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Westerbork, Judendurchgangslager (Fond 250i)

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2015.9 | RG Number: RG-41.011

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    This collection contains documents relating to the Westerbork Jewish transit camp between 1942-1945, including are reports, maps and some photos as well as pre-war correspondence, and post-war court proceedings. The collections also contains documents on the refugee camp Westerbork between 1939-1942, as it was still under Dutch administration. A special component of the collection is called “Westerbork kartothek” containing lists of name and date of birth of deportees, their last official place of residence before leaving for Westerbork and the date of shipment from the camp. These lists were secretly compiled by Jewish camp residents who worked in the administration of the camp. They kept in mind that the original card file would be destroyed during the last months of the war. Indeed, the original card file, which contains many more names, was destroyed in late 1944. Other lists were also buried in a barracks under the ground. After the liberation, the lists were handed over to the Canadian Army, who had liberated the camp. They photographed the lists in duplicates: one set is currently stored at the Information Office of the Dutch Red Cross in The Hague, the second set is based at the NIOD collection (Inventory numbers 216-231).
    Alternate Title
    Westerbork, Jewish transit camp
    inclusive:  1939-1945
    Collection Creator
    Westerbork (Concentration camp)

    Physical Details

    1,130 digital images : PDF ; 52 GB .
    System of Arrangement
    Arranged in eight subject series: 1. Construction and commissioning of the camp; 2. Categories of prisoners; 3. Organization and administration of the camp; 4. Conditions at the camp; 5. Relations with the outside world; 6. Punishment and mistreatment of prisoners by security staff; 7. Liberation and repatriation; 8. Social interactions of camp prisoners after the war. Name list are organized alphabetically.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. Museum staff and researchers are required to complete a User Declaration in order to gain access to the collection.
    Conditions on Use
    Fair use only. Copies of records will not be made available for any further publication to third parties without the written consent of the Institute.

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    Administrative Notes

    Source of acquisition is the Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie, NIOD, (Netherlands Institute for War Documentation), Fond 250i. The archival documents were transferred from the Westerbork camp to NIOD after the WWII. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the digitized collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archives Project in Jan. 2015.
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