Refugee Homes in NL

As far as I know this is the first comprehensive list of all the facilities where refugee children were housed. The list is complete to the best of my knowledge, even over-complete, as I have chosen to include some facilities that were not especially for refugee children. If you have more information about any of these places, please contact me, I would welcome any additions to this overview.

Amsterdam, Plantage Franschelaan 13

by Miriam Keesing

Now: Henri Polaklaan 13

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Refugees were living here between November 10, 1941 and late 1943.

In March 1941 the Nazis closed the “Werkdorp” in the Wieringermeer. A few weeks later, after having lived with families in Amsterdam, some of the boys who had been taken from there were deported to Mauthausen.

The boys who remained in Amsterdam were eventually housed in this house, that was owned by the Jewish Council. There were only elder boys living here, while some younger siblings were allowed to join them later on. Some of the other former Wieringers were living at Nicolaas Witsenkade 14, another house that was owned by the Jewish Council.


Some boys at the Plantage Franschelaan, courtesy of Hajo Meyer.