Summer camp in Breendonk

This summer, ASF volunteers will meet up to continue the project in the Belgian national memorial Fort Breendonk. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the history of the two world wars in Belgium. Renovation work in the Memorial and the thematic work concerning both World Wars are planned.

Fort Breendonk is one of the best preserved concentration camps in Western Europe. After the war, it became a national memorial in order to remember the 3500 Jewish and political prisoners who were interned there during the Second World War. Today the fort is one of the most important sites of remembrance of the victims of National Socialism in Belgium, where a message of tolerance, of respect, and of human worth can be passed on to new generations. Participants will be able to share the history of the camp through renovation and maintenance work on the fort’s premises.

Breendonk is located in Willebroek, half way between Brussels and Antwerp, as well as Mechelen and Dendermonde. Participants will have the chance to organize excursions to these cites, as well.

  • Type: international summer camp
  • Work: renovation and maintenance work on the premises of the fort
  • Group: 12 to 15 participants
  • Language: English
  • Age: at least 18 years
  • Accommodation: simple accommodations in the youth hostel Mechelen