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Kamp Westerbork Transit Camp, Amsterdam

Explore Kamp Westerbork Transit Camp on your university or college trip to Amsterdam.

Built in 1983 and located on the German-Dutch Border just over three hours from Amsterdam, the Westerbork Museum in Hooghalen contains a permanent exhibition depicting Dutch war time under occupation.

Not a death camp in itself, it was a transit place for prisoners destined for the extermination camps in the East. 

With special emphasis on the persecution of the Jews under the Nazi regime, the museum houses numerous powerful exhibits showcasing artifacts recovered from the camp, testimonials from survivors and photographs and exhibits depicting camp life.  

The history of the camp is represented by means of photographs, documents, artwork, maps, and objects, while the documentation centre houses a collection of books, documents, photographs and tapes.