On 23 January 2015, artist Ralph Prins passed away at the age of 88. Prins is particularly famous for the design of the National Monument Kamp Westerbork. Prins, himself a Jew, was also in the concentration camp from 1943. After World War II he studied at several art schools, and in 1960 became a teacher at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Besides the monument at Kamp Westerbork, Prins designed war monuments for Amsterdam, Apeldoorn, Barneveld, Borne, Coevorden, Gouda and Strijen.