"Camp Westerbork, within the camp (part 3)" Westerbork Things to Do Tip by Pavlik_NL

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  Wires around the penalty barracks
by Pavlik_NL

In 1939 the dutch governement ordered a camp built in Westerbork to shelter the many jews that entered the Netherlands seeking refugee here from Germany. After the invasion the Germans immediately took control of it and turned it into a transport camp (Durchgangs Lager) by connecting it to the railway system. Between 1942 and 1945 the Nazi's transported more then 100.000 jews to concentration camps. Every Tuesday the train came and a selection was put into the (cattle!) wagons. Life in the camp was based on hope, but above all ... on fear.

Address: Oosthalen 8 in Hooghalen
Phone: +31 (0)593 - 592600
Website: http://www.kampwesterbork.nl

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  • Updated Mar 16, 2005
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