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If everything is God's will, then so is the invention of the vaccine, just like the seatbelt.

If everything is God's will, then so is the invention of the vaccine, just like the seatbelt.

If I had been prime minister, I would have offered apologies to the Dutch Jewish community without hesitation. This would refer both to our government's attitude during the Second World War and to the very late postwar discovery that the restitution process had been poorly conceived. ---->>>

There are many nice, peaceful Muslims, but the Netherlands is far too tolerant regarding the statements of the radical wing of Islam. ---->>>

My feeling is that if all Catholics or Reformed Christians had been deported to Germany, the Dutch government in London would have instructed the population in the occupied Netherlands to help them. ---->>>

I have always lived in Amsterdam. During the war, we inhabited the Rivieren neighborhood where many Jews lived at the time. Our downstairs neighbors were Jews, and there were also Jews a few houses from us. We saw how they were rounded up and taken away. That made a very great impression on me. ---->>>


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Name: Els Borst
Nationality: Dutch
Born: 03-22, 1932
Die: 02-08, 2014
Occupation: Politician

Else "Els" Borst-Eilers (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɛlsə ˈɛls ˈbɔrst ˈɛilərs]; 22 March 1932 – 8 February 2014) was a Dutch politician of the Democrats 66 (D66) party. She served as Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport from 22 August 1994 until 22 July 2002 in the Cabinets Kok I and II. Borst also served as Deputy Prime Minister from 3 August 1998 until 22 July 2002 in the Second purple cabinet (wikipedia)