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Make sure you go across the street

Tribute to the Jews of Belgium who were sent from this old army barracks to various slave camps and... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Nate R
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Sycamore, Illinois
Informative museum

You should visit this museum if you’re interested in WW2 history especially about how the Jews were... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Evelyn1228
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Goswin de Stassartstraat 153, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Tribute to the Jews of Belgium who were sent from this old army barracks to various slave camps and for the grand majority, their death. The newer, taller building hosts art shows, but I found the actual museum across the street much more interesting. You...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

You should visit this museum if you’re interested in WW2 history especially about how the Jews were captured and transported to the concentration camp.

1  Thank Evelyn1228
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

I was in Mechelen whilst my partner was at a business meeting, so I went along to visit this stunning museum. It is the Belgium’s holocaust museum but pays tribute to all those that also fought against the Nazis, like the resistance and political prisoners....More

1  Thank JeffZ1
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

A very detailed museum about the history of Jews before and during the Second World War in Europe and in Belgium

Thank Davide G
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Lots of interesting information. We were impressed to see how open they were about the role Belgians played in the arrest and confinement of the prisoners.

Thank Carter G
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Like the museum a lot . Very nice buliding. The victim photo wall is really touching your heart. The entrance ticket is little bit too much.

Thank Xu T
Reviewed 9 November 2017

As a Jew it was very moving - still is - to visit this museum, which I visited many times already and.... which was constructed as.... Yad Vashem in Jerusalem!!!!! VERY VERY moving was the entrance to the 3 rd floor.... Where.... the camp uniform...More

1  Thank superhadassah1
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

A wonderful exhibition about the horrors of war (WO I), drawings with soldiers, corpses, the differences between generals and footfolk... makes you consider and think about the purpose of war... even these days with what’s going on and different meanings of people! Really worth visiting!...More

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Great museum, full of history of a period in time we'd rather forget. It is set up very efficiently! At the top of the building is a changing exhibition. This one was very interesting as well. Staff is friendly when we went to buy tickets;...More

Thank Debby R
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This modern and well-conceived museum deserves several hours of your time. There are many displays and videos that show what happened to Dutch Jews during World War II. All the exhibits have explanations in Dutch and English.

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Response from Klaartje D | Property representative |
If you get off at Mechelen station (2 km from the museum), take bus number 500 (in the direction of Antwerp-Boom-Rumst), bus number 2 (in the direction of Tivoli) or bus number 5 (in the direction of Tivoli). Get off at the... More
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