The Dutch government sees no reason to apologize for the passive attitude of the Dutch government during the Holocaust in World War II, Prime Minister Mark Rutte declared on Thursday. Rutte was responding to questions by Party of Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders in response to the book “Judging the Netherlands.” Manfred Gerstenfeld, writer of the book, thinks Dutch Queen Wilhelmina and her government in exile could have done more to prevent the Jews from being deported. The Netherlands were occupied by Nazi Germany from 1940 until 1945 and the Queen and government in exile had escaped to London.
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