Today, exactly 63 years ago, Konzentrationslager Auschwitz-Birkenau (Concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz) was liberated by the allies. About 1.1 million people were killed there, 90% Jews from Europe. 9 days earlier, the Nazi’s started to evacuate the camp’s 60.000 prisoners and had destroyed the gas chambers. 15.000 of them died during transport.

About 107.000 people of my country were sent to concentration camps on a total of 93 cattle trains, all through the deportation camp Westerbork. Of those 107.000, about 5.200 returned.