93 trains left concentration camp Westerbork in the Netherlands between July 1942 and September 1944. All the trains were heading eastbound. Not one single journey would be a pleasant one , The final destination would more then likely result in death.
I deliberately call Westerbork a concentration camp, because that’s what it was, It is often referred to as a Transit camp, although technically correct, I am not comfortable with theat description, because I believe it lessens the horrific nature the camp really had. The irony,for lack of a better word, is that in the summer of 1939 the camp was designated for Jewish refugees who fled Nazi Germany.
Auschwitz 58,380 854 survived.
Sobibor 34,313 18 survived.
Theresiënstadt 4,894 approximately 1,980 survived.
Bergen-Belsen 3,751 approximately 2,050 survived.
Buchenwald and Ravensbrück 150 10 survived.
Each number is a human being with a…
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