Breendonk Memorial

2020-03-13 ... 2020-04-03

On Thursday 12 March the National Security Council and the federal government took additional measures in an effort to curb the corona virus pandemic (COVID-19) in our country. Among other measures, and as a sanitary precaution, gatherings in confined spaces are forbidden and “social distance” is recommended.

The War Heritage Institute will therefore be closed to visitors for the next three weeks (through 3 April). This decision with immediate effect is applied to our six sites (i.e.: Royal Military Museum Brussels, Fort Breendonk, Trench of Death Dixmude, Bastogne...

Between september 1940 and September 1944, more than 3.600 prisoners were held at Breendonk. Fort Breendonk, one of the best-preserved concentration camps in Europe, symbolizes the suffering and death of all victims claimed by Nazism.

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