Amersfoort concentration camp (Dutch: Kamp
Amersfoort, German: Durchgangslager Amersfoort) was a Nazi concentration
camp in Amersfoort in the Netherlands. The official name was "Polizeiliches
Durchgangslager Amersfoort", P.D.A. or Police Transitcamp Amersfoort.
During the years of 1941 to 1945, over 35,000 prisoners were kept here.
The camp was situated in the southern part of Amersfoort, on the city
limit between Amersfoort and Leusden in central Netherlands.Kamp
Amersfoort in 1939 still was a complex of barracks that supported army
artillery exercises on the nearby Leusderheide. From 1941 onwards, it
didn't merely function as a transit camp, as the name suggests. The
terms "penal camp" or "work camp" would also be fitting. During the
existence of the camp many prisoners were put to work in kommandos. In
total around 37,000 prisoners were registered at Amersfoort. To get to
the camp, prisoners had to walk from the railyard through the city and
through residential neighborhoods.On 10 October 2009 I visited
Amersfoort concentration camp with members of
Since 2000 a national monument.