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Mechelen – Kazerne Dossin (plaque)

Description of commemoration

On the right from the main entrance to the building of today’s Kazerne Dossin Memorial and its Documentation Centre, there are two commemorative plaques. One dedicated to Jews – the other on the right, to the Roma and Sinti.

In 2017, the building was undergoing a renovation, so the Memorial Site and the Documentation Centre could not be accessed.

The plaque dedicated to the Gypsies is a simple stone slab, on which the inscriptions in Dutch and French are made in a simple serif typeface, caps, raised above the surface of the plaque.

Inscriptions

Text in Dutch:

SLACHTOFFERS VAN / VOOROORDELEN / EN DISCRIMINATIE / ROMS, MANOESJEN, / WOONWAGENBEWONERS

Text in French:

VICTIMES DES / PREJUGES ET DE / LA DISCRIMINATION / ROMS, MANOUCHES, / GENS DU VOYAGE

Text in Dutch/French:

3 JUNI/JUIN 1995

Translation:

In memory of the victims of prejudice and discrimination: the Roma, Manouches, Travellers

Date of the unveiling

June 3, 1995

 

Initiator

Kazerne Dossin Memorial

Address

Goswin de Stassartstraat 153, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium

https://www.kazernedossin.eu/

 

Location

51°02’03.5″N 4°28’42.6″E

 

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(Between 3rd and 4th window to the right of the main entrance. The Building of the City Archive and the Kazerne Dossin Documentation Centre)

 

Materials

https://www.kazernedossin.eu/

 

Gallery

 

 

 

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