Seven-Years Ago (12-September-2012) — Belgium

Gone to see Europe. Semester at Sea. Fall 2012 Semester Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 20: Fort Breendonk Memorial in Antwerp, Belgium.

Field trip to Fort Breendonk. A concentration camp during WWII. Some of the images may be disturbing. “If you don’t remember the past you are doomed to repeat it” And it seems like some in the US (and around the world) have forgotten. How many camps are there where people are being held against their will for reasons of race, religion, political belief, and poverty.

Fort Breendonk National Memorial. WWII Concentration Camp. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 10 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Fort Breendonk National Memorial. WWII Concentration Camp. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 10 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)


Click on the above image to access my PhotoShelter Gallery containing the individual images in the following slideshow.



Click on the above image to access my PhotoShelter Gallery containing the individual images in the following slideshow.



Click on the above image to access my PhotoShelter Gallery containing the individual images in the following slideshow.


Fort Breendonk National Memorial. WWII Concentration Camp. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 10 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Fort Breendonk National Memorial. WWII Concentration Camp. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 10 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, sky, and seascapes, travel, and astrophotography. I look for unique ways of viewing the world and presenting my images. I have traveled to over 55 countries in six continents, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on home renovation and expansion of a wildflower garden/meadow.

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