Jewish labour camps

Labour camps in the Netherlands where unemployed Jewish men between 18 and 65 were put to work under the pretext of work expansion.

On 2 October 1942 all workers at the labour camps were transferred to Westerbork. Their family members were removed from their homes to join their husbands and fathers. The family reunification was brief. A few days after arriving, nearly everybody (over 12,000 persons) were sent on to the extermination camps.

For additional information (in Dutch) see:
J. Presser, Ondergang. De vervolging en verdelging van het Nederlandse jodendom, 1940-1945 (The Hague 1965) volume 1, 175-203
N. van der Oord, Jodenkampen (Kampen 2003)

Additional information can be found at the website www.joodsewerkkampen.nl.

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