The process of dehumanization at the Fort of Breendonk: “Fear will destroy you”

During the Second World War the Fort of Breendonk was used by the Nazi’s as SS-auffanglager camp. In the fortress the prisoners underwent treatment that tour guide Enid Vanachter describes as a “process of dehumanization”. 3592 prisoners suffered through this  from September 1940 until August 1944. 

In this podcast Enid Vanachter describes the fortress through the lens of what she calls “the process of dehumanization”. 

Text and podcast: Amber Laenen
Photo: © Amber Laenen