Bread rations

Camp Westerbork
3 oktober – 2 november 1942

There was a lot of stealing. They weren’t thieves, but they took more than they were entitled to.

There was a strict discipline in the camp; at the smallest offense you were transferred to the punishment barracks where you had to do heavy work and – even worse – had a greater chance of being deported. Prisoners who violated camp regulations could also be transferred to the punishment unit. Male “punishment cases” were shaved bald and had to wear recognizable clothing. In addition, Jews who had been in hiding in the Netherlands and had been picked up landed in the punishment barracks.