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Auschwitz Foundation Collection

Collection of books published by the Auschwitz Foundation.

Click on the FR or NL square at the top right of the page to access the French or Dutch pages.

Note: two books (Paul Halter and Révolte à/Opstand in Auschwitz) have been published in both languages.
This is also the case for two books (My dog Lala and Les caves de la/De kelders van de Gestapo) that exist in French in the old collection ‘Between History and Memory’ and in Dutch in the new one.

Frédéric Crahay, Veerle Vanden Daelen (Eds.), Trains and the Holocaust: From a Symbol of Progress to a Genocidal Tool: The use of Trains in the Militärverwaltung Belgien und Nordfrankreich (1940-1944), 2023, 98 p. (€10.00 + shipping costs)

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During the Second World War, 25.490 Jews and 353 Roma were deported from the Dossin barracks in Mechelen, the vast majority to Auschwitz-Birkenau. The tracks next to the barracks have long since disappeared. On the square in front of the current museum stands a goods wagon, a reminder of the last transports from Mechelen.

On 26 April 2022, EUROPALIA organized the conference Trains and the Holocaust at this place of memory, in collaboration with the Auschwitz Foundation from Belgium and Kazerne Dossin. The conference examined the role and image of the train, which evolved from a symbol of modernity to an instrument of genocide. How did the Dossin Barracks function as a transit camp and how was the deportation of these innocent victims carried out?
The lectures were filmed and can be viewed here (coming soon).

This book serves as the proceedings of the study day Trains and the Holocaust: From a Symbol of Progress to a Genocidal Tool and covers the geographical area that encompassed Belgium and the French regions of Nord and Pas-de-Calais in what was known as the Militärverwaltung Belgien und Nordfrankreich. Several Belgian and French specialists discuss the various aspects of the use of the railways in the context of the tragedies and acts of heroism that sometimes took place there during the Occupation.

ISBN: 978-2-930953-24-3

Price: €10.00

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