30 april 2017

Memorial Centre photos and postcards

Following up on yesterday's post, this photo wall shows some of the 9,000 portraits that are displayed inside the Camp Westerbork Memorial Centre. Under the title A Name and a Face, the centre wants to bring possible victims and survivors back from anonymity. The names of the victims, their date and place of birth and place of murder are continuously projected onto the museum's special Name Wall, in one of the other rooms.

From the Memorial Centre we walked the 3 km to the former camp grounds, where this photo was taken. It shows one of the enlarged postcards that are displayed along the walking route through the area. They were written by people inside the camp during World War II.

8 opmerkingen:

  1. A good way to get information, maybe a visitor will see someone they knew. I like the postcards along the walk. Seeing these would give me goosebumps but it necessary to be reminded that these people existed at one time and their lives were cut short by a cruel and inhumane regime.

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  2. Heartbreaking to see all those faces Marleen, it makes it all the more tragic when you can actually see and imagine what those poor souls went through.

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  3. It's very important, I think, to put names with faces of those who suffered through this nightmare! It's one thing to read about it but another to see photos and names of the actual people and learn from them some of what they experienced.

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  4. ...sad, but it needs to remembered.

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  5. A very sad time in history. So tragic, but it is important to remember. I will be in Poland this summer with my daughter and we are visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau, which will be very hard to see.

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  6. These are great memories about bad time..

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  7. How sad to see the photos of actual victims but so necessary to remember them. I like the postcard along the walkway.

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