Herzog to Open Amsterdam Holocaust Museum

By Yoni Weiss

“Token of Gratitude From Refuge to Freedom,” an artwork by Gabriel Lester, reaches skywards at the new National Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, last Tuesday. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

President Yitzchak Herzog is set to inaugurate the National Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam on Sunday, despite planned protests related to Israel’s war against the Hamas in Gaza. The museum clarified that Herzog was invited before the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel and the subsequent offensive in Gaza. In a statement, the museum acknowledged the concerns raised by Herzog’s attendance but emphasized that he represents the homeland of Dutch Holocaust survivors who relocated to Israel.

The Dutch Jewish anti-Zionist organization Erev Rav expressed deep concern about Herzog’s presence at the museum opening. Alongside the Dutch Palestinian Community and Socialist International, they plan to organize a protest, citing their inability to stand by while the war in Gaza continues.

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