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.

Elden - Hachshara Huize Voorburg

by Miriam Keesing


Address:  Drielschedijk 1, Elden (now Arnhem)

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After the occupation it was not possible anymore for Alijah students to go to Palestine, and the possibilities of Einzelhachshara were limited because many farmers did not dare to employ a Jewish trainee. That is why the facility in Elden opened its doors in January, 1941. (36)

In the fall of 1942 there were still 40 students, of which 36 were deported by the Nazis. Some of the students were German refugee children.



36.  Frans van der Straaten: Om nooit te vergeten, herinneringen en belevenissen aan/van Palestina pioniers in Nederland, 180