Reading of the 102,000 Names

Right now, in a small forgotten corner of The Netherlands, people are gathering and reading the names of the 102,000 people who were deported from Holland and murdered at the hands of the Nazis.

Please spend a few minutes on the live stream and listen. You don’t have to understand Dutch to appreciate the enormity of the project and, more importantly, the destruction that occurred 70 years ago. The names are being read alphabetically followed by each person’s age. The names are read day and night by many volunteers. They started reading on Thursday January 22, 2015 and expect to finish on the afternoon of Tuesday January 27, 2015.

If you want to hear a particular name you can look at the schedule on the website under the word Leestijden.

Thank you Westerbork for not forgetting the lost.

2 thoughts on “Reading of the 102,000 Names

  1. imrozzy says:

    Heidi, Thank you for sharing this .. and for me who still remembers Yiddish I can understand how old each person was, and Yes.. so many young people…
    Thank you Holland for remembering them . I have shared this on Facebook !!! I would love to share this with the world…

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