Territories of Memory is a centre of education in the name of resistance and citizenship set up by former political prisoners who survived Nazi camps. To perform work of remembrance with children, young people and adults, the association develops a wide array of initiatives for communicating the past, promoting respect for others, and encouraging everyone’s involvement in building a democratic society that safeguards fundamental freedoms.

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When the Second World War came to an end, numerous people decided to do all they could to ensure that the horror of armed conflicts, large-scale massacres, and Nazi concentration and extermination camps never happened again.

In the early 1990s, far-right parties and movements made their reappearance in democratically elected assemblies in both the north and south of Belgium.

Today, a fair number of freedom-destroying ideas have become commonplace and some people are no longer shy of claiming that none of it happened at all. So, what are we going to do when the voices of the last witnesses have died out?

In the face of the new threats and beyond our justified indignation, it is urgent that we engage with the issue on a daily basis.

The association believes that work on remembrance is vital in order to avoid reproducing the mistakes made in the past, in order to understand and decode the world around us and in order to participate in building a more solidary society that places the human being at the centre of all concerns.

Commitment founded on Memory

When the Second World War came to an end, numerous people decided to do all they could to ensure that the horror of armed conflicts, large-scale massacres, and Nazi concentration and extermination camps never happened again.

In the early 1990s, far-right parties and movements made their reappearance in democratically elected assemblies in both the north and south of Belgium.

Today, a fair number of freedom-destroying ideas have become commonplace and some people are no longer shy of claiming that none of it happened at all. So, what are we going to do when the voices of the last witnesses have died out?

In the face of the new threats and beyond our justified indignation, it is urgent that we engage with the issue on a daily basis.

The association believes that work on remembrance is vital in order to avoid reproducing the mistakes made in the past, in order to understand and decode the world around us and in order to participate in building a more solidary society that places the human being at the centre of all concerns.

Activity reports (fr)

Activity reports (fr)

Rapport d'activités 2021

Depuis sa création, notre association est engagée dans une action essentiellement préventive, à l’image de ce qui animait les échanges entre les fondateurs : utiliser le passé pour éclairer les citoyens contre des menaces sur la démocratie, sur nos libertés fondamentales, sur nos droits fondamentaux, etc. Enseigner aux plus jeunes comment puiser dans l’histoire pour prévenir de tragiques répétitions, pour conserver le bénéfice de nos victoires. Car rien n’est acquis définitivement et il faut le rappeler !

Baisser la garde, ignorer le passé — et singulièrement les guerres, et les conséquences des nationalismes et des extrémismes —, c’est prendre un risque énorme de le voir réapparaître sous une forme ou sous une autre.

C’est le retour de l’extrême droite au début des années nonante qui a été le déclencheur mais d’autres dangers étaient dans le collimateur de ceux qui ont rédigé nos statuts. Et depuis les menaces se sont multipliées, et les dangers sont apparus de toutes parts, sans lien systématique avec tel ou tel parti extrémiste ou nationaliste. Mais nous étions toujours dans une perspective préventive, battons-nous pour préserver nos libertés !

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The Administrative Board

The Administrative Board

  • Jérôme Jamin, president
  • Christel Djian, vice-president
  • Dominique Dauby, treasurer

Administrators of Territoires de la Mémoire, subsequent to the General Meeting on 2 September 2020

Dominique Dauby, Christel Djian, Michel Joachim, Robert Nuijts, Pierre Petry, Philippe Raxhon, Christian Schoysman, Jérôme Jamin, Serge Massart, Charlotte Rambeaux, Michaël Bisschops, Nadine Lino, Robert Moor, Jonathan Piron, Julie Castelain

Permanent member of Territoires de la Mémoire

Permanent member of Territoires de la Mémoire

General contact (fr) :
04 232 70 60 - accueil@territoires-memoire.be

Management (fr – en) - direction@territoires-memoire.be - 04 232 70 54

Assistant management - financial services (fr) - finances@territoires-memoire.be - 04 232 70 47

Executive Secretariat (fr - en) - secretariat.direction@territoires-memoire.be - 04 232 70 43 (fr) / 04 230 70 49 (fr - en)

    Administration (fr) - Administration@territoires-memoire.be - 04 232 70 59

    Library (fr) - bibliotheque@territoires-memoire.be - 04 232 70 62

    Communications (fr - en) - communication@territoires-memoire.be - 04 232 70 66

      Publications and Studies (fr) - editions@territoires-memoire.be - 04 250 99 45

      Finances and Treasury (fr) - finances@territoires-memoire.be - 04 230 70 44

        Financial Resources Management (fr) - grf@territoires-memoire.be - 04 232 70 06

        Maintenance (fr) - maintenance@territoires-memoire.be - 04 232 70 04

          IT Maintenance (fr) - maintenanceinformatique@territoires-memoire.be - 04 232 70 56 / 0490 45 02 90

            Education (fr) - pedagogique@territoires-memoire.be - 04 232 70 03

            Projects (fr) - projets@territoires-memoire.be - 04 232 70 08