Video: Dutch news roundup, 23 April 2011

Video: Dutch news roundup, 23 April 2011

23rd April 2011, Comments 0 comments

On this week's show: new photos emerge of the persecution of Dutch Jews during World War II, Dutch churches turn into discos and convention centers to earn extra income, we visit a special neighbourhood for anti-social people and Schiphol Airport auctions off unclaimed luggage.

Nazi diamond theft
Before World War II, Amsterdam had a booming diamond industry, run predominantly by Jewish traders. In 1942, those traders were rounded up and forced to hand over all of their diamonds and now, almost 70 years later, photos of that theft have been found.

Prayer and parties in Dutch churches

As membership numbers dwindle, Dutch churches are having to turn to alternative sources of income to keep the doors open. Now some of these houses of worship have begun renting out space for parties and other events.

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