 1941, the Volkskrant reports.
Pegida frontman Edwin Wagensveld must appear in court again on Thursday next week because of a banner showing a swastika being thrown into a trash can, which was displayed during a Pegida demonstration in front of the Stopera in February, AT5 reports.
The banner showed a man figure throwing various symbols into a trash can, including a swastika. Wagenveld was arrested when he pulled the banner out. He was given a fine, which he refused to pay and the case went to trial.
Heerlen councilor Christian Petermann was convicted for insulting the Public Prosecution Service and prosecutor Anja Janssen-De Boer by calling her a Nazi on Twitter. On Monday the court in Maastricht fined Petermann 500 euros, 250 euros of which are conditionally suspended
The Public Prosecutor demanded 40 hours of community service against Heerlen city councilor Christian Petermann for a post on Twitter in which he compares prosecutor Anja Janssen-De Boer to a Nazi
The Public Prosecutor is investigating whether the three men who held up insulting signs about Feyenoord player Kenneth Vermeer on television last week, can be prosecuted. The signs linked Vermeer with Nazi collaborators NSB.
An FC Groningen fan was arrested on Sunday after flashing a Nazi salute at a fan of a visiting football club. The 21-year-old man was taken into by officers in Groningen who witnessed the incident, police there announced later in the day.
For the second time in a week, Feyenoord goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer will file an official complaint and request police to investigate threats made against him. Spectators at a darts competition in Newcastle, England, and broadcast live in the Netherlands on RTL 7, were seen holding signs stating, “Kenneth must hang!” and “Vermeer NSB,” possibly meant to liken Vermeer to a Nazi collaborator.
Long-time Dutch politician Willem Aantjes died peacefully at his home on Thursday at the age of 92, his partner, Ineke Ludikhuize, 57, told media outlets in the Netherlands.
The American heiress to the Goudstikker family, Marei von Saher, is selling 28 of the 202 paintings that the Dutch government transferred to her nine years ago. The paintings were looted by Nazi officers during the German occupation of the Netherlands in the Second World War, and will go up for bid at Christie's auction house on June 3rd in New York.
The Dutch royal family will return a 17th century painting to the heirs of a Jewish art collector who owned the painting before World War II. An inquest led by Queen Máxima into the provenance of the family's own collection of artwork discovered the questionable record of two different paintings, the Dutch Royal House revealed on Tuesday.
Police were notified this week of an online advertisement for the sale of soap produced during World War II, possibly made from human remains collected at concentration camps. After consulting the Public Prosecutor, officers opened an investigation into the sale, police said on Friday.
Allseas has decided to change the name of the Pieter Schelte due to the "widespread reactions", The Guardian reports. The new name was not immediately announced. This decision was made after protests by Jewish groups and unions.
Jewish communities and Holocaust memorial groups are at loggerheads with the owners of what has been called “world’s largest ship” over the name that was chosen for the vessel.
For the third time in since late December a PVV party official resigned from the party. Jan Kerkhoff, a provincial parliamentarian in North-Brabant, dropped out of the regional section of PVV because of his dissatisfaction with the party line and his dissatisfaction with party leader Anti-Islamist Geert Wilders.
January 27 marks the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of prisoners from the Nazi’s Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and extermination facility. Dutch King Willem-Alexander, his wife, Queen Máxima and Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte will travel to Poland for a ceremony marking the anniversary, the government confirms in a statement.
Fighting against the advance of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is akin to battling back the Germans during the second World War, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told reporters Friday. “We must defend our core values tooth and nail if necessary,” he said after a meeting with the cabinet. “That was true then, and it is true now.”
Nearly 1.2 million people visited the Anne Frank House in 2013. The museum on the Prinsengracht saw an increase of about 42,000 guests to 1,195,456.
The Nazi concentration camp in the Netherlands, which also sheltered Moluccan exiles, is currently undergoing restoration.