SS Takes Control of Westerbork Camp in Netherlands Hot

The SS take control of the Westerbork camp in the Netherlands and begin using it as a transit point for Jews (like Anne Frank) being shipped to extermination camps in Occupied Poland. Armed SS troops arrive to reinforce the Dutch military police already there.

The Dutch created the camp February 13, 1939, "to house the refugees from Germany that live in this country" — and by "refugees" they mean Jews fleeing Nazi persecution. So they charge the Jewish Refugee Committee in the Netherlands 1.25 million gulden for the construction of the camp.

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Westerbork — Deportations to Auschwitz 1944

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