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Give a face to the past in the future. Donate to ‘Every name matters’.

By restoring the Portrait wall, preserving it, and ensuring optimum access to this memorial in the future, all the victims will have a name, and a face for the foreseeable future. To accomplish this, Kazerne Dossin is seeking financial support.


The King Baudouin Foundation supports this renovation, issuing a tax certificate for all donations of 40 or more euros.

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Bank van de Post – Banque de la Poste
IBAN BE10 0000 0000 0404
King Baudouin Foundation
Structural statement:  623/3806/20029

What is the Portrait wall? 

Kazerne Dossin strives to give the deportees a name, and a face. The Portrait wall – in the heart of the museum – features photos and silhouettes of all the deportees from the Dossin Barracks. This huge wall spans five storeys.

Upon the opening of Kazerne Dossin in 2012, the Portrait walls consisted of 19,116 photographs. For more than one in four victims, there was only a silhouette, indicating whether the person was a baby, toddler, child, teenager, adult or older person. Thanks to the continuation of the ‘Give them a face’ campaign, we have been able to add newly-found photos every year since 2013.

Consequently, 20,904 photographs and 4,939 silhouettes now keep the memory of the greatest crime against humanity to happen in Belgium alive. Our quest continues to pay off: since then the number of silhouettes on the wall has been reduced to less than 5,000 people.

Kazerne Dossin is committed to finding photographs for as many people as possible. This is possible thanks to the commitment of the research team, partner institutions, many family members, friends, former classmates and neighbours of the victims, individual researchers, archivists, and volunteers.

Renovation is necessary

The repair of the Portrait wall is necessary to preserve it for the future.

We also want to make it easier for relatives and visitors to the museum to find photos on this huge wall, which spans five storeys, from -1 to the 3rd floor.

A bigger commitment?

Become a friend of Kazerne Dossin, or get involved as a volunteer and/or guide.


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