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Return and Reception of Survivors: New Research and Findings
  • Dienke Hondius


How were survivors, returning from their hiding places or from concentration camps, welcomed upon their return to their home towns, their country, their street, their workplace, their schools and their circles of families and friends? How did the authorities, national, local and religious, react to their return? And how did the general public, and their personal friends react?


Jewish Community Dutch Government Dutch Society Resistance Organization Hiding Place 
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    Dienke Hondius, Terugkeer, Antisemitisme in Nederland rond de bevrijding (Amsterdam: SDU Uitgevers, 1990), revised edition 1998, with a story by Marga Minco.Google Scholar
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