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WEDNESDAY, dmY 23, 1952

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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WEDNESDAY. JULY 23, 1952 PAGE PIVE
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OCCUPATION ATROCITIES STILL RANKLE:
Dutch Remember German Rule

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Special To The Daily
AMSTERDAM-Lest we forget;
--some wounds take a long time to
heal.
Don't mention the Germans ov-
er here. For details consult Anne,
Frank's diary of a young girl.
THE WAR with the Germans
ended seven years ago, but the,
Dutch have long and bitter mem-
ories. If you have never been ir.
a town which was occupied by the,
Germans, you have an experience
ahead of you.,
We slept in a butcher's bed.
The hotel we stayed at was offi-
cers' quarters in Amsterdam. It
wasn't a pleasant feeling.
In this city, as in many others in;
Holland, sidewalk monuments
mark the spots where civilians
were killed in cold blood by the
Gestapo. At the University of Ut-
recht we saw a plaque listing the
names of -fmore than '75 murdered
students and faculty, most of them
- Jews.
The Dutchman will not bring
this grisly subject up, except when
a fleeting reference is necessary to
the topic at hand. When he's quer-
ied about it, the kindness leaves his
eyes, his jaw sets and he'll tell you
about it-plenty.
THE JEWS, of course, were the
main target. The Nazis destroyed
them with a ferocity and syste-
matic horror which is hard to be-
lieve. They sought them from
house to house and shot them
down when they found them.
Young Dutchmen were placed
on a list, rounded up and sent
east for slave labor. The rest of
them stayed and suffered, many
of them working in the active
Dutch underground.,
They came in the night. A weal-
thy Dutch banker told us about the

surprise attack on this peace-lov-
ing nation. A member of the Dutch
army, he was sleeping when the
bombs woke him at 3 a.m.
He raced outside and lifted his
eyes above the havoc in the streets
of Amsterdam. There they were--
thousands of fluffy white para-
chutes in the black sky. It was, he
recalls, the most terrifying sight
of a lifetime.
Jerry landed all around the city.
At the port pillboxes, he knocked
on the doors and when the Dutch
sentries bade him enter he swiftly
opened the portals and fired.
* * *
THE OCCUPATION, terrible as
it was, apparently had one saving
grace. The Germans, while they
slaughtered innocents under ord-
ers, were well-disciplined troops.
Looting, raping and drunken-
ness were kept to a bare mini-
mum and the few culprits were
severely punished. As far as dis-
orderliness was concerned, the
Dutch are far more resentful of
the Canadian liberators, who
made off not only with a good
deal of liquor but a large part
of the female population as well.
A small nation hemmed in by
war is bound to get more than ir-
ritated at both sides of the con-
flict. There was much bitterness,
for instance, when the RAF, seek-
ing out the rocket-bomb sites near
the Hague, made a disastrous tar-
get error and demolished a huge
residential district.
But there is only one land and
one people which is despised the
length and breadth of this tiny,
teeming country of ten million na-
tives-that is Germany and the
Germans.
* * *
ANTI-GERMAN prejudice is at
its peak here. German tourists are
treated with the greatest courtesy

in high-class hotels, but in shops
and restaurants they get poor or
no service.
A German accent on the street
is likely to be rewarded by looks
of disgust and hatred, and some-
times a fracas.
On the other hand, the Dutch
are realistic enough to seethe im-
portance of Germany to them in
their vital trade areas. And they
reluctantly view the military pact
with the Bonn government as a
necessity. But they retain a deep-
ly-felt and historically based dis-
trust.
You never hear "Nazi" over here.
The word is "German" and they
don't speak it-they spit it.
* * *
WE TALKED with the president
of the student government at Am-
sterdam University, a tall, com-
manding youth named Gerald Van
Dyke. His father was taken by the
Germans and no word has been
heard of him since.

In presumptuous American
fashion, we started calling him
"Jerry" but we were soon put
right. He doesn't like the name.
Nobody does.
While the tough, hard-working
Dutch consider the French and
Italians the weakest links in the
Atlantic Pact, they have more re-
spect for sentimentality and love
of pleasure than the traits which
they ascribe to the Germans.
Americans are suckers, they say,
to believe the German's plea that
Hitler made him do it. Their out-
look is that the Fuhrer had a
race at his command which was
ripe for the superman propaganda.
That, in brief, is the current
state of anti-German feelings in
the Netherlands. The American,
who aimed his wrath primarily
at the atrocities of the Japanese,
takes it all with a grain of salt,
confident that his removal from
the scene of battle lends him the
essential objectivity.

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