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Around the outbreak of the Second World War the Jewish community of Rotterdam numbering approximately 13,000 members was the third largest after Amsterdam and The Hague. However, by 1941 some 2,000 thousand Jews had left (amongst other inhabitants) as a result of the bombing of the city on May 14, 1940. In addition, a large number of Jewish refugees had been forced to leave mainly for Westerbork which served as a refugee camp at that time.
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The map is a reconstruction of the transport route but due to a lack of sources in some cases it may not be fully accurate

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