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Fort bij Rhijnauwen

The Rhijnauwen fort was built from 1867 to 1869 and was the largest fortress of the New Dutch Waterline. Before the Second World War, the fort was expanded with a G-casemate and several group shelters. In 1914-1918 and 1939-1940, the fort was mobilized.

The Germans used the fort as a munitions depot and from 1942 as a place of execution. Between 250 and 500 people are killed at the fort, including many Belgians. They were buried in nameless graves on unknown places by a NSB undertaker. Only 55 names are known. These are written on a memorial in the fort grounds.

The fort can only be visited by guided tour. Every 4 May, Remembrance Day, is a ceremony at the fort.

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