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An Israeli bus company has been forced to apologise after a Jewish man from Holland who survived three concentration camps and his wife were branded ‘Nazis’ by one of its drivers.
Martin Leeda, 72, and his wife Jeta, 69, were aboard the bus travelling from Ramat HaScharon to Tel Aviv sitting in a forward section reserved for elderly passengers.
As they began to speak to each other in Dutch, the bus driver suddenly yelled out: ‘You non-Jews, you Nazis, quit with that talk.’
He had mistaken their Dutch for German, said Mr Leeda.
Mr Leeda, who works in a Jewish historical museum in Amsterdam, travels regularly to Israel and said he and his wife were ‘deeply hurt’ by the insult.
He said: ‘I, as a survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, should not have had to listen to this.’
The driver sent the couple a letter of apology and faces a disciplinary hearing, according to the Metropoline bus company.
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