An intensive search led to the discovery of a new copy of footage from Camp Westerbork, a transit camp from which over 101 thousand people were deported out of the Netherlands by train during World War Two. The footage is a rare piece of film to still in existence which shows the Nazi camps during the Second World War, the The Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD) announced.
Dutch rail company NS will start discussions about a compensation scheme for the relatives of deported resistance fighters in the Second World War. The first meeting with representatives of this group is scheduled for October 3rd, Trouw reports.
The compensation arrangement NS made for victims of the Holocaust and their relatives should also apply to resistance fighters, according to association Children of Resistance Participants 1940-45. NS is using double standards and "forgot" the families of Dutch resistance fighters, chairman Henk Mreijen said to the Telegraaf.
A buzzard living in Drenthe seems to have taken a disliking to a certain cyclist. Theo Rook from Westerbork was attacked by the bird of prey four times last week. The attacks always happen in about the same spot on his cycling route from Westerbork to Emmen, RTV Drenthe reports.
The Groningen astronomical institute Astron published the first pictures taken with the enhanced radio telescope of Westerborok. The first images shows Leo T, one of the smallest galaxies yet discovered, RTV Noord reports.
The telescope was upgraded with new radio receivers that act as a lens. This allows researchers to see about 40 times more than before.
Dutch King, Willem-Alexander, his wife, Queen Máxima and the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte are taking part of the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.
Artist Ralph Prins died at the age of 88 yesterday. One of his best known works is the design for National Monument Kamp Westerbork, which was unveiled by Queen Juliana in 1970.
Acting Mayor Midden-Drenthe Ton Baas (VVD) has said no to 1,400 asylum seekers getting shelter in the Drenthe village of Oranje.
150 Dutch teenagers visited Westerbork, a detention and transit camp in Hooghalen in honor of the Holocaust victims and to fight anti-Semitism in academic institutions.
The memorial center Camp Westerbork will celebrate its 30th year on Friday. The memorial center at the former transit camp of the Nazis was opened on April 12, 1983 by Queen Beatrix. During the war, 107,000 Jews and Gypsies were deported from Westerbork, but 102,000 did not return.