Colophon is a constantly evolving site  by publisher  Michel van der Burg .

History of the site

The first faint concept and start, in 2017, of came , when I researched — for documentaries I was working on —  footage of the 1944 Westerbork film made by the German-Jewish filmmaker  Rudolf Breslauer — documenting the everyday life in the Westerbork transit camp , and the deportations. That girl in the film wearing a head scarf looking out of the freight train wagon in Westerbork made me further study the discovery of her name Settela Steinbach and story by the dutch research journalist Aad Wagenaar.  However , I kept this site dormant and private until May 19, 2019 – 75 years after the deportation of Settela Steinbach. 

Current focus

The focus of this ‘Settela’ site currently is primarily on the Westerbork Film – the history, meaning and use of the film as a document and as footage in other media and different contexts with topics such as appropriation.

Further culture and fate of Settela, Sinti and Roma, and the Holocaust and – to a lesser extent – World War II in Holland, are expected to be addressed on this site -a site in constant development.

Copyright notice

This website “” and its content is © copyright of Michel van der Burg – All rights reserved .

Unless otherwise expressly stated, all original materials contained on this site ( are protected by copyright law and may not be re-used without the prior written (email) permission of Michel van der Burg , or in the case of third party materials, the party credited as the provider of that content.

You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content.

License service – Policy using content

You need prior written (email) permission by me for using any material from this site and the affiliated ‘social’ sites/pages I created for use as sources.

Even though I have “All rights reserved” beforehand for all content at this site , please do not hesitate to contact me using the contact form at this page to ask for a creative commons license if you are interested in re-using any of my content – because I generally will be happy to do so for most of the content – including supplying original high quality materials if needed.


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