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Fort Breendonk

Belgium has not been spared the horror of Nazism and its concentration camps. The fortress of Breendonk is a moving and striking example. It is one of the best conserved camps in Europe.

The fortress has been renovated with the utmost respect for the historical truth. During the gripping visit you will discover the yard where the prisoners had to pass their days in forced hard labour, the torture room, the showers, the execution spot, the prisoners cells....

During your visit you will be guided by the most advanced museological means, i.e. audio-guides, original audio-visual testimonies of old prisoners, motion pictures and huge pictures. You will be immersed in the life of the detainees, a life in the grip of the SS.

At the end of your visit some rooms will provide you with more information on this dark page of our Belgian history. A prisoners' portrait gallery: Breendonk as part of the huge Nazi machinery of terror and the fortress after the liberation.

Note: Breendonk also has a history in the First World War. This can be seen for instance in the World War One memorial.

For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.

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