War, occupation, liberation is the biggest national overview exhibition about the WWll. With more than 1000 collection items, the new exhibition presents an overview of the most loaded period between 1919 and 1945 in Belgian history. The new exhibition tells the story of the occupation and liberation of the country in 1940-1944. The end of the war in Europe and Asia in 1944-1945 is also brought to the attention. Finally national socialist repression, persecution and genocidary politics in 1933-1945 are considered.
Special about this exhibition is that it traces far beyond the lines of traditional military history. In addition, much attention is paid to social, political, economic and human consequences of the war. In short, the exhibition is a nuanced, historical- scientific story in which the options, possibilities and ‘choices’ form the red thread the course of the warfare.