sexta-feira, 25 de abril de 2014

Holocaust survivors taxed over houses confiscated

A team of researchers found that, at the end of the second world war, the city fell into place over ten million euros thanks to fines against Jews who didn't pay the tax when they hid or waiting to die in concentration camps.

Ronny Naftaniel, a member of the Research Committee, explains that they were fully expropriated. After the war were taxed by the period in which it benefited from the House. Worse, in addition to the taxes they had to pay fines.

Researchers have documents which prove that most Jews turned out to pay. However, they found letters from people who had refused and asked how they could pay taxes when the nazis tried to exterminate them.

"It's something that we should be ashamed," says local politician Jan Paternotte. "On top of that was an episode we thought completed but, apparently, is not the case."

About 110 thousand Dutch Jews died in the Holocaust, including the celebrated teenager Anne Frank.

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