Nederlands Exposition in Auschwitz Deportation

Westerbork Camp 1942-1944

Transports

A total of 93 trains left Westerbork. The official announcements stated that they were destined for work camps in the east, but they all went to concentration and extermination camps: Auschwitz-Birkenau, Sobibor, Bergen-Belsen, and Theresienstadt. On 15 and 16 July 1942, the first two trains with more than 2000 Jews left Westerbork and Amersfoort to Auschwitz. On 17 July, the trains arrived. After selection, 1251 men and 300 women were registered in the camp. The other 449 deportees were sent straight to the gas chambers. At the beginning the trains left irregularly. Starting from February 1943, they left every Tuesday. The last transport from Westerbork to Auschwitz left on 3 September 1944.


Day to day living in Westerbork
Personal story: Stertzenbach, Van Reemst and Wagenaar
Movie by Rudolf Breslauer
Afbeelding 4Afbeelding 3Afbeelding 2Afbeelding 1Lichtbak
  1. One of the 93 trains that left Westerbork for 'the east'. Most of the trains were destined to Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp and the Sobibor extermination camp.
    A still from the Westerbork film made by Rudolf Breslauer, 1944, NIOD Collection, Amsterdam
  2. A report from the head of the German police in the Netherland, Rauter, to SS commander Himmler regarding the deportation of Jews in the Netherlands. The document contains the entire blueprint for the destruction of Dutch Jewry. Himmler approved the document with the words 'sehr gut' (very good).
    NIOD Collection, Amsterdam
  3. A report from the head of the German police in the Netherland, Rauter, to SS commander Himmler regarding the deportation of Jews in the Netherlands. The document contains the entire blueprint for the destruction of Dutch Jewry. Himmler approved the document with the words 'sehr gut' (very good).
    NIOD Collection, Amsterdam
  4. A report from the head of the German police in the Netherland, Rauter, to SS commander Himmler regarding the deportation of Jews in the Netherlands. The document contains the entire blueprint for the destruction of Dutch Jewry. Himmler approved the document with the words 'sehr gut' (very good).
    NIOD Collection, Amsterdam
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