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From Mechelen to Auschwitz

From Mechelen to Auschwitz

On August 4, 1942, a train left Mechelen carrying nearly a thousand Jewish men, women and children. Its destination was Auschwitz.

Augusta Chiwy

Augusta Chiwy: World War Two Nurse

The uplifting story of Augusta Chiwy, a nurse who displayed great courage in Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.

Wereth massacre

Remembering the Wereth Massacre

During the Wereth Massacre on December 17, 1944, 11 captured black US soldiers were shot by German SS troops.

Cloth Hall and Grote Markt Ypres

The Reconstruction of Ypres

Ypres was totally destroyed in the First World War yet took only 10 years to rebuild. Here’s the story of the Reconstruction of Ypres.