Musee du Souvenir 40-45

Musee du Souvenir 40-45, Perwez

Musee du Souvenir 40-45
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This private museum is located in the beautiful village of Malèves (city of Perwez) in the former stables of the family farm. It presents the history of the World War II in the Perwez area. The periods of the 1940 invasion, the occupation and the 1944 liberation are presented as seen on a local scale. The collection consists of several thousand objects as well as more than forty mannequins arranged in little scenes in order to place the material in the context of the war period. Civilian objects also adds to this material to remember the difficulties endured by them during the last world war. Showcases are also visible to submit documents and small antique artefacts. Pictures documents and archive movies complete the visit.
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LeAnne T
Halton Hills, Canada25 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
This private museum is off the beaten track but well worth the visit. It is crammed full of artifacts from 1940 -45, some in cases, some in situational vignettes. Descriptions are in French but Benjamin, the owner and collector, speaks fluent English. The occupation of Perwez by Germany and the liberation by the American 8th army is well covered. One gets a real sense of what this was like for ordinary Belgians as well as for the soldiers. The story of the Belgian Resistance is also told. If you are the offspring of a WWII army veteran you should go to this museum. You will see things that were part of the every day life of any soldier. Benjamin is a great story teller and can give you the background of many of the artifacts. When you leave, you will find it was 4€ well spent.
Written June 4, 2016
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Thanks LeAnne. It was a pleasure to welcome you ! Thanks for the publicity about the museum. Best regards. Benjamin
Written June 7, 2016
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