This is a picture of a Jewish ghetto in Amsterdam in during World War II. The wire fence shown separated them from the rest of society; the creation of Jewish ghettos was one of the ways Hitler made future concentration camps seem more normal.
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June 1942. A hectic crowd on a platform near a departing train at the Centraal Station in Amsterdam with presumably Jews who were forced to work in national labor camps. A police officer on horseback monitors the crowd. Photo Stadsarchief Amsterdam / Bart de Kok. #amsterdam #worldwar2 #1942 #CentraalStation
A German soldier is attacked by a group of Dutch civilians and members of the Dutch Resistance on the Rokin in Amsterdam during the liberation of the city from the German garrison as the Canadian Army rolled into the city.
On Sunday 20 June 1943 the last remaining Jews in South Amsterdam and parts of East Amsterdam were rounded up. They were gathered on this square among others, before being transported by train to Westerbork transit camp. In total, 5542 Jews were rounded u