In this post I start with a good book on Prince Bernhard - cofounder of Bilderberg, WWF and the 1001 Club - in Dutch by Wim Klinkenberg…
More than half of this book is about the period until the end of the Second World War (1945).
Klinkenberg shows that Prince Bernhard, after his marriage to Crown Prince of the Netherlands Juliana, continued to work for the SS and/or (NW7 of) IG Farben.
Klinkenberg references an article by De Mari in “De Telegraaf” of 1977, that Bernhard after his marriage received 100,000 Reichsmark from the RSHA for intelligence.
See the festivities for the marriage of Juliana and Bernhard including the Hitler salute.
Alois Miedl was since 1933—34 Göring’s personal banker, who had a gold mine on Sumatra in his possession, and with Katarina von Pannewitz smuggled 2 million Swiss Francs worth of diamonds to Switzerland. Von Pannewitz was also a friend of Hermann Göring, and very intimate to Bernhard and Juliana.
Alois Miedl was a Nazi spy that was never prosecuted. Miedl was also a partner of Gerard Fritze, who was a close friend of Bernhard’s father, and became an American citizen in 1947.
In April 1940 Bernhard met in Laren (the Netherlands) with managers of IG Farben: Fritze, Rossler, Pazze, Behrens, and Gunther Frank-Fahle.
After the Dutch Royal family “escaped” to London on 12/13 May 1940, after the German invasion that started on 10 May, on 15 May Bernhard went to Zeeuws-Vlaanderen and then on to Paris to meet French PM Paul Reynaud. Reynaud was affiliated to Rothschild, which was in business with the Hollandsche Koopmansbank in Amsterdam of IG Farben.
De Nazi banker Franz W. Koenigs had become a Dutch national in 1939. He continued his business with England through Rhodius Koenigs Handel Maatschappij NV.
Bernhard didn’t travel with wife Juliana and children to Canada so he could stay in London.
His brother Aschwin was part of the Wehrmacht and SS. It wouldn’t have been difficult for the brothers to act as double spies.
Wim Klinkenberg - “Prins Bernhard – Een politieke biografie
” (1979): http://crashrecovery.org/daily/14.12.20 ... 01986).pdf
Jan Donner was counsellor (Raadsheer) at the Dutch Supreme Court (Hoge Raad) from 1933 to 1944, including time when he was effectively involved in enforcing the Nazi laws (1940-1944)
In 1946, none other than Jan Donner was selected as Chairman of the Central Purification Board for industry (Centrale Zuiveringsraad voor het bedrijfsleven).
Of the 32,000 files on economic collaboration, only 700 came were prosecuted before the criminal court, the rest was simply closed. The high officials and leading industrialists received no punishment, but he small shop owners that had sold groceries to the German Nazis, and construction workers, who helped to build bunkers were severely punished.
The directors of Royal Dutch Shell, Philips and the NS were not prosecuted (Prince Bernhard and Frits Philips were friends). The press even alleged that Philips had saved people's lives by declaring that their employees were irreplaceable.
Werkspoor of Damme also collaborated with the Nazis. From 1940 on Werkspoor supplied millions of guilders worth of transport carts, 60 minesweepers and 12 destroyers to Germany.
Damme Sr. was an acquaintance of Prince Bernhard and Director of the Dutch Central Bank (DNB). The police investigation was first led by J.B.A.M. van Gool, who was locked up in pre-trial detention for 7 months because he tried to investigate high-ranking Dutch people.
Van Gool was replaced by Gerrit Jan van de Waal, who interrogated Damme Sr. and did house searches at Damme Jr.
Several ministers defended the noble Damme Sr. Minister Huysmans wrote a letter to complain to his colleague of Justice Van Maarseveen. Minister Drees wrote a letter on 18 August 1947, in which he characterised his friend Damme Sr. with: “was completely pro-Dutch, and participated in all kinds of activity during the occupation in preparation for the future
Van de Waal complained to the press that the investigation into Damme was thwarted, after which in 1949 he got a ban on speaking from Minister of Justice Wijers. After his retirement at Werkspoor, Damme Jr. was appointed Dutch consul at the Canary Islands.
The metal industry and shipyards like Gusto and De Schelde had collaborated with the support of Secretary-General H.M. Hirschfeld.
CEO of the Rotterdam Droogdok Maatschappij, D.C. Endert Jr., was interrogated by the “Purification Board” in 1947, in which he stated that it was “only right” to collaborate with the Germans.
Hirschfeld and Endert were not prosecuted.
Den Hollander was director of the State-owned “Staatsbedrijf der Artillerie-Inrichtingen” that sold ammunition to the Nazis. Jan Donner boasted that he “had purified Den Hollander, all by himself, in 3 weeks
In Dutch: https://www.trouw.nl/cultuur/heulen-met ... ~a56e02f5/
(archived here: http://archive.li/folOl
Jan Donner became president of the Dutch Supreme Court.
Jan Donner’s son, André Donner, later led the commission that covered up the millions of kickbacks received by Prince Bernhard from several arms manufacturers, including Lockheed and Northrop, which was labelled as the “Lockheed affair”.
See Bernhard with Lockheed executive Robert E. Gross, 1956.
In 1997, then Queen Beatrix selected Piet Hein Donner (André Donner’s son) for the “Raad van State” for life (comparable to Elizabeth’s Privy Council). According to the Dutch constitution it’s prohibited for any member of the “Raad van State” to become minister, so in July 2002 Beatrix selected him as Minister of Justice.
After serving as minister for several cabinets led by Beatrix, Piet Hein Donner even served as Vice-President of the "Raad van State" from 1 February 2012 to 1 November 2018.