ORIGINAL ROLL CALL / APPEL BELL
During World War II there was a belfry with this roll call / appeal bell in Camp Amersfoort.
The roll call / appeal bell was sounded several times a day. The prisoners then had to stand still and were given commands they had to obey. Such roll calls/ appels could take hours.
At the demolition of the camp in 1968 the bell was preserved and now stands on the memorial site. The bell is now sounded twice a year, on 19 April, the day that control of the camp was handed over to the Red Cross and on 4 May, the national rememberance day.
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- Text: TracesOfWar
- Photos: Paul Wareman