Mentioning a name is a respectful gesture to commemorate, never to forget. The names of the 25,484 Jews and 352 gypsies that were deported in 28 consecutive transports from the Dossin barracks in 1942-1944 can be heard from the 28 loudspeakers in the cellar. All these names are read in the sequence of their transport number by pupils from 17 schools in Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia. Mentioning their names not only breaches the anonymity of the victims but it also goes against the ultimate goal of the Nazis: the ‘Vernichtung’ (English: Extermination), annihilation that would leave no traces.
 
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