Dutch Jewish organisations held a service of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust in the Hollandsche Schouwbourg on Sunday evening, to mark the annual Jom Hasjoa, the day Jews around the world honour those who were killed by the Nazis.
During the commemoration ceremony Amsterdam mayor Job Cohen said that trying to imagine the death of six million Jews was too abstract, and that people should remember that it was one individual Jew who was killed and that this happened six million times.
He also pointed out that there were 104,000 Dutch victims, 60,000 of which were deported to concentration camps from the Hollandsche Schouwburg.
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