Last week I sang in a place where I would never have expected to have heard music. Camp Westerbork, in the Netherlands, was a Nazi transit camp during the Second World War. Over 97,000 people passed through Camp Westerbork. Almost all of them were transported to Auschwitz and Sobibor.
Singing there was intense. When the recordings are released you will see why. It is a deeply tragic story. The recordings were for an episode in a series of mini-documentaries to make the 75th anniversary of the Dutch War Graves Commission, presented by Lisa Wade, with IDTV.
They document the lives of Dutch people during the Second World War. The series, “Lang Zouden Ze Leven” can be seen on the website of the Dutch War Graves Commission.