Westerborkpad

Description

  1. Name Westerborkpad
  2. Length of trail 336 km, 209 miles
  3. Length in days 17 days
  4. Start of trail Amsterdam
  5. End of trail Westerbork
  6. Traildino grading LW, Light walk, countryside walk

Westerborkpad

Westerborkpad, Amsterdam - Westerbork, 336 km

Westerbork was the Dutch transit camp during second worldwar Holocaust. From here, Jews were deported to Poland, and never returned. The jewish community of Amsterdam was wiped out between 1940 and 1945. This trail is to commemorate this terrible past. The trail follows the route of the train that deported the Jews from Amsterdam to Westerbork.

The historic significance of the trail is tangible at each stage. Currently, the trail is not marked in the field. A booklet is available with all information. Along the trail are musea and monuments.

Books

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids 15 LAW Westerborkpad | Wandelnet
  • In 2005 werd Jan Dokter uit Hoorn 70 jaar. Hij schreef in oktober van dat jaar: “Waarom wil ik 60 jaar na het vreselijke gebeuren met mijn eigen ogen de plaats zien vanwaar mijn familie is gedeporteerd naar vernietigingskampen?” Ter nagedachtenis aan zijn familieleden liep hij de route van de Hollandse Schouwburg in Amsterdam naar kamp... Read more
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