Chanoeka festivities in The Hague, December 1945
Photo: The Municipal Archives of The Hague (Haags Gemeentearchief)


At the start of the Second World War approximately 17.000 Jews lived in Den Haag. After the war some 2.000 returned. Taking up their normal lives proved difficult. There was no help or even understanding for the returning surviving victims of the Holocaust. Many were without their home. During the war their houses had been confiscated and getting them back proved to be a struggle.