Tag: Geert Wilders

Dutch university’s professor emeritus questions Holocaust on TV, calls Jews ‘parasites’

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A professor emeritus from an esteemed university in the Netherlands whose father was a Nazi called Jews “parasites” in a televised interview.

Jan Tollenaere, a lecturer on medicinal chemistry who retired from the Utrecht University in 2001, also questioned the historical record on the Holocaust in an interview aired Thursday by the Canvas broadcaster in Belgium about children of Nazi collaborators.

Tollenaere, whose father, Raymond, was in charge of propaganda for the Belgian pro-Nazi collaborationist government of Flanders during the German occupation of Belgium in World War II, said Jews “are not a nice people, I…

Party of right-wing provocateur Geert Wilders third-most popular among Dutch Jews

(JTA) — The party of Geert Wilders, a Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker who critics say is a racist, is the third-most popular among local Jews, according to a pre-elections poll of community members.

With 814 respondents, the poll, whose results the Nieuw Israelietisch Weekblad Jewish weekly published Thursday ahead of the March 15 general elections, surveyed nearly 2 percent of the Jewish population of the Netherlands. It is one of the most comprehensive polls conducted in recent years among the Dutch Jewish community.

Wilders’ right-wing populist Party for Freedom, however, has the vote of 10 percent of Dutch Jews, according to the poll.…