Here you can download the 12 e-books created by 200 upper secondary school students after visiting several European remembrance sites, testament to the Nazi detention and extermination system, but also to resistance acts against that system.
"JRighteous Among the Nations
The Congregations of the Sisters of Roclenge"
In the name of the congregation of the Sisters of Roclenge, Sister Anne-Marie accepted to tell us how her religious community, then led by Sister Michaël, saved the lives of six Jewish little girls hiding them and taking care of them until the end of the Second World War.
"Visiting Breendonk Memorial"
We invite you to discover Breendonk Memorial, a Nazi camp where, between 1940 and 1944, resistance fighters and political opponents were imprisoned. We hope to teach you something about our national history and turn you into “transmitters of memories”.
"Meeting T. Rozenblum and C. Israel to better understand the history of the Jews in Liège between 1939 and 1945"
Testimonies and accounts of escape by Sophie Weinblum and Simon Gronowski, of a hidden child, André Rosen, and of courageous and resistant people from Liège who will turn the readers into real transmitters of memories.
"An itinerary in Berlin: discovering totalitarianism"
After staying in Berlin, 6B students of Centre Scolaire St-Benoît – St Servais created an e-Book recounting the Nazi totalitarian regime. Walking through the streets of Berlin, discovering the scars of history and the works created for remembrance, we will address the scope of the totalitarian system. An itinerary in Berlin: 18 topic-locations commented and enhanced with pictures accessible through several maps.
"Oradour-sur-Glane, martyr village"
The village of Oradour-sur-Glane, near Limoges, is famous for preserving the vestiges of the massacre of 642 men, women and children, by a unit of the 2nd division SS Das Reich, on the 10th of June 1944. This e-Book shows how a peaceful village experienced horror. It contains testimonies of a few survivors and necessary information to attempt to understand how such a thing could happen.
"The Massacre of Bande"
The village of Bande, in the Belgian Ardennes, was the scene of the massacre of 35 young people by the Gestapo on the 24th of December 1944. This e-Book puts the acts in the context of that time and recounts the course of events until that fateful date.
"Buchenwald – Premises and context"
Approach to the Nazi concentration system with the example of detention conditions for prisoners in Buchenwald. Suggestion of guided tour and historical perspective.
"The Feldgendarmerie’s cell in Dinant"
“Let those cells stay in the conditions we found them, a perpetual testament to the horrors committed there and the noble sentiments they inspired.” In Dinant, between 1940 and 1944, over 2000 people stayed in the Feldgendarmerie’s cells. Visit of the premises and vestiges, and presentation of the project to renovate the site.
"From the Ravensbrück monument in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert to Ravensbrück Camp"
We went there to see, to know. The place has changed... there is so little left! We walked in the steps of our witnesses, Lily and Simone. Then Claire told us about Mouchka. Every corner remembers their story. Let us recount their journey in the women’s camp. Long will we bear the heritage of their solidarity, their hope and their trust in a better future. That place was so different from the one we saw; let us imagine it into existence.
"Prisoners at the Fort of Huy"
From May 1940 to the 5th of September 1944, 7,000 people are imprisoned in the Fort of Huy. What was those prisoners’ life like? Let us visit the arrival room, and from there go to the rudimentary washing place, the cells, let us imagine the straw they slept on... Let us recount, through those– authentic or recreated – material elements and thanks to drawings, letters and even a novel... those material vestiges informing us on the fort turned into a detention centre and guarded by the Wehrmacht. At Athénée de Huy, we work to preserve history.
"The National Resistance Monument"
Do you know that this monument is dedicated to the Resistance? The combative character of Liège people has been acknowledged! This monument is the recognition of all those women and men who fought in the shadow, often at the cost of their life, so that we could live in peace and freedom! Come and discover it!
"On the tracks of our history..."
You will discover an itinerary near institut Marie-Thérèse, filled with history and sites of remembrance, that will guide you from the former Saint-Léonard jail to the Citadelle, through monuments dedicated to resistance fighters (W. Dewé and R. Lépouse). You will walk in the steps of men and women who gave their life for freedom!