Skip to comments.Jews Transcending Adversity
Posted on 08/10/2020 6:38:57 AM PDT by Kaslin
See you tomorrow, promise to be a good boy, were the last words addressed in 1942 to a six-year-old by his mother when she dropped him off at his kindergarten in Amsterdam. She was arrested a few hours later by the SS, deported together with her husband, sent by train to concentration camps, and murdered in Auschwitz. She was one of the 107,000 Jews who were victims of the Holocaust in the Netherlands in which the head of the occupying regime, Austrian Nazi Arthur Seyss-Inquart, instituted a reign of terror. Civilians were subjected to forced labor in Germany as well as in the Netherlands. Of the 140,000 registered Jews, only 30,000 survived World War II.
The six-year-old, Salo Muller, born in Amsterdam in 1936, survived by hiding in eight different locations in the Netherlands. He became well known in the 1970s as a physiotherapist for the top-tier Amsterdam Ajax football club. In 2018, Muller, in a one-man campaign aided by a lawyer, lobbied the Dutch state-owned rail company Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) train company, asking for an apology and compensation for the victims and surviving relations of those Jews who had been deported.
The rail company, using 100 trains, deported 97,000 Jews from Amsterdam and other places to the Westerbork transit site, from where the Deutsche Reichsbahn transported them to extermination camps. About 55,000 of the Jews were sent to Auschwitz and 34,000 to Sobibor. The most well-known victim was Anne Frank, sent to Auschwitz in August 1944, and then to Bergen-Belsen where she died of typhus.
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Jews are often very brave people. The report about fighting Jews made by Josephus during the First Jewish War (with the Romans) depicted many of them as fearless commando types. The Jews as a military entity were a thorn in the side of the Roman Empire during the second Jewish war in the 1st century. This is all documented. This kind of spirit was only in partial abeyance during the Galut. Most who survived after 200 years of exile and mistreatment had to be strong in various ways.
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