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Netherlands not to fight for return of gold stolen by Nazis

Bishkek (AKIpress) - old gold The Netherlands has no plans to try to recover 60,000 kilograms of Dutch gold stolen by the Nazis during World War II and sold on to Switzerland, finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said.

The cabinet took a formal decision not to pursue a claim for the gold back in 2000 but did not inform parliament at the time.

He was responding to questions about the gold from Christian Democrat MP Eddy Van Hijum.

Those questions were prompted by a new book about the gold by journalist Roel Janssen who believes there is a chance the gold could be recovered.

The gold would be worth around 2 billion euro at today’s prices.


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