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Kazerne Dossin

Kazerne Dossin is a very special place of remembrance for Belgium. As 'SS Sammellager Mecheln', the Dossin barracks was a waitingroom for death for more than 25,000 Jews and gypsies from Belgium and Northern France during the Second World War.

A brand-new museum has been built to record the historical significance of this place for present and future generations and to illustrate themes like racism, exclusion and human rights. The combination of the human rights theme and the historical story of the Holocaust in Belgium makes Kazerne Dossin a project of European interest. The new museum was designed by leading architect and former Flemish Government Architect bOb Van Reeth.Star photographer Denis Rouvre, three-time winner of the World Press Photo Award, is well-known for his portraits of the glamour world. The contrast with his latest project Unsung Heroes could hardly be greater. In collaboration with Doctors of the World, the photographer spent a year travelling the world in search of invisible heroines. The exhibition is an ode to women who put up a daily struggle for more justice, equality and dignity. 


 

Opening hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday closed
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
closed
  • 25 December 2020
  • 1 January 2021
  • 30 September 2020
  • 1 October 2020
  • 9 October 2020

Groups

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday closed
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
closed
  • 25 December 2020
  • 1 January 2021
  • 30 September 2020
  • 1 October 2020
  • 9 October 2020

School groups

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday closed
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
closed
  • 25 December 2020
  • 1 January 2021
  • 30 September 2020
  • 1 October 2020
  • 9 October 2020

Price

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Where?

Goswin de Stassartstraat 153, Mechelen