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Westerbork Former transit camp in WW2

the Westerbork Former transit camp in WW2 is part of Drenthe , Midden-Drenthe .

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Nationaal monument Westerbork  


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kamp westerbork

kamp westerbork
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Hooghalen, Drenthe, The Netherlands. Monument 102.000 stones. Each single stone represents a single person that had stayed at Westerbork and died in a Nazi camp. Westerbork concentration camp was a World War II Nazi refugee, detention and transit camp in Hooghalen, ten kilometres north of Westerbork, in the northeastern Netherlands. Its function during the Second World War was to assemble Roma and Dutch Jews for transport to other Nazi concentration camps. In the 1970s the camp was demolished. Near the site there is now a museum, and monuments of remembrance of those transported and killed during World War II. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westerbork_concentration_camp

102.000

102.000
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Voormalige appèlplaats. This square, with the dark grey stone-areas, representing Holland, and each dark area filled with red stones with 'silver' stars, each of them represents an individual, all being victims of the deportation that took place via this camp. here is the satelite view of the whole camp

Guard tower

Guard tower
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The former concentration camp Westerbork has been demolished in the 70's, after it had been used to house Maluku refugees after the war. The concentration camp remembered people of a time they wanted to forget then. An empty field remained. Nowadays it is hard to imagine how the camp looked like and how people lived here. Later, some elements, like this guard tower, have been reconstructed.

Westerbork (Drenthe, the Netherlands), Aug. 8, 2007

Westerbork (Drenthe, the Netherlands), Aug. 8, 2007
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Another section of the memorial monument. This section is called 102,000 bricks. Each brick represents one prisoner, the height of the brick varying according to the age of the person; each brick square represents a train directed toward an extermination camp in Germany or Poland. The squares are placed on a grey shape that reproduces the map of the Netherlands.

Muster place

Muster place
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On the former gathering place of Camp Westerbork, 102,000 stones are placed, that symbolize all of the Jews, gypsies and resistance fighters, that died in concentration camps after being transported via camp Westerbork. This photo shows well that the bricks have been placed on a map of The Netherlands to indicate that the victims came from the entire country.

Kamp Westerbork

Kamp Westerbork
Made by Sint Smeding
The former concentration camp Westerbork was used after WWII to house collaborators and later Moluccans. In the '60s it was decided to break down this black page in history. What's left is a barren plain with some trees, where the place of some major barracks is indicated by hills.

Muster place

Muster place
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On the former gathering place of Camp Westerbork, 102,000 stones are placed, that symbolize all of the Jews, gypsies and resistance fighters, that died in concentration camps after being transported via camp Westerbork. In the background a telescope of the Radiosterrenwacht

from here to ........

from here to ........
Made by S l u i t e r t i j d | Vanderlaan
As a monument these 2 rails symbolize the despair, two arms stretched out and hands into the sky; how could this ever have happen. a short film, it can be confrontating.

Nationaal Monument

Nationaal Monument
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Stone with text, part of the National monument of the former concentration camp Westerbork They beleaguered us at every step So we couldn't go over our own squares Our end was nearing Our days were fulfilled Yes, our end had come

102.000 detail

102.000 detail
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every star on each red stone represents an individual, deported from this camp to the extermination camps the Germans used in ocupied Poland an article about these camps

Muster place

Muster place
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On the former gathering place of Camp Westerbork, 102,000 stones are placed, that symbolize all of the Jews, gypsies and resistance fighters, that died in concentration camps after being transported via camp Westerbork.

opschrift - inscription

opschrift - inscription
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In Auschwitz-Birkenau zijn meer dan 56.500 joden en meer dan 200 Sinti en Roma uit Nederland vermoord. In Auschwitz-Birkenau are more than 56.500 Jews and more than 200 Sinti and Roma from The Netherlands were killed

Memorial Center former camp Westerbork

Memorial Center former camp Westerbork
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A view from the monument of former Camp Westerbork which need no introduction. At the horizon a few of the Synthesis Radio Telescope array are visible, which runs right across the terrain of former Camp Westerbork.

Monument Kamp Westerbork

Monument Kamp Westerbork
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Westerbork concentration camp was a transit camp in the second world war. 102000 Jews and Sinta & Roma were deported from the Netherlands through this camp. For every killed person there's a stone in the camp.

Strafbarakken

Strafbarakken
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Punishment barracks of the former concentration camp Westerbork. Here Jews were housed that had been brought to the camp involuntary, including Anne Frank.

Westerbork (Drenthe, the Netherlands), Aug. 8, 2007

Westerbork (Drenthe, the Netherlands), Aug. 8, 2007
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A close-up of the 102,000 bricks monument. The different height of each brick represents the age of each person in that particular transport.

bij de ingang - at the entrance

bij de ingang - at the entrance
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Each coffin represents the amount of people who were deported to camps in ocupied Poland. From left to right 60.330 - 1.750 - 4.870 - 3.751

Westerbork (Drenthe, the Netherlands), Aug. 8, 2007

Westerbork (Drenthe, the Netherlands), Aug. 8, 2007
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Most of the barracks have been destroyed. The site of each barrack is marked by low mounds such as this one.

Westerbork (Drenthe, the Netherlands), Aug. 8, 2007

Westerbork (Drenthe, the Netherlands), Aug. 8, 2007
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Near the site of the former camp, in 1969 was built what was then the biggest radiotelescope in Europe.

Commander's house

Commander's house
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Home of the camp commander Albert Konrad Gemmeker of the former concentration camp Westerbork.



Nearest places of interest:

Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope
Schattenbergveen
Nationaal monument Westerbork
"Holmes"
  Recreatiegebied De Berenkuil
Camping "Landgoed de Berenkuil"
Amen
Melkwegpad

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