Archeological dig needed at national WWII site: Monument boss
Jeroen van den Eijnde, director of Camp Vught where the National WWII Monument is located, is calling for a new examination of the camp using modern techniques. According to him, archeological excavations last week again showed that a new dig is necessary, Omroep Brabant reports.
Recent excavations at the site uncovered numerous fragments and remains from World War II, including bullets and pieces of Bakelite radios, which were made in the camp.
Van den Eijnde realizes that money, time and consultation with, for example, the Miniseries of Justice and Defense will be needed for such a new study. But he believes it will be worth it, he said to the broadcaster. "We have no great expectations for the study, we mainly want to tell the story of our camp and give the wider public the opportunity to witness it."
The Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch is currently hosting an exhibition called 'Unearthed battle:archeology of the war'. It includes items unearthed at Camp Vught, including some that were found last week.