Why do the Dutch and Germans not like each other?
For the Dutch, the origins of the rivalry are primarily based on the anti-German sentiment resulting from World War II in which, during a five-year German occupation, a quarter of a million Dutch people died and the country itself was devastated. … Each time I faced Germany I was angst-filled.
Is Holland close to Germany?
The distance between Netherlands and Germany is 358 km. The road distance is 661.2 km.
Why is Holland not part of Germany?
The Netherlands was a Catholic country under Spanish control, till they fought their independence. The lower Netherlands, now Belgium, remained in Spanish hands for a while, while the north was an independent republic. So it was never German (or rather) Holy Roman Empire terrain.
How many people died in Netherlands WW2?
|Full Name||34 Kingdom of the Netherlands|
|Entry into WW2||10 May 1940|
|Population in 1939||8,729,000|
|Military Deaths in WW2||7,900|
|Civilian Deaths in WW2||198,000|