MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

Belgium

The exhibition Belgium 1940-1945: The Occupation and Deportation to Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Opened in 2006, the exhibition begins with general information on the situation in Belgium from 1940 to 1945, including the political system, the occupation of Belgium by the Germans, the introduction of military rule, the resistance movement, and collaboration.

The next part presents the persecution of the Jews. At the end, there is information about the Breendonk and Malines (Mechelen) camps. This is an introduction to the main part of the exhibition, which covers deportation to Auschwitz.

Next to prewar photographs of the future victims, there is information for each transport about its identifying number, the number of people deported, the number murdered in the gas chambers immediately after arrival and the number sent to the camp, and the number of people who survived. Each transport is described in a separate information panel, which also contains additional information about the deportees.