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The Memorial’s creation
On august 19th 1947, was promulgated a Bill passed by the Belgian Parliament, which allowed the creation of the Memorial of Breendonk. According to the law, the prime objective of the institution is to preserve the place with its buildings and its contents as a reminder of what happened here. The Fort gives also a huge lesson in humanity to school-boys and –girl.
A complete renovation of the exhibition area, respecting the historical site and introducing new technologies was carried out in 2003. The aim is to transmit to a new generation a message of tolerance, of respect and of human values.
This was made possible thanks to the backing of the Ministry of Defence, on the initiative of the Minister André Flahaut.
Each year, the National Association of Breendonk Survivors organizes a national pilgrimage.
Several members of the Royal family have attended the ceremonies in the Fort.