Remembrance of Auschwitz invites you to the presentation of the book Dossin. L'antichambre d'Auschwitz [Dossin. The Antechamber of Auschwitz] by Dr. Laurence Schram on wednesday June 14 at 2 pm at PointCulture Brussels
Between 1942 to 1944, 25,000 Jews and 350 Roma were deported from the Dossin Barracks in Mechelen. Like Drancy or Westerbork, this place is an essential link in the Holocaust in West-Europe. But the history of this antechamber of death is very little known.
For the first time, this transit camp is the subject of a monograph. Emphasis is placed on its genocidal function and the forced involvement of detainees in their own destruction.
The organization of the camp and its hierarchy are analyzed in the light of the course and behavior of the SS, their auxiliaries and their victims.
As a close collaborator of Maxime Steinberg, Laurence Schram participated in the realization of the Jewish Museum of the Deportation and the Resistance (1995), where she assumed the direction of the documentation center. She is the author of studies on the Holocaust in Belgium, and has devoted her PhD to the history of the Dossin Barracks (2015). She is now Senior Researcher at the documentation center of the Kazerne Dossin Museum.
The price is € 19.95 instead of € 24.95 until June 30, 2017.
To order it, surf on the Editions Racine website, click on the small shopping cart to the left of the price and use the coupon code "dossin".
Remembrance of Auschwitz provided financial support for the publication of this book.
Practical details for the presentation:
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 2 pm
Rue Royale, 145
It is not necessary to confirm your presence or make reservations.