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Belgium's Kazerne Dossin Online Exhibit #holocaust #announcements #photographs #records


Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

Due to the pandemic opportunities to travel and visit the museum have been reduced, and Kazerne Dossin has opened up more of their collection online.

 

The most visited temporary exhibit at Kazerne Dossin is their Auschwitz camp exhibit. It may be viewed at:

https://auschwitz.camp/en/ .       In addition to English, the exhibit is available in French and Dutch. In Kazerne Dossin (Mechelen, Belgium) the exhibit was presented from 24 October 2019 to 6 September 2020. If you click on any of the icons they will open with a photograph and more information about that part of the site.

 

Kazerne Dossin is a memorial, museum and research center on Holocaust and Human Rights. On the site of the museum between 1942 and 1944. the Nazis used the Dossin barracks in Mechelen as a transit camp from where 26,000 Jews, Roma and Sinti were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau by means of 28 train-transports. Only about 5 % of the deported survived.  The Memorial website offers the opportunity to view portraits of deportees and publishes stories on those deported.

 

To visit the website go to: https://kazernedossin.memorial/remember/memoriaal/?lang=en

 

The online exhibit is made possible by a generous support from the Claims Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (http://www.claimscon.org/)

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

 

Due to the pandemic opportunities to travel and visit the museum have been reduced, and Kazerne Dossin has opened up more of their collection online.

 

The most visited temporary exhibit at Kazerne Dossin is their Auschwitz camp exhibit. It may be viewed at: https://auschwitz.camp/en/

In addition to English, the exhibit is available in French and Dutch. In Kazerne Dossin (Mechelen, Belgium) the exhibit was presented from 24 October 2019 to 6 September 2020.

 

If you click on any of the icons they will open with a photograph and more information about that part of the site.

 

Kazerne Dossin is a memorial, museum and research center on Holocaust and Human Rights. On the site of the museum between 1942 and 1944. the Nazis used the Dossin barracks

 

in Mechelen as a transit camp from where 26,000 Jews, Roma and Sinti were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau by means of 28 train-transports. Only about 5 % of the deported survived.  

The Memorial website offers the opportunity to view portraits of deportees and publishes stories on those deported.

 

To visit the website go to: https://kazernedossin.memorial/remember/memoriaal/?lang=en

 

The online exhibit is made possible by a generous support from the Claims Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (http://www.claimscon.org/)

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Steven Turner
 

Very interesting. The transit camp at Mechelen was a place where many of our Galitzianer ancestors who had resettled in Western Europe were then shipped back east to be murdered. The link to the Auschwitz camp exhibit is broken. Please provide a new link.

Thank you.

Steven S. Turner
President, Gesher Galicia


Jeff.Kutcher@...
 

I can highly recommend a visit  Kazerne Dossin (pandemic permitting) or of course online in the meantime.  They keep alive an important part of the history of the Holocaust which some may be unaware of. They were (and still are) extremely helpful with my research on a branch of my family that emigrated to Belgium in the 1920s from Poland, who like so many more were seeking a better life away from poverty and antisemitism.  

Jeff Kutcher