Sobibor exhibition in Wageningen

Today, in the central hall of the Hof van Wageningen opened an exhibition on the German extermination camp Sobibor. The arrangement is decorated in recent days by two Polish researchers and lasts until May 18th. In recent years, they and their team found 30,000 items. Photos which are shown on different panels. Also read the testimonies of inmates and the guards.

In Sobibor between March 1942 and October 1943 killed more than 34,000 Dutch Jews. Thirty-three of them were from Wageningen and surroundings. Their names were read by the commissioner of the king Clemens Cornielje *, Mayor Geert van Rumond and board member of Jewish Heritage Foundation Wageningen Jaap Meijer. There may be as many as 200,000 Jewish people from different countries were killed in the extermination camp. Shortly after the escape of some prisoners, the Nazis made the camp to the ground.

Jules Schelvis, one of the eighteen Dutch survivors of the extermination camp Sobibor and founder of the Foundation is deceased on April 3 this year. He was transferred to his wife Rachel on June 1, 1943 with 3,000 others from Westerbork to the Sobibor extermination camp. Haddock was the only one of this transport who survived the war.

Photo: Left Researcher Dr. Marek Bem explains Commissioner King Clemens Cornielje. The province of Gelderland has a Polish Lublin province partnered with Sobibor near the border with Ukraine.