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Newspaper titled “Het Joodsche Weekblad,” dated “4 DECEMBER 1942,”12 pages.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:The Jewish Council published the Joodsche Weekblad for the first time on April 11, 1941. The council, headed by Abraham Asscher and David Cohen, hoped to reach as many members of the Jewish community as possible. The magazine would contain important announcements and news items, supervised by and filtered through the German occupation administration, such as on new edicts and policies. There were articles on the Jewish religion in general: customs and traditions, Jewish science and culture, along with advertisement for aid available to members of the Jewish community. Any real news would be sanitized. The magazine clearly attempts to create an aura of normality and a sense of community, to assuage fear and foreboding with respect to what the occupation government ultimately had in store for the Jews of the Netherlands.
The final issue if the Joodsche Weekblad appeared in September 1943. By that date, most of the Dutch Jewish community were either deported to the extermination centers or were in hiding.
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Netherlands, Amsterdam, David Cohen, Abraham Asscher, Joodsche Weekblad
"Het Joodsche Weekblad" (1942). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2019.2.271.