Taken to Rouveen

Amsterdam, The start of the war
25 april 1942

At Amstelstation the fascists jeered at us and had placards that read: ‘finally those nasty Jews are leaving’.

On 25 April 1942, 486 Jewish men left from Amstelstation to various labor camps in the provinces of Overijssel and Drenthe. The Dutch Railways cooperated with the transports. On 20 May 1942, the Dutch Railways announced officially that the staff had to cooperate with the new rulers in order to keep up the standard services for the public and for business.