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Camp KZ Westerbork was established in 1939 near Hooghalen and used as a transit camp for Dutch Jews, Sinti, Roma, resistance combatants and political adversaries before their transfer to extermination camps. Since 1983 the Memorial Museum’s permanent exhibition depicts Dutch wartime under occupation with a focus on the persecution of Jews. The history of the camp is presented through photographs, documents, drawings, maps and objects.
Shortly before the outbreak of WWII, the Dutch government built a camp near the town of Hooghalen to accommodate German (Jewish) refugees: Camp KZ Westerbork was used by the German occupiers as a transit camp. Many Dutch Jews, Sinti, Roma,
After more than 700 paratroopers jump out over Drenthe during the night of April 7 to April 8, 1945, the liberation of the northern part of the Netherlands proceeds rapidly. The following days, battles are fought in the area against