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Article about: Today, 12th April 2013, marks the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Westerbork. The camp was liberated by members of the Canadian 2nd Infantry. KL-Westerbork, a Durchgangslager (transit

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    Today, 12th April 2013, marks the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Westerbork. The camp was liberated by members of the Canadian 2nd Infantry. KL-Westerbork, a Durchgangslager (transit camp), was used to assemble and transfer well over 100,000 people, mostly of Jewish origin, to other Konzentrationslagers such as Auschwitz, Sobibor, Bergen-Belsen and Theresienstadt. Most of these inmates later died. Below, two images show commemorative markers at the site, including some of the 102,000 memorial stones laid to remember each victim who passed through the camp and failed to survive the war.
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    Today marks the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Westerbork. On 12th April 1945, Canadian forces reached the camp and liberated nearly 900 people. The camp staff had fled only days earlier.
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    The upwards pointed or broken railroad tracks makes for an impressive variation on some of these 'lager' memorials.

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    at least there is always someone to say Kaddish for them now.

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    Hi Carl , Scout has said just what first struck me about the image there of the memorial. What a great symbol , to tear up the tracks that led to this place ,but in such a way that it suggests the final power laid back into the hands of the victims!! Baruch haba b'shem Adonai!
    Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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