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Westerbork Deportation

Film | Accession Number: 1999.323.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2101 | Film ID: 2240

WS, train entering station. Rows of people with armbands "FK" getting off the train while man in uniform observes. People w/star of David on their coats, getting bundles off the train. Soldiers checking documents. Guards with dogs. 01:04:27 WS, train leaving the station. Soldiers in front of freight cars, opening car's door. Men being hurdled out of car. Indoors, sharing bread. Men being interviewed by men and women, one of them has Star of David on her jacket. Typing on typewriters. 01:07:21 Thin and exhausted looking man in wooden clogs, walking by. People with bundles. Barracks can be seen in the background. Well dressed men and women. Obvious confusion. Holding children. 01:08:30 MS, crowd in front of freight car. Two officers walking by. Closing train doors. People wave goodbye from inside of train. Sick woman lying on a wooden cart being wheeled into train station. 01:09:58 Sophia de Groot at far left of the door opening on train wagon #9, gesturing to someone on the platform. 01:10:05 MS, bundles of clothes outside of freight car. Boxes filled with food, cigarettes. WS, interior of the car with people sitting on floor. 01:10:30 White chalk sign on freight car's door "74 PERS." Sinti girl Settela Steinbach with head scarf, looking through slightly opened car door. Doors being closed by Jewish policeman and Westerbork camp inmate Hans Margules, more soldiers with dogs. Part passenger train part freight train leaving the station. Officers checking documents. Visible train steam. Officers getting on train. People's faces and hands can be seen through small freight car windows. 01:13:56 WS, group of men with hammers, disassembling metal objects. Separating pieces from a huge pile of metal pieces. WS, hall with people working behind benches. Taking various machines apart, separating pieces into baskets and wooden barrels with signs: KUPFER, MESSING, ALUMINUM. Blacksmith, piles of pipes. Man w/Star of David on his coat is stripping wire. 01:28:11 WS, women separating wire, machine pressing, indoors.

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Event Date
1944 May 19
Westerbork, Netherlands
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid
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