Fort Breendonk Exterior

Cattle wagon. Description posted on the wagon: "Political prisoners were usually deported by the Nazis to camps and prisons in Central and Eastern Europe in cattle wagons such as this one. It was offered to the National Belgian Railway Company as war damage and then given to the Breendonk Memorial. Sixty to one hundred prisoners were squeezed together in each wagon. They had to endure an horrifying journey without food, without drink, without air and without light. This would not be the end of their ordeal."
Photo credit: Florida Center for Instructional Technology

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