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Westerbork Transit Camp

Westerbork is located in the north eastern part of Holland about 30 min away from a town called Assen. I stayed in Assen when I went to visit the transit camp. Not all camps were concentration camps where people were put to death. This particular one was considered a transit camp first, then a detention camp. As far as I could find, none of the people that were transported to Westerbork stayed very long. Westerbork was just the starting point that led prisoners/detainees to other camps such as Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, Dachau, Theresien etc.


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