Christophe Busch, general director

  • Christophe Busch (°1977) is Master (and aggregate) in Criminology (University of Ghent) and Master of Holocaust and Genocide Studies (University of Amsterdam).
  • Currently he is finalizing his PhD  research on perpetrator behavior during collective violence at the University of Amsterdam and follows Terrorism Studies at the University of St Andrews.
  • In 2001 he started working as a criminologist in the newly established forensic psychiatric institutions for the treatment of medium risk offenders. Later he coordinated the devopment of the forensic care circuit at that hospital and initiated a network of forensic experts in the field.
  • In late 2012, he moved to Dossin barracks where he was appointed in January 2013 as managing director and general Director in July 2016.
  • He was founder and president of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education in 2007 and initiated in 2015 UFUNGU, a network organization of experts on radicalisation & Polarisation. (
  • He is a board member of the Peace Centre Antwerp and a member of the Belgian delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).
  • He is the chairman of the advisory expert group on radicalization of the Flemisch department of Education and Welfare
  • In the  Peace House of the City of Ghent, he was the curator of the temporary exhibitions: Nacht und Nebel (1996) Furor Teutonicus, the realm of thoughtlessness (1999), Genocide in Darfur, about knowing and conscience (2004-2005) and (2008-2011).
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Veerle Vandendaelen, deputy general director and curator

  • Veerle Vanden Daelen holds  a PhD from the University of Antwerp. Her doctoral research focussed on the return of Jews and reconstruction of their life in Antwerp after the Second World War (1944-1960). 
  • She held fellowships at the University of Michigan (Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, 2007-2008 fellowship "Jews and the City") and at the University of Pennsylvania (Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies,2008-2009 fellowship " Jews, Commerce, and Culture ").
  • She is coordinator of the work package "Data Identification and Integration" for the project European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI).
  • She is  affiliated with the University of Antwerp, where she has taught "Migration History", "Jewish History" and other classes and where she organizes, together with Karin Hofmeester, the annual "Contact Day Jewish Studies on the Low Countries" at the Institute of Jewish Studies.
  • Veerle is also a member of the Belgian delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).