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Westerbork Deportation

Film | Accession Number: 1992.246.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0818 | Film ID: 519

Deportations at Westerbork transit camp. People with Star of David on their coats at railroad station, with bundles. Barracks can be seen in the background. Well dressed men and women. People getting onto freight cars. Confusion. MS, crowd in front of freight car. Two officers walking by. People wave goodbye from inside of train. Sick woman (Ms. Frouwke Kroon - 1882-1944) lying on a wooden cart being wheeled into train station. Guards with dogs. 00:07:38 Sophia de Groot at far left of the door opening on train wagon #9, gesturing to someone on the platform. Boxes filled with food, cigarettes. WS, INT of the car with people sitting on floor. CU, white chalk sign on freight car's door "74 PERS." 00:08:05 Sinti girl Settela Steinbach with head scarf (over shaved head), looking through slightly opened car door, on May 19, 1944. Doors being closed by Jewish policeman and Westerbork camp inmate Hans Margules, more soldiers with dogs. Guards do paper work. Locomotive brought in. Train pulls out (part passenger on the way to Bergen-Belsen [Celle], part freight cars on the way to Auschwitz), officers jump on train. People's faces and hands can be seen through small freight car windows. Long shots of train traveling.

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Event:  1944 May 19
Production:  1944
Westerbork, Netherlands
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:02:43
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