New exhibition pays tribute to the 733 Liège Jews who died in the Shoah

Until the 17th of June 2022, les Fonds patrimoniaux, in Liège (Féronstrée, 86), presents the  “Presumed dead in Auschwitz” ( “Présumé décédé à Auschwitz”) exhibition that pays tribute to the 733 Jewish citizens of the city who perished in the Shoah.

As part of the exhibition, a display shows photographic portraits of these 733 citizens and its personal trajectories, and those of nine families in particular, are illustrated.

The fate of these Jews from Liège serves as the main theme of the exhibition.

Their stories show the different stages of the persecution system set up by Nazi Germany in Belgium, and the role of the occupying authorities and the Belgian administration.

Original documents from various archives retrace the victims’ journey and perfectly illustrate the genocidal mechanism, the survival strategies implemented by the victims and the responsibility of the local administrations.

The exhibition looks at the Shoah from a regional perspective, and also evokes broader social phenomena such as immigration, exclusion, civil disobedience, civic responsibility and tolerance.

Les Fonds patrimoniaux are open every day from 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (free admission).


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