Of the 65,000 Belgian Jews murdered in the Holocaust, some 29,000 were detained in the Mechelen transit camp and the Breendonk fort, and were deported from Mechelen to Auschwitz between summer 1942 and September 1944. In Belgium, Jewish and non-Jewish underground organizations worked together to save Jews.
Sunday to Thursday: 09:00-17:00
Fridays and Holiday eves: 09:00-14:00
Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.
Entrance to the Holocaust History Museum is not permitted for children under the age of 10. Babies in strollers or carriers will not be permitted to enter.