New book of names of Jewish victims in WWII

New book of names of Jewish victims in WWII

After years of research comes a fully revised edition of In Memoriam (1995), which from the Netherlands deported Jewish victims of the Second world War are listed. The new book will be Saturday by the Memorial centre Camp Westerbork announced.

It is exactly 75 years ago that the first train with prisoners from transit camp Westerbork to concentration camps in the county.

The Memorial centre is organising weekend activities for visitors and shows how the center keeps the memory alive. During the weekend there will also be a re-release of the 1995 published book of names announced.

The new edition of The 102.000 Names at the end of January. All of the Netherlands and to the Netherlands refugee jews, Sinti and Roma from the Netherlands to concentration and extermination camps are gone, to be included in the book. The book has about 2500 pages.

Digital database

Since 2000 the research centre concerned with the creation of a digital database. Since then, continuous sources sought with the names In Memoriam. According to researcher José Martin were in the original edition is still a lot of mistakes. “The new way of examine, there are at least two hundred names have been added and about one hundred names removed.”

So are the names deleted of the people who by causes other than deportation for life. “In the book we give an extensive explanation of the choices,” says the researcher.


At the same time, the book is also a work of art by Bart Domburg to Westerbork. The artist has all of the 102.000 names by hand on 29 large sheets of paper written.

Visitors will get the Saturday and Sunday presentations on the new book and tours of the centre. Pre-notified interested parties can take a look in the depot.

In total left in the Second world War, 93 trains from Westerbork to Auschwitz.

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