In October 1939, the Dutch government started to concentrate Jewish refugees who had fled from Nazi Germany in the Westerbork camp in the east Netherlands. During the period of the Nazi occupation, Westerbork was a detainment camp for Jews throughout the Netherlands. From summer 1942 to September 1944, the Germans deported some 100,000 Jews from Westerbork to concentration and extermination camps in eastern Europe.
Sunday to Thursday: 09:00-17:00
Fridays and Holiday eves: 09:00-14:00
Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.
Entrance to the Holocaust History Museum is not permitted for children under the age of 10. Babies in strollers or carriers will not be permitted to enter.