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Frequently Asked Questions

To follow are some answers to the questions most frequently asked to the Memorial historians.

How many attempted and/or successful escapes were there ?

Were foreigners imprisoned at Breendonk ?

Were there any women and children at Breendonk ?

Were there gas chambers and a crematorium at Breendonk ?

Did any prisoners commit suicide ?

What clothes did the prisoners wear ? A striped convict suit ?

Did Hitler come to Breendonk ?

What is the origin of the cross that can be seen on the walls of the canteen ?

Why was the layer of sand and earth added to the fort in 1914 ?

Where are the bodies of the people who died at the camp ?

Are there still weapons or bodies in the moat ?

Was Breendonk a final destination ?

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