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“war makes bad people monsters.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fort Breendonk

Fort Breendonk
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Breendonk
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Brussels, Belgium
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143 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“war makes bad people monsters.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

I may say I'm very familar with the WWII history. But this visit is wurth hunderd books. It makes you see, feel, smell what repression means. It tells the story what man can do a man. when leaving, nowbody of our folks could bring out a word. No place for children.

Visited October 2011
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Houston, Texas
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105 reviews
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“A Must see historical war crime museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

I got goosebumps walking in the torture chamber that were used to torture the prisoners. It is so sad reading and hearing the history that happened not very long ago. Highly recommended to anyone who want to learn a bit about what actually happened at these concentration camps.

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antwerp
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59 reviews
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“This memorial will leave a mark on you”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

Anyone who lives in or visits Antwerp should make this their number one thing to do. This is a haunting place where you feel the ghosts of those who were murdered in the damp and dreary rooms where they lived, were tortured and died. You get a small audio guide and the tour will take about 2 - 3 hours. There is some construction work going on so some of it is closed at the moment. it is well thought out and well laid out. My only disappointment was that the video diaries were in french and I would have loved to have known what was being said. I would recommend Fort Breendonk to all.

Visited May 2012
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Bochum, Germany
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“never to forget”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2012

We visited Fort Breendonk with a group of students after four days in Flanders. Two german speaking Belgian Guides (prebooked) told us during 2 1/2 hours who happened here during WW2. Everybody, even the toughest one, was moved by this inexpressible horror and agony.
It must be remembered, forever!

Visited November 2011
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“importand place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2012

Everybody should see this place to know end remeber that we schould not act like this in the world.

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