Photos: Fort Breendonk InteriorClick on a thumbnail image to view the full photograph.
View of the main gate at Fort Breendonk. Only 458 prisoners were discharged from this "prison." The others either died at Breendonk or were put on transits to camps in the east. Detail of barred doorway into the central hallway. Late in the occupation, the SS canteen was converted into a courtroom. Death sentences were carried out immediately. Detail of the courtroom. The inscription reads: Meine Ehre is Treue, my honor is fidelity. Main corridor. Prison cells used for solitary confinement. Two prison cells at Fort Breendonk. Detail of door to solitary confinement cell. Detail of door to solitary confinement cell. View inside of a typical solitary confinement cell. An iron grid formed the ceiling of each solitary confinement cell giving it a cage-like appearance. Thirty-two men were housed in each barrack-room. Prisoners were required to make their beds each morning to an extremely strict standard. Those who failed were denied breakfast. Hallway into the torture chamber. The chamber was established in a former powder magazine. Various instruments of torture. Electrical devices were also used. A prisoner brought to the torture chamber was made to undress and was hung on a hook with his hands tied behind his back. He was then hoisted off of the ground. Hallway to the barracks built for the Jewish prisoners. View into the Jewish barracks. Window of the Jewish barracks. A door latch at Fort Breendonk. A window at Fort Breendonk. A wheelbarrow used by forced laborers.
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