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Kazerne Dossin

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Well worth a visit to learn and understand about the holocaust

If you are in Mechelen, the memorial museum is a must see. We brought our kids and it was a very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Belica88
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Memorial museum

This museum does not only remembers the holocaust, but all people who have suffered injustice... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Mechelen, the memorial museum is a must see. We brought our kids and it was a very educational and emotional experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Belica88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum does not only remembers the holocaust, but all people who have suffered injustice. Interactive museum with Many testimonies. Also very good to visit with children.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Danielle V
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Just go! It's emotional but a must. A well laid out museum, detailing the history of the Holocaust deportation camp in Mechelen.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nicholas C
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

This is a museum you must see in Mechelen. It teaches you about the holocaust and how painful it was for millions of families. There you’ll find true evidence about survivors who tell the story from their point of view. There are lots of images...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LenincitoPalacios94
Reviewed 9 September 2018

The curator and museum staff have made this a very worthwhile museum. It doesn't just focus on history's shameful tragedies, but also on places of resistance, making it a place of hope and enlightenment as well as a place of remembrance. (And Mechelen is a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

A stunning museum that tells you the story of deportation, not only of Jews, but of everyone the Nazi's considered as inferior beings or as people who did not fit in the Arien picture. This museum shows you those who were deported and the way...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from nirakram | Reviewed this property |
They were taken to German destruction & work camps, such as Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Bora Bora. Here, if you were healthy you had to work in the most bad circumstances or they went to the gaschambers.
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8 October 2018|
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Response from nirakram | Reviewed this property |
Dear typetalkjane, Kazerne Dossin is open in november from monday to friday from 9h00 till 17h00. ! Closed on wednesday. In weekends open from 9h30 till 17h00. Kind regards
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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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