Wednesday, January 22, 2014

We walked from the canal the 3km to the old fortified village of Bourtange, saved from dereliction in the 60's and now a popular tourist attraction. Like many towns and villages, it has a memorial to the surprisingly large Jewish population, more than 40, who were taken away by the Nazis, only 5 survived. Many of the towns in this part of the Netherlands have brass plaques set into the pavement outside shops and houses with the names and ages of families who had lived there, which concentration camp they had been taken to and when they had died.

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