Jewish “Hachshara” Camp Slootdorp-Nieuwesluis 1934-1941 ( The Netherlands)

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GOAL: $25,000

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On February 23 rd. , 1934, the “ Foundation Jewish labor” was established in Amsterdam. It was set up for young German and Austian Jews to learn a trade before emigration. The Work Camp was officially opened on October 3, 1934.

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The “Werkdorp” ( Work Camp ) was a training facility ” Hachshara”for Young Jewish Refugees from Germany and Austria were they learnt craftmanships and agriculture before emigrating to ” Palestine” .  Most of the young people went abroad, but not necessarily to Palestine. Until May 1940 about half of the inhabitants went to Palestine, the other half to other countries.
On March 20 rd. , 1941, the Nazis came to the Werkdorp and took 210 of the 300 students to Amsterdam. About 60 students stayed behind in Wieringen, with 10 of the staff.

191 of the young men and women of that group never returned and were murdered mainly in Mauthausen.

A group of  56 young men and women was taken from mauthausen to the Castle of Hartheim in Austria were some of the first experiments were carried out with  gas for mass annihilation.names

The site has had several new users and purposes after the war, with amongst them a training center for Dutch farmers, a university branch of the University of Wageningen, a boarding school, and art exhibition. The building was declared a monument ( A Dutch Heritage Site ) several years ago.

In 2009 it was purchased by a Dutch real Estate developper that intends to place 300 work migrants in and around the monumental building.

The foundation’s vision and plans are to turn the monument into a museum, an exhibition location, a cultural centre with art from WW2 artists, a seminar centre for education about the holocaust, a centre for seminars and training on tolerance, and a laboratory for dynamic biological agriculture.

Also it will serve as a centre for culture and education for the local community with facilities for  presentations, workshops, trainings, movie screening, and art exhibitions.

The site will be included in tours of the area by bus tour operators that originate from Amsterdam and other major cities.

Jewish and Non-Jewish tourists can visit the site as part of a joint program with the Jewish Museum of Amsterdam.

The foundation was set up by members of the Jewish community from Alkmaar  and local neighbours.

Your contribuition will help us towards a mortgage for monuments in Holland or renting the building from the owner untill sufficient funds will be available to purchase the monument.

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Jewish “Hachshara” Camp Slootdorp-Nieuwesluis 1934-1941 ( The Netherlands)

$120   raised
GOAL: $25,000

4

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Foundation for the preservation, purchase, and management of the former Jewish Work Camp in Slootdorp-Nieuwesluis
, Netherlands

Foundation was set up recently by members of the board of the Synagoge in Alkmaar.The members were invited by local neighbors of the site that were worried that this Jewish Heritage site would disappear when turned into a housing project for work migrants.The monument still has several very jewish characteristics like a kosher kitchen, and a room that used to be the synagoge.Soon after that the foundation was set up and the media campaig started.The facebook page attracted more than 1700 likes in 3 weeks.Recently an open day was organized that was attended by a big group of locals, members of the jewish community , media, and local politicians.It has since then had a lot of media attention and its vision and plans are welcomed by all.

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    Sponsors will receive 2 entrance tickets for the museum and exhibition

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    Sponsors will receive 4 entrance tickets for the museum and exhibition.

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    Sponsors will receive 6 entrance tickets for the museum and exhibition. Names will be printed in the Sponsorbook

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    Sponsors will receive 6 entrance tickets for the museum and exhibition. Names will be printed in the Sponsorbook , and a private tour will be given free of charge.

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    Sponsors will receive 6 entrance tickets the museum and exhibition. Names will be printed in the Sponsorbook , a private tour will be given free of charge, and a nameplate will be added to the sponsorwall

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