Although there were many Dutch who with disregard of their own safety and lives were willing to help their Jewish fellow men and women, however there were also those who ceased the opportunity to fulfill their own evil ambitions and joined the SS.
I know there will be some who say that some of these men were just misguided and did look passed the policies of the Nazi regime, and only joined the SS for the adventure and the chance to fight in an efficient army unit, and to an extend that was true. But it had to have become very clear to them shortly after joining what the SS really stood for.
It already started at the building of the SS training camp Avegoor which had been a stately home prior to the start of the war.
One of the key areas the Nazis focused on was sport,Hitler was convinced that a good athlete would make a good soldier.
Hauptscharführer Karl Hautz was responsible to build a state of the art sport facility at the SS training centre Avegoor.
He did this by using 139 Jewish slave laborers to build a sports hall.an athletics ttacl, a sports field and 2 exercise facilities and stands.
The sporting complex was also used by the Hitler youth and the Youth Storm for matches and competitions.
The 139 men arrived on 2 and 3 September 1942, they had to carry out the work under appalling circumstances. Not enough food, little sleep and comfort long hours and the constant fear of punishment.
Three of the Jewish slave labourers died while building the sport camp. They died so that others could be trained to kill.
Of the 139 men only 33 eventually survived the war.
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