Their crime was to earn an honest living .

The Nazis told so many lies about the Jews in order to justify their deportations and murder to the wider population. One of the lies was that the Jews were an economical threat, they were all very wealthy and lazy.

Yes there were some wealthy Jews but not more then in any other group of people. Like anyone else the Dutch Jews were trying to make a living, more then often they weren’t sure if they would earn any money.

These documents are permits to sell goods on a market. Aside from the actual permit these people had one other thing in common. They were all murdered in Auschwitz on October 1,1942. The permit at the start of the blog belonged to:

Gerrit van der Woude :Amsterdam, 15 January 1883 – Auschwitz, 1 October 1942 and his wife Heintje van der Woude-Mouwes:Amsterdam, 12 september 1877 – Auschwitz, 1 oktober 1942

Jonas Wegloop Amsterdam, 20 August 1891 – Auschwitz, 1 October 1942

Hartog Frank Amsterdam, 10 February 1891 – Auschwitz, 1 October 1942 & Elisabeth Frank-Druif Amsterdam, 11 October 1884 – Auschwitz, 1 October 1942

Their crime was to earn an honest living .



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