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Student Fought Bureaucrats For Justice
Associated Press, by Toby Sterling

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 4/19/2014 3:57:03 AM

AMSTERDAM -- Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam´s city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment fines on property seized after they were deported to Nazi death camps. How, the survivors asked, could they be on the hook for taxes due while Hitler´s regime was trying to exterminate them? A typical response was: "The base fees and the fines for late payment must be satisfied, regardless of whether a third party,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 4/19/2014 4:40:35 AM     (No. 9816541)

So that´s where the phrase "Dutch Treat", loosely translated as "Screw You", comes from.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: oldselzer, 4/19/2014 4:53:05 AM     (No. 9816545)

Who says you only die once? The Amsterdam authorities wanted to prove the old adage wrong. Any Dutch Jews who SURVIVED the horrors of Arbeit Machs Frei return home to be assessed taxes for the property that was stolen from them. Incredible. Prejudice is truly stupid -- such cretins believe tha0t newborns are to be blamed for not selecting more acceptable parents! Such is synonymous with asininity.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 4/19/2014 8:27:55 AM     (No. 9816644)

It is a pleasant surprise to find a 20 year-old college student protesting something that actually needed protested...

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