How did the Dutch government let this happen? Haaretz reports that a mega ship will be named after the prominent Nazi industrialist and Waffen-SS officer Pieter Schelte.
It's offensive to the Dutch, much less to lots of other people, particularly to those who were persecuted and murdered by the Third Reich.
Seems that his son Edward Heerema, who is the president of the offshore giant which is building the mega ship, Allseas made the decision.
Shouldn't someone have caught on sooner.
And has the son no sense of decency?
Ironically all he has done is call lots of attention to his father's misdeeds.
The investigative journalist Ton Biesemaat, who exposed the affair, said he found this "characteristic of the passivity and moral decline in Dutch society," and of a "desire to forget" inconvenient truths about Dutch collaboration with the Nazis in WWII.
As I have often said, while the deniers are very dangerous, those who simply want to ignore inconvenient history are far more dangerous.....