The Netherlands

Drente-Westerbork

Mémorial of Westerbork

Oosthalen 8, 9414 TG Hooghalen, Netherlands

Westerbork monument. Photo by Blacknight – Wikipedia

A memorial was erected in 1983 in the former transit and deportation camp in the northeastern Netherlands. It depicts two broken railway tracks, a symbol of the dead trains. The monument was designed by the Jewish artist Ralph Prins, who was deported from this camp as an infant.

In addition to the monument, the Dutch government added in 1992 a paving of 104000 bricks (corresponding to the number of Dutch Jews assassinated) in the shape of a map of the Netherlands. Each brick bears a Star of David. In the Museum, which opened in 1983, there is a list of the Dutch casualties who were buried in unmarked graves during the war.