On 21st May 1941, the Nazis opened the Natzweiler concentration camp in a place called Natzwiller, France (also Natzweiler).
Nearly 52,000 people from all over Europe were deported to this camp or to one of its annexes. 22,000 of them never returned. From the Netherlands 590 people were deported to this camp, 280 of them died in the camp.
On the 23rd November 1944, Allied Forces discovered the camp, abandoned by the Nazis in September 1944.
For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.
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- Text: STIWOT
- Photos: Lennard Bolijn