Kazerne Dossin reopens

We have great pleasure in inviting you back to Kazerne Dossin. Both the museum and the remodelled memorial reopen on Friday December 11. Numerous measures have been put in place to ensure that your visit is pleasant as well as safe.  

Watch the online portrait ceremony here

In 2020, Kazerne Dossin received and identified 281 new portraits of Holocaust victims who were deported from Mechelen. Due to Covid measures and travel restrictions, the annual commemoration ceremony is held online.

Temporary exhibition Paul Celan postponed

We regret to inform you that, in light of the new measures regarding the coronavirus, we were forced to postpone our next guest exhibition The Meridian of the Heart. A visual journey through poems by Paul Celan. The exhibition, by artist Jan Mulder, was set to open on 12 November 2020 en would run until 20 January 2021. A new date for the exhibition has not been set yet.


Kazerne Dossin is honoured to present to you twelve extraordinary and original poster on antisemitism. Through this selection of posters from the ‘Arthur Langerman Collection’, visitors will discover the different anti-Semitism themes and conceptions of the ‘30s to ‘40s in Europe.


History of Transport XX – from Dossin to Auschwitz-Birkenau

Three months of continuous manhunts preceded the actual departure of Transport XX. The first registrations began on 16th January and on 17th April 1943, just two days prior to departure, the deportation list was finished. The list contained 1.631 Jews regardless of gender, age or health state. One in five deportees were children under the age of 15 years.


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