Dutch Jews who survived the Holocaust and returned to their homes after the Second World War were heavily taxed by the city counsels. This information was revealed as documents of the city counsel of Amsterdam were digitized, says the Dutch newspaper Het Parool.
As most of the Dutch Jews were taken from their homes during the war, their residences were used by Nazi-officials or members of the Dutch fascist movement, the NSB. They never paid the rent, so after the war there was a rental deficit. That had to paid by the Jews, who after surviving the horrors of the concentration camps had to pay for the Nazi occupation in the Netherlands as well. Even when their homes were destroyed during the war. the city counsel forced them to pay the rent and taxes deficit.
The city counsel of Amsterdam says it will look into the subject. Jewish organizations asked for a restitution of the money.