Herinneringscentrum Kamp Westerbork

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8 Oosthalen, Hooghalen, Netherlands

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Important history Sep 10, 2015
This camp is part of Dutch history. It is used during the war, but also after the war and in both times for different reasons. To me it felt like there was going to happen something here, but there already has been happened a lot. I cannot tell very much, because that will ruin the visit to this old camp, but I think it's worth to visit.

A ticket to the museum includes a busride to the camp itself. It's not a very big museum, but when you read it all and open some of the boxes with memories of people who were in the camp, you'll have done more than enough. I love that I've been here, because it's part of my country its history, but as a tourist it can be fascinating to. You can also drink and eat some small breads or cookies here. On the camp itself there are some posts with some one that speaks. You can also go with a tour that doesn't cost more. You can walk from the museum to the camp and back, it's not that far. On that route there are poles with signs of the dates and how many were sent to where with the train from this camp.

There was a small bad thing, because I thought it would be a camp where the barracks would be still standing up, but instead of that, there are some small hills to represent where they used to be. The are a few walls left.
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SylwiaG says:
Exactly, very important history - especially that history likes to repeat itself :(
Posted on: Feb 11, 2016
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Kamp Westerbork Jul 06, 2011
Recall centre (herinneringscentrum) Kamp Westerbork. Is a small museum/info centre nearby Kamp Westerbork. You can see a lot of pictures and read a lot of stories in the centre. After a short walk forth a galaxyroute you find the remains of Kamp Westerbork. Westerbork was used as a deport during WO II.

The Kamp itself is almost completly gone. There is nothing left but the commander's house and a part of the railway.

There are a lot of signs who tell you what was there during the war.

I found it verry intensive walking trought the museum and the kamp ground. Though there is not much left the stories seen/read in the museum came to life when I walked around. Defenitly worth paying a visit

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