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Holocaust survivor launched walking route for remembrance

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BUSSUM Ė Holocaust survivor Ernst Verduin continues to share his recollections of the war years, when he, aged 18, was shipped from Amsterdam to Westerbork, and then to the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. To tell his story, Verduin will go everywhere they are willing to hear him, including German audiences. Still very active at age 84, Verduinís latest effort at remembrance is a walking route connecting Amsterdamís Hollandse Schouwburg deportation point with Kamp Westerbork, which the Naziís used as their main Dutch staging ground for shipment to the death camps in the east. The walking route distance offers people time to reflect on the horrors Jewish countrymen experienced as they journeyed in sub-human conditions to their death.