Sunday, January 11, 2009

Vlaams Blok party changed name to Vlaams Belang (VB) 2004, VB founders had strong links to collaborators with Nazis during WW ll, Geert Wilders to VB

The Vlaams Blok (VB: Flemish Block) a Belgian secessionist political party which advocated anti-immigration. Its ideologies embraced Flemish nationalism, calling for independence of Flanders.

On November 14, 2004 the party changed its name to Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest). From its creation in 1978, it was the most notably militant right wing of the Flemish movement.

All significant Flemish political parties were reluctant to enter coalitions with the Vlaams Blok. Following the cordon sanitaire agteement, Vlaams Blok never entered any level of government.

As of 2006, this agreement still applies to the successor party, Vlaams Belang, although a coalition exists between the Vlaams Belang and the lesser known right wing party VLOTT.

The VB party first made its appearance in the 1978 general elections. It was founded by dissatisfied members of the largest right wing party at the time, the Volksunie (People's Union). Among them were a former Volksunie deputy (Lode Claes) and more militant people like Karel Dillen.

The VB founders had strong links to, and open sympathy for, the collaboration with the Nazis during World War II. The Vlaams Blok (VB) was particularly strong in and around Antwerp, where it received thirty-three percent of the votes in the last municipal elections in which it participated.

Atlas Shrugs' Pamela Geller Calls for Me (LGF) to Be 'Publicly Flogged' Blogosphere Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 8:08:22 am PST.

In yet another post praising the European neofascist group Vlaams Belang (of who Geert Wilders plans to join), Pamela Geller reveals that she wants me publicly flogged, and I’m fairly sure she’s serious.

Since this is coming from the shrieking lunatic (Pamela Geller) who thinks Barack Obama is the love child of Malcolm X, I guess I should take it as a compliment. Stay as classy as you are, Pamela!

Dutch historians are currently revising the popular view of the relationship between the Netherlands and Germany’s Nazis during World War II. Contrary to the popular belief on collaboration, anticommunism in the Netherlands led to close Dutch-German collaboration and prewar arrests of Marxists and Jews. Jan Herman Brinks examines the Dutch myth of resistance and finds collaboration with the Nazis went right to the top.

The Henneicke Column was a group of Dutch Nazi collaborators working in the investigative division of the Central Bureau for Jewish Emigration (Zentralstelle für jüdische Auswanderung), with headquarters in Amsterdam, during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II .

Between March and October 1943 the group, led by Wim Henneicke and Willem Briedé, was responsible for tracking down Jews in hiding and arresting them. The group arrested and “delivered” to the Nazi authorities 8,000-9,000 Jews. Most of them were deported to Westerbork concentration camp and later shipped to and murdered in Sobibor and other German extermination camps.

The bounty paid to Henneicke Column members for each captured Jew was 7.50 guilders (equivalent to about US $47.50). The group, consisting of 18 core members, ended its work and was disbanded on
1 October 1943.
However, the Column’s leaders continued working for the Central Bureau for Jewish Emigration tracking down hidden Jewish property.

Before Germany retreated from the Netherlands (May 1945), Wim Henneicke was assassinated by the Dutch resistance in December 1944 in Amsterdam. Willem Briedé escaped the country and settled in Germany. In
1949 he was tried by a Dutch court in absentia and received the death penalty. The sentence was never carried out; Briedé died of natural causes in Germany in January 1962.

The history of the Henneicke Column was researched by Dutch journalist Ad van Liempt, who in 2002 published in the Netherlands A Price on Their Heads, Kopgeld, Dutch bounty hunters in search of Jews, 1943.

Dutch Nazis collaboration fuels Geert Wilders new Anti-Semitism (Islamphobia). Either the Dutch do not even know their own history or they are adept at hiding their Nazi past. It is a matter or record that the Dutch collaborated with the Nazis. It is amazing that many Dutch tried to obfuscate the issue of Dutch-Nazi collaboration by trying to say that the Nazis “occupied” the Netherlands and that the Dutch were helpless.

The Dutch are unable to explain the rounding up, deportation and trasnportation of innocent and patriotic Dutch citizens who happened to be Socialist, Gypsie or Jewish. The Dutch 11th. SS Panzergrenadier Division ‘Nordland’ was instrumental in helping the Nazis.

Bill Warner
private detective
Sarasota Fl