Kazerne Dossin

Memorial, museum and documentation centre about the holocaust and human rights in Mechelen.

Kazerne Dossin is a former Belgian barrack in Mechelen. The barracks were used by the German occupier during the Second World War as a transit camp to transport Jews and gypsies to Auschwitz. Currently, the site is integrated into the Memoir, Museum and Documentation Center on the Holocaust and Human Rights.

The Kazerne Dossin Association was founded in 2008. The foundation was the result of cooperation between the Flemish Community, the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance, the province of Antwerp and the city of Mechelen.

On September 4 2012, Flemish Prime Minister Kris Peeters and the Mayor from Mechelen Bart Somers opened a first part of the site, the Memoir. This place of commemoration is located in the front wing of the old Dossin barracks. A few months later, the opening of the new museum was on the other side.

On November 26 2012, Flemish Prime Minister Kris Peeters opened in the presence of Z.M. King Albert II Kazerne Dossin: Memoir, Museum and Documentation Center on the Holocaust and Human Rights.

 

ESTABLISHED

2008

DIRECTOR

Christophe Busch

Location

Mechelen, Belgium

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INTK, collaborators and freelancers responsible for projects developed with Kazerne Dossin.

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Online communication specialist at INTK

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