Canadian Infantry Liberates Westerbork Camp in Netherlands

Canadian Infantry Liberates Westerbork Camp in Netherlands

Westerbork Concentration Camp
Source: Wikipedia

The Canadian 2nd Infantry Division liberates the Westerbork internment camp in the Netherlands. During the occupation of the Netherlands, the Nazis used Westerbork as a concentration camp to process Jews being shipped to the east for extermination.

Westerbork thus served as a transit point for 101,000 Dutch Jews and about 5,000 German Jews being sent to their deaths in Poland: Auschwitz-Birkenau, Sobibór, Bergen-Belsen, and Theresienstadt.

One of temporary residents of Westerbork was Anne Frank, from August to September 1944. She and her family were placed on one of the last transports heading east.

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Westerbork — Deportations to Auschwitz 1944

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