- Lunettenlaan 600, 5263 NT Vught, Pays-Bas
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The Camp Vught National Memorial (Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught ) is located on part of the former SS camp Konzentrationslager Herzogenbusch, also known as Camp Vught (January 1943 – September 1944).
The combined memorial centre and museum features various exhibitions, a memorial room and wall of reflection. The museum is spread out over several buildings and outdoor areas. A model of the camp, made of natural stone, shows the extensive size of the camp and the many buildings it included. The watchtowers, which were built a hundred meters apart, have been reconstructed. The barracks, rebuilt at half their original size, show how the prisoners lived. The Children’s Memorial lists the names and ages of the 1,269 Jewish children who were deported in June 1943. There is also a crematorium, where the bodies of prisoners who died or were executed at the camp were burned. The Execution Area is located in the woods, at about a 15-minute walk from the museum. A memorial has been erected here that displays the names of the 329 prisoners who were executed at this site.
Every corner of the Netherlands hides treasures from the past. During WWII, after four years of occupation, the Allied troops entered the city of Maastricht in September 1944. After Operation Market Garden, the terrible Battle of the Scheldt followed. In