Only a minority of the population chose to join the resistance or collaborate. Violent skirmishes erupted between the two camps in Antwerp.
On 4 September 1944, the first British tanks rolled into the city of Antwerp.
As was the case in other cities, Antwerp’s city council complied with the demands of the Germans.
The war and the occupation caused chaos in Antwerpers’ daily life.
Five months after the invasion, the Germans announced the first anti-Jewish measures. The deportations commenced two years later.
The V-bombs caused a sea of destruction in the city.