From Associated Press:
Wife of Dutch Nazi Collaborator Dies
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – The wife of one of the most prominent Dutch collaborators during the German occupation of Netherlands in World War II has died, her son said in a statement Saturday. She was 92.
Florrie Rost van Tonningen was a supporter of the Nazi party in the Netherlands during the 1930s, and her husband Meinoud -the second highest-ranking member of the Dutch Nazi Party– ran the Netherlands’ national bank during the occupation.
He was killed or committed suicide in jail while awaiting trial after the war.
Florrie soon earned the epithet ‘the black widow’ due to her continued adherence to Nazi ideology and involvement in Dutch white supremacist circles after the war.
She was convicted several times for spreading Nazi literature, made anti-Semitic remarks in her memoirs and held meetings for neo-Nazis in her home.
As recently as 2000 she discussed the value of having “white skin” in a television interview.
And as recently as a later 2004 TV interview.
Both she and her husband were from the richest layers of Dutch society, connected to banking and exploitation of Indonesia as a Dutch colony.
Though some assets were seized after 1945, Ms Rost van Tonningen continued to be high income, getting a government pension as her husband had been a member of parliament, and owning an electric appliances business.
She was sponsor of Dutch extreme Right parties Nederlandse Volksunie (NVU), Centrumpartij, Centrumdemocraten, and lately, NVU again.
She lived for the last years of her life in Waasmunster in Belgium, where she had connections to extreme Right party Vlaams Belang.
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