25 May 1943—The Day that 6500 Dutch Jews Annoyed the Nazis

History of Sorts

500 Jews respond to the German appeal and register for departure to camp Westerbork. They wait for hours for the special train that will transport them from Muiderpoort Station,Amsterdam, to Westerbork.

Of the 7,000 Jews who had to report to the Polderweg in Amsterdan that day for deportation to Westerbork, only 500 appeared that day, much to the irritation of the Germans.

Because most of the 7,000 Jews did not heed the call, a raid follows the next day. The Jewish quarter in the center is being cordoned off and homes are searched for those who ignored the call

A month later, the Jewish quarter in the center was evacuated and the Jews were forced to move to Amsterdam-East and South. Another major raid follows on June 20, 1943, this time completely secretly prepared. The Jews are startled by the noise of loudspeaker cars. They must gather at Daniel Willinkplein…

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