Hitler expected very little resistance from the Dutch because he saw them as kindred spirits and fellow aryans. When he decided to invade the Netherlands he expected a similar reception as he got in Austria, but he was wrong.
Although the invasion only took 3 days the Germans suffered heavy losses.
As in the other occupied countries there were some who embraced the German occupation and were more then willing to comply to the laws imposed by the Nazi regime.
However there were many who did not and were willing to give their lives for it.
On March 9, 1943, Dutch policeman Hendrik “Henk” Drogt refused to comply with an order to arrest seven Jews in Grootegast.Drogt and 11 fellow Dutch police officers refused to participate in the round-up of Jews.
The Nazis gave the local Marechaussee(-the Marechaussee is a police force with Policing the military and also with border control as…
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