Nederlands Exposition in Auschwitz Deportation

Day to day living in Westerbork

Transports
Personal story: Stertzenbach, Van Reemst and Wagenaar
Movie by Rudolf Breslauer
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  1. Members of the Ordedienst working during a transport to 'the east'.
    Unknown photographer, NIOD Collection, Amsterdam / HCKW, Hooghalen
  2. External work on a farm
    A still from the Westerbork film made by Rudolf Breslauer, 1944, NIOD Collection, Amsterdam
  3. Work in the Westerbork camp
    A still from the Westerbork film made by Rudolf Breslauer, 1944, NIOD Collection, Amsterdam
  4. The sewing shop in the Westerbork camp
    A still from the Westerbork film made by Rudolf Breslauer, 1944, NIOD Collection, Amsterdam
  5. Producing toys in the Westerbork camp
    A still from the Westerbork film made by Rudolf Breslauer, 1944, NIOD Collection, Amsterdam
  6. In comparison with other German camps in the Netherlands, medical facilities in Westerbork were good.
    A still from the Westerbork film made by Rudolf Breslauer, 1944, NIOD Collection, Amsterdam
  7. Children in Westerbork celebrating Chanukah
    Unknown photographer, HCKW Collection, Hooghalen
  8. Barrack 35 in Westerbork was set up as a place for sick children. On orders of commander Gemmeker, the well-known artist Jo Spier decorated the walls of the barrack, including illustrations from ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’.
    Unknown photographer, NIOD Collection, Amsterdam
  9. Cabaret performances were organised in Westerbork. In the summer of 1943, these performances took place on Tuesday evenings. During that period, the transports left on Tuesdays. The performances in the evening were intended as distraction. Contrived gaiety was supposed to make people forget about the departure of trains to 'the east'.
    Unknown photographer, HCKW Collection, Hooghalen
  10. Erich Ziegler at the piano. Ziegler was a famous German Jewish entertainer who was sent to Westerbork as a refugee. In the late spring of 1943, together with his German colleagues Max Ehrlich and Willy Rosen, he convinced the camp commander, Gemmeker, to set up the cabaret troupe.
    Unknown photographer, HCKW Collection, Hooghalen
Glossary
floorplan
introduction
jew in the netherlands
refugees
german invasion
persecution
resistance
going into hiding
sinti and roma
deportation
dutch people in auschwitz
guest book
quotations
westerbork until 1942
amersfoort camp
vught concentration camp
westerbork camp 1942-1944
transports to auschwitz
other camps
chronology:
april/may strikes
handing in radios
radio oranje

chronology:
railway strike 1944
winter of starvation
the south is liberated