The Dutch government has allocated $2.56 million for the maintenance and restoration of Jewish cemeteries in the Netherlands, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported on Saturday.
Culture Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven announced the funding last week in a letter to the lower house of parliament.
“Jewish cemeteries are one of the only remnants of Dutch Jewish culture, which was largely destroyed from 1940 to 1945,” the Organization of Jewish Communities of the Netherlands (NIK) said in a statement .
“The forgotten cemeteries will be maintained for the next five years thanks to the new funds,” said NIK.
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