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Dutch bounty hunters preyed on Jews during Holocaust

(Times of Israel) Dozens of Dutchmen preyed on Jews for cash during the Holocaust, according to a new study.

According to the research by Pinchas Bar Efrat, 82, as many as 80 bounty hunters roamed the Netherlands during the German occupation of 1940-5.

Led by two men, Wim Henneicke and Willem Briede, the bounty hunters were paid by authorities five guldens for every Jew they brought in, the equivalent of a week’s pay for unskilled laborers.

The research by Bar Efrat, a Dutch native who two years ago received his PhD in philosophy from Hebrew University, showed authorities raised the bounty to 7.5 and later to 40 guldens toward the end of World War II.