This Former SS Commander's Home Has Been Preserved Using a Glass Case

By: Ady Floyd - Oct 7, 2015
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Dutch studio Oving Architecten created the glass case that now covers the former home of an SS commander at a Nazi concentration camp in Westerbork. The site has been designated a memorial site for the second world war. The home will be preserved and protected beneath the glass case.

The site resembles a still snow globe that is forever protected. The ultimate goal for the heavy duty preservation is to act as a protector of the home as well as an educational tool during events. The container is made of glass and steel, which can be entered by guests from a back entrance.

The house beneath the glass was built in the 1930s and was used for numerous activities during the war. In the hopes to maintain the monumental significance of this home, the glass casing will remain as guardian to the house.