Breendonk
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Name of a fortification in Belgium used by the SS as a prison camp during the Second World War which became an infamous place of Nazi crimes. Torture victims included Jean Améry who, from July 1943, was imprisoned in Breendonk for three months before being deported to Auschwitz-Monowitz concentration camp after his tw…

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Gerhard Scheit, Vienna, “Breendonk”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 21 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0117>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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