Westerbork, Judendurchgangslager (Fond 250i)
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- Westerbork, Jewish transit camp
1,130 digital images : PDF ; 52 GB .
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).
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