A view of the Breendonk internment camp. Breendonk, Belgium, postwar. [LCID: 41204]

The Breendonk camp

A postwar photograph of the Breendonk internment camp in Belgium.

In August 1940, the Germans, who had occupied Belgium in May of that year, turned the fortress into a detention camp.


  • YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York

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