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Digital walk – The persecution of Jews in Antwerp during WWII


Guided walk

An activity organised by the city of Antwerp

Digital walk – The persecution of Jews in Antwerp during WWII

The persecution of Jews during World War II is one of the darkest chapters in the city’s history. Many thousands of Antwerp Jews did not survive the war. The Germans put them on transports to the concentration camps. Antwerp’s police force and the town council also played a specific role in this, actively contributing to the raids on several occasions. Those Jews who did succeed in escaping this horrific fate lived in a climate of constant fear. Some temporarily went into hiding, others succeeded in leaving the country while others joined the resistance. Although the arrests and informing continued unrelentingly, the Jews and the resistance succeeded in organising themselves. In some cases, they were able to count on the assistance and solidarity of their neighbours, friends or colleagues.

During this digital walk you can learn more about this chapter of the city’s history, as you listen to personal stories and visit well-known places in the city.

Download the app (from 15 August) and use your smartphone as a guide to explore the city.
Or book a guided tour through tickets@visitantwerpen.be at a cost of € 75.00 (max. 20 participants per group) + € 5.00 administration charge.

 

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