Remembrance education concerning World War II focusses on three pillars: knowledge and insight, empathy-engagement and reflection-action. Insight into how conflicts arise takes preference over a knowledge of the facts.
To garner historic empathy and engagement, analyses are enriched with personal stories (from witnesses, letters, poems). Finally, the current situation is considered: reflection on the meaning of the past in terms of the present day. The strengthening of attitudes such as critical citizenship and societal engagement are vital to this education.

Discover more about remembrance education

War Heritage Institute
BELvue museum
Démocratie ou Barbarie (Fédération Bruxelles-Wallonie)
Special Committee for Remembrance Education (Flanders)
Dossin Barracks (Flanders)
Classes du Patrimoine et de la Citoyenneté (Brussels)
Home – Classes du patrimoine
Peace Centre of the Province and City of Antwerp
Hainaut Mémoire
Territoires de la Mémoire
House ‘Across Borders’ (Lommel)
Auschwitz Foundation


Visit the museums about World War II

Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History 1000 Brussels
Musée du Souvenir 40-45 1360 MALIEVES
Stampe & Vertongen Museum 2100 ANTWERP
Dossin Barracks 2800 MECHELEN
War Heritage Institute – Fort Breendonk site 2830 WILLEBROEK
Museum “Winter 1944” 3891 BORLO
Museum Kamp van Beverlo 3970 LEOPOLDSBURG
The Huy Fortress and Memorial 4500 HUY
Fort Eben-Emael Museum 4690 EBEN-EMAEL
Baugnez 44 Historical Center 4960 MALMEDY
Historical Museum December 44 4987 LA GLEIZE
Hitler’s Bunker 5660 BRULY-de-PESCHE
Bastogne War Museum 6600 BASTOGNE
101st Airborne Museum 6600 BASTOGNE
War Heritage Institute – Bastogne Barracks 6600 BASTOGNE
Musée Sainlez 1944-1945 6637 SAINLEZ
Manhay History Museum 44 6960 MANHAY
Musée de la Bataille des Ardennes 6980 LA ROCHE EN ARDENNE
Mons Memorial Museum 7000 MONS
For Freedom museum 8301 KNOKKE-HEIST
Raversyde Atlantikwall 8400 OOSTENDE
Canadian War Museum 9991 ADEGEM-MALDEGEM