Went here today with our family. Was deeply impressed. Not so much by the physical remains of the former 'Durchgangslager Westerbork' (as there is little 'tangible' left), but by the 'exhibition' in the visitors' center. When you for example read the hand written notes of people who were about to be deported to Germany, telling their loved ones that they looked forward to meeting again when the war was over, you get very silent. They sometimes say that a picture can say more than a thousand words, to me, it was exactly the opposite today. There's just one important requirement when you visit: you have to be able to understand Dutch, as all of the handwritten notes, audio comments (by people who survived Westerbork), official documentation (deportation instructions) are in Dutch. Those are things that simply cannot be translated without losing their tremendous impact.
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