Dutch National Socialist Party (NSB) (in numbers)
After the Allied invasion in Normandy, the NSB began to dissolve. The panic of Dolle Dinsdag (‘Mad Tuesday’, 5 September 1944) following the rumour that the liberation of the Netherlands was only a matter of hours, almost dealt the party the final blow. Around 65,000 people, all members of ‘collaborator families’ fled to Germany (L. de Jong, Het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden in de Tweede Wereldoorlog (‘The Kingdom of the Netherlands During the Second World War’), vol. 10a, p. 203).