NATIONAL MONUMENT KAMP AMERSFOORT FOUNDATION

National Monument Kamp Amersfoort Foundation, Loes van Overeemlaan 19, 3832 RZ Leusden.
Telephone: (033) 461-3129, Email: info@kampamersfoort.nl

Registered with the Chamber of Commerce of Gooi- en Eemland: 32079321
Bank account: NL65RABO0112877591, BIC RABONL2U, Public Benefit Organization (ANBI) (RSIN 8163.52.276)

Establishing the Foundation

The National Monument Kamp Amersfoort Foundation was established on 28 March 2000. Its objective is to protect the remains of the camp and to provide information. The initiative to establish the foundation came from a former prisoner, Gerrit Kleinveld and a representative of the second generation, Cees Biezeveld.

Goal

The foundation wishes to preserve and protect the remains of the camp and to promote the use of the National Monument Kamp Amersfoort in accordance with this goal. The foundation aims to:

–     Allocate the grounds of the former Kamp Amersfoort (the Prison Camp) as a place of remembrance, commemoration and reflection, in addition to keeping alive the memory of all those who were imprisoned there due to the occupation measures of the Nazi regime, whereby attention will be paid to the interaction between the camp and the outside world.

–    On the grounds or in the immediate vicinity of the former camp, provide information regarding the historical and current significance.

Board of directors

The board of directors of Stichting NMKA comprises the following members:

Lgen b.d. A. P. P. M. (Ad) van Baal, Chairperson

Ir. T. E. J. (Theo) Joosten, Secretary

Drs. E. H. (Edmond) Wellenstein, Treasurer

Drs. R. H. (René) Cuperus, Board Member

Ir. R. G. (Renko) Campen, Board Member

F.D. (Fleur) de Beaufort MA, Board Member

Drs. A. (Alex) Engbers, qq. Board Member

Who’s who

The daily running of Kamp Amerfoort is in the hands of a small team of employed staff and a large number of volunteers.

Below are the names, positions and email addresses of our staff. They may also be reached on the general telephone number, (033) 4613129.

Director Willemien Meershoek: willemien@kampamersfoort.nl

Education: Carla Huisman: carla@kampamersfoort.nl

Office Manager: Diana Penders: diana@kampamersfoort.nl

Caretaker: Eddy van der Pluijm: eddy@kampamersfoort.nl

Groundskeeper: Jan Pieter Venema: jan@kampamersfoort.nl

Communication: Pascalle Kaljé: pascalle@kampamersfoort.nl

Logo

Jacques Kopinsky, former prisoner of Kamp Amersfoort and known for his drawings, made several drawings especially for the commemoration on 18 April 2000 and for the foundation. A logo for the foundation was developed from two drawings. Graphic designer and sculptor, Ralph Prins, advised on the logo free of charge. The rose surrounded by barbed wire recalls the “Rose Garden”, an aspect specific to the memory of Kamp Amersfoort. The rose pierces the barbed wire.

Jacques Kopinsky passed away on Saturday, 11 January 2003 at the age of 79.

In 2015 the logo underwent a re-styling, which will take it through a number of years. The re-styling was done by the graphic design studio Concreet geeft vorm in Amersfoort.

Cooperation

The National Monument Kamp Amersfoort Foundation works closely with the Eemland Archive, Amersfoort Guild, Flehite Museum and the Russian Field of Honor Foundation.

The Eemland Archive manages the documentation collection of the Foundation. The Eemland Archive also manages the archives of the municipalities of Amersfoort, Baarn, Bunschoten, Eemnes, Leusden, Renswoude, Soest and Woudenberg and the Vallei & Em District Water Board. The Eemland Archive is also the documentation center for the National Monument Kamp Amersfoort Foundation. The archive supervises approx. 3.5 km of archives, an image collection of 40,000 photographs, a substantial collection of maps, a growing audiovisual collection and a rich historical library. Use of this large collection of cultural and historical sources on the history of Eemland is free.

The Flehite Museum has several pieces from the camp in its collection. The museum is located in the historical center of the city of Amersfoort. Temporary exhibitions covering a diversity of topics are regularly organized.

Since August 1998, the Kamp Amersfoort guides have been providing regular tours through the grounds of the former camp. Cooperation with the Amersfoort Guild remains intact. The Guild is an organization which wishes to transfer knowledge and experience to a wide social audience informally and free of charge.

The objective of the Russian Field of Honor Foundation is to investigate the fate of the 865 soldiers from the former Soviet Union who are buried in the Russian Field of Honor in Leusden, trace their surviving relatives, make it possible for those relatives to visit the grave and to keep the memory of the soldiers alive.

Cooperation with these groups makes it possible to satisfy the growing demand for information.

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