The Netherlands, an outsider's view.

The Netherlands, an outsider's view.


New footage found of Netherlands-based Nazi deportation camp Westerbork

The Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD) has found new footage depicting Camp Westerbork, a Netherlands-based Nazi transit camp used during the Holocaust.

The footage is from May 1944 and depicts the transport of Jewish people by train, as well as short clips from inside the camp commonly known as the “Foyer of Hell”. All in all, the footage is about 8 hours long and was originally created at the behest of the camp’s commander Albert Konrad Gemmeker.

Though a transit camp, those deported from Westerbork tended to end up at extermination camps Auschwitz and Sobibor.

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