In 1940 at the start of the war, the Jewish community in Den Haag consisted of around 17.000 people. About 12.000 Jews from Den Haag have been murdered in concentrationcamps. Some 2.000 returned to the city from the camps or out of hiding. Then there were about 1.000 who were in a mixed marriage and a number of ‘ontsterde’ Joden (Jews who had been baptised) who had survived the Holocaust. It is estimated that some 2000 people didn’t return to Den Haag but settled elswhere in The Netherlands or abroad. Some of them never ever wanted to be registered as Jews again.