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The Tutsi genocide in Rwanda (7 April 1994) is commemorated on 7 April and that also is the day on which we honour all veterans. The Second World War ended on 8 May 1945. With the Security Council measures intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus in mind, Defence decided to cancel the national commemoration program. The War Heritage Institute fully adheres to this decision.

The Institute will definitely fulfil its remembrance mission and honour the victims and their families at a later, more suitable, date. 

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The coronavirus made schools close their doors for an indefinite period of time. Here are some tips to keep your kids active at home.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. The coronavirus paralyzes our country, but we can put this experience to good use by observing and being curious. Teaching undoubtedly is a true profession, but educating is everybody’s business. Learning is also possible outside the school perimeter.

Your kids will probably kill time by reading, watching Netflix, playing board and video games, baking or engaging in other manual activities. They will also get bored, but the upsid...

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The Train of the 1000 also has to deal with the corona virus epidemic. We - the Auschwitz Foundation and the War Heritage Institute - realize the severity of the situation. We are concerned about your safety, as well as about the safety of our staff. We are currently evaluating how the crisis affects the remembrance trip planned for 5-10 May.

We will keep you posted. Take care of yourself and your loved ones. We will be back with more news as soon as possible.

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Updated on March 30

On Thursday 12 March the National Security Council and the federal government took additional measures in an effort to curb the corona virus pandemic (COVID-19) in our country. Among other measures, and as a sanitary precaution, gatherings in confined spaces are forbidden and “social distance” is recommended.

The War Heritage Institute will therefore be closed to visitors (through 19 April). This decision with immediate effect is applied to our six sites (i.e.: Royal Military Museum Brussels, Fort Breendonk, Trench of Death Dixmude, Bastogne Barracks, Gunfire Brasschaat, Kemmelberg bunk...

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