October 11, 1941

’s-Hertogenbosch, October 11th, 1941

To Mr. Van Leeuwen, Procurator General of the Court of Justice, ’s-Hertogenbosch

Respected Sir,

The undersigned L.J. Crielaars, dance teacher and district administrator of the Dutch union of dance teachers, registered with the Dutch Kulturkammer, respectfully calls your attention to the following:

A few months ago, all bona fide dance teachers in the Netherlands were registered under the aforementioned organization; Jewish teachers were not permitted to register. As far as I am aware, all Jewish dance teachers have respected this ordinance with the exception of an exceptionally insolent Jewess by the name of Rosie Glaser. The said Jewess declared openly at the reorganization meeting in Utrecht, and in the presence of 147 dance teachers, that she had nothing to do with the new order and that she would continue with her activities, as you can see from the particularly Jewish style advertisements enclosed.

This surprised not only the dance teachers from my district, but dance teachers from across the country who immediately remarked that she had outwitted everyone yet again, and that you had to be Jewish to do so. First, she started to become Roman Catholic and told everyone she was not a Jew. Presently she has moved her teaching activities from the hotel ballroom she previously rented to the attic of her home, where she has set up a dance hall and continues as if nothing is wrong.

My district members are now complaining that this is unfair, because registered bona fide dance teachers are obliged to adhere to the new regulations, such as higher fees etc. This is in our own interests, of course, but I am sure you will see the injustice of the situation.

I reported the matter immediately to the executive board, which replied that I should settle things with the local authorities since they are presently unable to take action. The Kulturkammer is still in formation, and she is teaching in a private house. Yesterday I met with inspector Vos of the local police who informed me that the ordinance had indeed been published but without an indication of penalty. His hands are thus tied. He agreed to discuss the matter with the commissioner, but did not give me much hope. It is for this reason that I turn to you.

I politely request that you take measures to put an end to the illegal activities of that insolent Jewess.


L. J. Crielaars