Kamp Westerbork Transit Camp
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Kamp Westerbork Transit Camp

Located on the German-Dutch border a three-hour drive east of Amsterdam, Kamp Westerbork served as a transit point for Jewish refugees from Germany attempting to enter the Netherlands. After the occupation of Holland and the beginning of Jewish deportations, Westerbork served as a stop on the way to Auschwitz in late 1944. Anne Frank and her family were kept in the camp before being transferred to Auschwitz. The camp today contains memorials and indications of where the buildings and rail road ramp once stood. A museum at Westerbork contains varying exhibitions about the deportation of Dutch Jews.