On Sunday, October 25th, 2015, we
visited the exhibition Sobibor, the memory of the land.
Archaeological work at the site of the former Nazi death camp at
Sobibor in the years 2001 - 2014. The exhibition shows the
results of archaeological research on the site of the former
Nazi death camp Sobibor in Poland. Lies Caransa-Dog tells about
the discovery of the badge of her nephew murdered in Sobibor
Deddie Bag. Ivar Schute as archaeologist involved in excavations
in Westerbork and Sobibor.
Between 1942 and 1945, from 107 000 Netherlands Jews, Sinti and
Roma in the Netherlands transported to concentration and
extermination camps. Most people were deported to Auschwitz and
Sobibor. From Westerbork to Sobibor left there 34 313 people,
only 18 of them returned. Three of them are still alive.
The exhibition Sobibor - The memory of the soil shows the
importance of archaeological research can be at a historic place
like Sobibor in Poland. After the rebellion of the prisoners on
October 14, 1943, the SS decided this camp focused on destroying
the ground to make the same: to be obliterated all traces of the
murder of 160,000 Jews certainly. Thanks to the memories of
survivors and a single document, there was knowledge about
Sobibor, but always there remained questions and uncertainties.
Thanks to research in the archaeological record, particularly in
recent years, has become much more well known and there are
proofs about the deadly operation of this terrible place.