Expo Kazerne Dossin: Auschwitz.camp
24/10/2019 - 25/06/2020
Images of barbed wire, maltreatment and mass murder have turned the Polish city into the symbol of the Holocaust. But when looking behind that horror image, you can find a story with many layers. That unknown history of the city and the camp is the subject of this exhibition.
Auschwitz was part of a German colonisation project and a ‘Drive to the East’. In their search for Lebensraum, the SS wanted to develop an enormous area, with Auschwitz as the central metropolis.While the detainees constantly lived in conditions that were a danger to life, the guards took time to relax and to have fun. Two exceptional photo albums show a stark contrast.
Why didn’t the Allies bomb Auschwitz? Was there ever any resistance in the camp? And how was the site treated after its liberation? With a historical magnifying glass, we take a closer look at the unknown layers of this complex story.
Goswin de Stassartstraat 153, 2800 Mechelen
14/10/2019 - 25/06/2020
Monday, tuesday, thursday & friday: 9u - 17u
Saturday & sunday: 9u30 - 17u
Closed on wedensdays.
Adults: € 9
Youngsters -21: € 4
Combi with permant exhibition: € 16
Groups(15-20 pers.): € 7,50
Guide (optional & to reserve): € 50
More info here.