Het Oorlogsdagboek van Mej. P Dozy over de periode 29 Mei 9 Juli 1943 Slot

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they had to leave them for the night in the hands of the blockelder who locked them in for thee night. To bed at nine, many went earlier. They mostly slept all right. He made a drawing for me of the map of the camp.
1) The first of may only two nsb-peasants delivered their milk, the factory/diary said it was not worth while to set the machinery to work. A boat and a milkcar were upset, the other boats brought to the lake, at a good distance. Then R. warned the housewives he would not send out the bread, etc. for fear of it being thrown away, people who wanted it should come and fetch it and so they did. Still the traitor phoned to Steenwijk he was striking and when they came to fetch him, his shop was full of people. Nevertheless they toke him and poor mister M. also. The two had a warning and could have escaped, but did not want to. But for a second time ..... The good Fish, our friend, was wheeping when he had to bring mister M. away. They were put in a big car, people from Kampen, Dalfsen, Zwolle were also put in it. Straighways{?}, when the car was full, they were brought to V. Coming in the camp they had to strip naked and put the camp-clothing on. Thin and most often torn, buttons failing. They put off their personality and became a number, only a number that suffers. They told them many times: you will be delivered soon, on such a day and when the day came and no delivery, the poor fellows that had belieeved in those words, mostly broke down. A fine way to put nerves to pieces, a fine devilish way.
A german docter had to decide wether they were ill enough to go to hospital; when he permitted it they were
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near dying. In hospital they were well of, treated by dutch docters, prisoners, who did for them all they could.
When the call came: those from Overijssel will be set free and have to step out, there stepped many more out than were on the list, though there were 3 different sorts of lists, for the administration was all in disorder.
One did not answer his name, he was to the hospital. Someone asked the administrator to look for him, he was not in his books. Perhaps he is already dead and burned! Someone made the tour of the hospital and put his head into every window, calling and at last the man was found!
The bible that was found: This is forbidden, you are not for pleasure here!

{In de marge: A few books of Evans hidden in the barrack. Some people smuggled a bible in. The bible that was tossed in the air.}

From the camp they were straightways brought, by feet, to the station. The people in the street furious and raging. It was the day before Pentecost, trains full, but the sitting people got

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up: for those from V. and gave them things to eat. In the train the feeling of freedom, no jailers. In St.w. for a fortnight there always had been a sentinel at the station, and now it was the driver of a motor-car. "Just wait a moment, till I have warned the boss to get the car ready."
Gained in the first weeks four pounds. "I did not want to see people and say to everybody I promised not to tell anything; I want every day in my boat and passed the whole day on the water. I did not want to talk to people, but I wanted the free air and the water and the marshland around me. At first I could not even put myself to painting; the first thing I made was a copy." A copy of boats on a river. Since he made some very fine things, flowers that were simply splendid.

 


[1] Deze alinea speelt kennelijk niet in kamp Vught. P.S.

 

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