Last Friday I visited a large Jewish cemetery in Diemen, a suburb of
is hidden between a highway and a railroad. Although I have been working in Diemen for 10 years now I
didn’t know about this cemetery. I coincidentally read about it in this
photographer’s blog. Amsterdam. It
A lot of the gravestones show WWII dates, also about 400 funerary urns from the Dutch concentration camp at Westerbork have been placed in Diemen. Between the years 1943-1945, under pressure of circumstances, about 529 Jews were cremated in Westerbork. Cremation is quite unusual in Judaism.
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