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|Brief Description||A decree by the Germans in the Netherlands, directed at Protestant churches.||Similar Items|
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|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
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A proclamation regarding a letter sent to the governor of the Occupied Netherlands by the Protestant churches in that country, protesting discrimination against the Jews.
The text, in Dutch: Per the request of the General Synod of the Lutheran church in the Netherlands, we wish to inform all the believers that the following six churches [names detailed] saw fit to send a letter to the Reich Commissioner of the Occupied Netherlands [NB: Arthur Seyss - Inquart], in which the churches raise an objection, based on mercy and upon points of religious doctrine, to the directives published recently, according to which it is forbidden to appoint or promote persons of Jewish origin. We urge the Rykscommissaris to take action and revoke these directives.
N.B. [sic]: Please note: the Synod demands that the letter be read aloud verbatim [in the Sunday sermon] and not be discussed, so as not to harm the letter's possible effect on its recipient. Close