The permanent exhibition at Territories of Memory follows the path of those deported to Nazi camps. It was very soon realised that their fate was sealed. Guided by the voice of actor Pierre Arditi and the sound, images and lighting effects, visitors tour spaces that explore one of the darkest episodes of our history: the Second World War, the rise of Nazism, and concentration and extermination camps. The trail continues into testimonies, telling stories of survival after captivity. At the end of this intense and moving tour, each visitor is confronted with current reality and will ask themselves: what can we do and how do we resist today?

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A multimedia trail in six parts

A multimedia trail in six parts

1918-1933 / 1933-1940
The Second World War is under way

The First World War, the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of Nazism, the situation in Germany, Mein Kampf, repression and anti-Jews laws, the Hitler Youth, State euthanasia.

1939-1945
Deportation, concentration camps and extermination centres. One and the same purpose: death!

Camps were set up by the hundreds for all people who failed to meet the Nazi “criteria”. Ten million victims were deported because of their ideas, their commitment, their belonging to a particular community, their beliefs or their way of life.

The complexity of the Nazi system
How was all of that possible?

Beyond the horrifying administrative and logistical efficiency, a blind bureaucracy and the obsession with subjugating and exterminating, the question remains open: who was responsible?

The grey area
And what about me?

Throughout history, there have always been executioners and victims, witnesses and people offering resistance... all of them human beings. Nevertheless, these concepts are not set in stone: they intermingle and evolve in a nuanced way. This section asks the visitor this question: what are the leveraging factors that lead us, as citizens, to resist what outrages us?

Survival after the camps
And the testimonies!

They chose to tell their story. Thanks to these “Memory Traffickers”, we grasp the full importance of remembrance work.

How do we offer resistance?
Decode the mechanisms that lead to fear, hate and exclusion.

Today, around us and across the world, there are still far too many unacceptable circumstances. And you – are you simply going to look on? Or will you be the opposite, an activist able to see the injustices and denounce the dangers that put our freedoms at risk?

Visit the exhibition at Mirror City (Liège - Fr/Nl)

    • Place Xavier Neujean 22 - 4000 Liège
    • Open to all aged 11 years +
      and from primary year 6 for school groups
      (Exhibition capacity: 11-15 years [25 pers.] 15 years + [20 pers.])
    • €7 (adults)
    • €5 (-26 yrs / Senior / Carte Fed+ / Jobseeker / Handicapped)
    • €1.25 (Article 27)
    • 1 free accompanying person per group of 15 persons
    • Free admission for members of Territroires de la Mémoire asbl, Région wallonne card holders, Carte Prof, Educpass or Leraren Kaart and on the 1st Sunday of each month.
    • Free transport possible for local and provincial schools and institutions belonging to the Territoires de Mémoire network. Please contact us.
    • Monday to Friday: from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last admission)
    • Saturday and Sunday: from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last admission)
    • In July and August: from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed on Sundays)
    • Closed on bank holidays and on the second Monday of December as well as on the 27/09, 24/12 and 31/12
    • 01:45 – group event included. (Fr)
      (arrival 15 minutes in advance, booking mandatory)
    • 1 hr – individual visitors and families without event. (Fr-Nl)
      (booking advised, especially during term time)
    • 01:30 – individual visitors and families with event (Fr)
      (mandatory booking, subject to available time slots)
    • Access for persons of reduced mobility
  • A catering area, L’Escale, welcomes you at lunchtime. Your groups will also be given a waiting area. Details: +32 (0)4 230 70 62

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Preparing for your visit (Fr)

These teaching documents enable education providers to prepare for a visit to Territories of Memory by approaching the elements that are vital for understanding the exhibition “Never again! A journey through the Nazi camps to consider resistance today.”

This tour marks the beginning of Remembrance work that could very well continue… To that end, further resources are available, for instance via the George Orwell Library or the Stéphane Hessel bookshop.

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