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Vught – Death card of Petrus Lambertus Jansen

This death card belonged to Petrus Lambertus Jansen.
Petrus was born on June 25, 1913 in Renkum and during the war he was arrested for illegal slaughter.
Immediately after his arrest, Petrus is taken from the Wageningen police station to camp Amersfoort.
In the beginning of 1943 he was transferred to camp Vught.
He died on February 22, 1943.

Concentration camp Vught (Konzentrationslager Herzogenbusch)

On January 13, 1943, camp Vught (Konzentrationslager Herzogenbusch) was inaugurated.
The first camp commander was SS-Hauptsturmführer Karl Chmielewski.
When the first prisoners arrived, the camp was not yet fully built and they had to finish it.
A maximum of 15,000 people could stay in camp Vught and a total of 31,000 stayed during the war.
Camp Vught was liberated on October 26, 1944 by the Allies and at that time not a single prisoner was present.
During the war, 749 prisoners were murdered in camp Vught.