I think there must be more than just me, survivors of the W.W.3. The problem is that if they live in the netherlands, they still have to cope with the "sting" of being seen as concentraitioncamp guards. Also many of my fellow octagonarians, are not very computer savy
. In realtY the Kamp Amersfoort, as well as Vught were under the supervision of the "Grüne Polizei" (SIPO), and the SD (sicherheits dienst, who were a part of the Algemeine SS, but dressed in fieldgrey uniforms with SS runes, so they woulld be seen as soldiers, rather than political stormtroopers with almost unlimited power. It also seems that a few were transferred after being wounded irreparably at the Eastern fron, to campguard duties. which would cost them dearly when the war was over.
For example, Amersfoort was "perimeter guarded by the first kompany of the W.B. who also contained the "spielbanzug" who also were under strict orders to stay ???? feet away from the Fence, and were only allowed to man the towers and walk "streifen" AROUND the camp.
They were in therory backed up by the 2nd company ( Ausb.& und Ersatz Ko), who, IF detailed to guard duty, also NEVER were allowede inside or within ????feet of the perimeter.
There WERE a few SS noncoms asigned inside the camp for maintenace duties, as bekleidungs kammer, etc., and some of them have to say it nicely not been the nicest persons to the prisoners. AND a few ( i don't know why) of the Russians (Ukranians) of the first company. I think that they were there to act as contacts with the russian part of the "häftlings", ( I have no idea who or what they (the russian prisoners) were).
Interestingly many of the "jobs" inside the camp were performed by prisoners themselves, who had their own hierarchy of rank and status, and without whose help the camp could not have been run as well (or as bad) as it was.
But that seems to have been the norm with all the camps, where those who got there first had seniority, knew all the tricks and commanded the best jobs.
Back to the survivors of WB3: i wonder if someone would put an ad in some local papers, to ask for cooperation for making a documentary, if some of the old ss men would come out of their closets.
Anyway, if and when my "book" ever gets published (it's in English) you may fins some titbits that I at present overlooked.
Success with the video.
HaEn. (my initials pronounced in Dutch)