Remarkable place with an impressive architecture.
This center is all about remembering the atrocities of Worldwar II and the prosecution of Jews and other minorities. The 'Bibliothèque George Orwell' has a collection about the hazards of fascism, the resistance and more contemporary topics. Using their historic archive they organize workshops, debates and exhibitions to advocate democratic citizenship and raise awareness against the rise of intolerance and the breach of civil liberties. In doing so, they want to empower new generations in their citizenship and democratic values.
The building itself is a transformed public swimming pool. It also houses local media offices. The former basin on the top floor is now a platform for exhibitions and events. The new architecture respected the old bathing structures and created a sunlit grand space with a spectacular view of the city. A real discovery.
With contributions from Colette, Delphine, Dirk, Dominique, Edward, Els, Frédéric, Geert G., Klaar & co, Luc, Mariël, Marthe, Maya, Mikko, ...