Photographer's Note

During the Second World War, Camp Westerbork was a transit camp .Whilst people living here lead a fairly normal life, Camp Westerbork had a school, orchestra, hairdresser, and even restaurants designed by SS officials to give inmates a false sense of hope for survival and to aid in avoiding problems during transportation. No-one wanted their name to appear on the transportation list. Transport trains arrived at Westerbork every Tuesday from July 1942 to September 1944, and deported an estimated 97,776 Jews during the period to concentration camps like Auschwitz and Sobibor. rnProbably one of the most famous inhabitants of Westerbork during this time was Anne Frank. rnThe Memorial is a poignant reminder of the "Gateway to Hell"

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Additional Photos by Elaine springford (everlasting) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 67 N: 3082] (19978)
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