Dutch rail company NS will start discussions about a compensation scheme for the relatives of deported resistance fighters in the Second World War. The first meeting with representatives of this group is scheduled for October 3rd, Trouw reports.
The compensation arrangement NS made for victims of the Holocaust and their relatives should also apply to resistance fighters, according to association Children of Resistance Participants 1940-45. NS is using double standards and "forgot" the families of Dutch resistance fighters, chairman Henk Mreijen said to the Telegraaf.
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.
Dutch war criminal Siert Bruins will not have to go to prison for the murder of resistance fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema in 1944. The Public Prosecution Authority in Germany has retracted the appeal to convict Bruins for murder, the court in Hagen, Germany reports.