Sunday, February 25, 2018

Netherlands: Major poet was a Nazi supporter and antisemite

Via Bad News From the Netherlands blog, AD and Trouw (in Dutch)
Lucebert (1987)
Recently the literature expert Wim Hazeu has discovered that one of the most famous post-war Dutch poets Lucebert was a volunteer worker in the German weapons industry. He also wrote letters with an antisemitic content, such as: “Only when all Germanic tribes are united, the Jew will no longer have the opportunity to incite blood against similar blood.” He signed letters with “Sieg Heil” and “Heil Hitler”.  
He has always denied his Nazi past and received major Dutch literary awards. 

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