During the Second World War, Camp Westerbork was known as ‘the gateway to Hell’. It was a transit camp to concentration camps like Auschwitz and Sobibor. However, the camp, built in 1939, was first used as a refugee camp for Jews fleeing from Germany and Austria.

Until its demolition in 1971, the camp was used almost continuously. Learn more about each time period below. 

  • European Heritage Label
  • Unesco

Route descriptions

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