Herinneringscentrum Kamp Westerbork
9414 TG Hooghalen
Herinneringscentrum Kamp Westerbork (Commemoration Centre of Camp Westerbork) a museum can be found where the history of Camp Westerbork is told. In Herinneringscentrum Kamp Westerbork the story is told of more than one hundred thousand Jews, Sinti and Roma. It is the story of Anne Frank, Settela Steinbach, Leo Meijer and all the other children and adults that stayed in transit camp Westerbork.
The museum of Camp Westerbork reveals the stories of life in the camp. Original film footage from 1944, a partly furnished barrack, a last tearful greeting from a small train window, a large scale model of the camp, drawings of children playing, provide a sense and image of this historical place. Our basic exposition is also very suitable and accessible for children. The more than one hundred thousand names of the victims are projected continuously in the museum.
Apart from that, attention is given to the times before and after the transit camp, such as Woonoord Schattenberg. In addition to exhibitions, many activities are organised in the museum. For instance eye witness lectures, theatre productions and videos about the history of camp Westerbork or the persecution of Jews (Holocaust). There are also regular special activities for children.
The former camp terrain is situated at 2 miles from the Commemoration Centre. The commander's dwelling, barrack 56, the carriages and the monuments recall the times that thousands of people were deported to the East. Most of them never returned.