Fort Breendonk

Fort Breendonk

In the camp punishment consisted of beatings, torture in a specially designed chamber, hanging or execution by firing squad, either in the camp or nearby. The camp commander Lagerkommandant Phillip Schmitt was known to set his German Shepherd dog loose on the inmates. His wife was also known to wander the camp, ridiculing the inmates and ordering punishments at whim. Severe and arbitrary beating occurred daily. Once an inmate, a Jewish boy of less than 20 years of age, was unable to continue working. The Flemish SS guards threw him into the moat, he could not swim and they refused to let him out. He struggled for over 15 minutes before finally drowning.

The Forgotten Camps: Breendonk (Belgium)
Breendonk Memorial

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  1. NORA

    There is a great artist: EDUARD DULDNER. He will never let us to forgive…

    http://eduardduldner.blogspot.com/2011/08/021-breendonk_19.html

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