Another Westerbork barracks found

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In the Vecht valley in the province of Overijssel, another complete barracks has been found from Westerbork, the Nazi transit camp where Anne Frank was kept before being deported to the death camps of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen.

The Netherlands - In the Vecht valley in the province of Overijssel, another complete barracks has been found from Westerbork, the Nazi transit camp where Anne Frank was kept before being deported to the death camps of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen.

The Westerbork Memorial Centre says it is more or less intact and is being used to store bolts of cloth. This is the second discovery of a Westerbork barrack building. The other one, in Zwiggelte in the province of Drenthe, was being used as a pig shed.
 
After the war the Westerbork camp buildings were taken down and scattered around the countryside. Public interest in the barracks was revived last month when the building in which Anne and her sister were once set to work burned to the ground.
 
In an interview with Radio Netherlands Worldwide, the Memorial Centre's director Dirk Mulder appealed to the public to look out for any other surviving camp buildings. A spokesman says ten complete or partial barracks have been identified since then.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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