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In the reading room of the research centre you have access to a large number of documents and archival collections from the digital image bank.

Fill out the application form. Based on this form our employees will invite you to visit the research centre of the Kazerne Dossin.

Upon arrival you will receive a copy of the reading room regulations and you will be required to sign the visitor’s register. A research assistant will then give you access to the archives and library.

You can also apply for one of the partner institutions:

In the reading rooms of these partner institutions local regulations apply.


Research centre Kazerne Dossin
Goswin de Stassartstraat 153

2800 Mechelen

  • By appointment via
  • Please fill out the application form first.
  • Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing a face mask is compulsory.


For specific questions about the contents of the archival collection, reproduction rights or copyrights, please contact us via:

Application form

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Discover the archives of Kazerne Dossin

Watch this video and find out what is being conserved in the archives.


Tips for the image bank

We give a number of tips for using the image bank in a handy overview.

Frequently asked questions

Make a donation

Do you have photos, letters, documents from deportees and their families or objects, newspapers, posters, etc., from the period of the Second World War? These objects often hide a wealth of information. You could entrust all this material to Kazerne Dossin as a donation. During an initial meeting, you will receive information about the archives, and the conservation and research work that takes place in Kazerne Dossin.

Contact the archive

The library

As a research centre on the Holocaust and Human Rights, Kazerne Dossin has a specialised library, with books and magazines that you can consult in the reading room. Consult the online catalogue via the link below.

Consult the online catalogue