(c) Stijn Bollaert
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.
- The museum and memorial are open: everyday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The museum and museum are closed: on Wednesday, Christmas, New Year's Day and on Jewish holidays (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: 5th and 6th of september 2013 and 14th of september 20113)
- Tickets and prices: a ticket for Kazerne Dossin allows you to visit both the permanent and temporary exhibitions at the museum. You can visit the Memorial in the old barracks free of charge.