Beevor on Dutch Jews

When the main German round-up of Jews took place in June 1942, there were strikes and protests, but apart from demonstrating great bravery they only increased the repression. Approximately 110,000 Jews out of 140,000 were deported from the Netherlands, and only 6,000 of these survived the war. The other 30,000 were in most cases hidden or smuggled out of the country by ordinary Dutch people.

—Antony Beevor, Arnhem, (London: Penguin, 2019), 20.

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