Mur des fusillés in Dinant

Belgium remembers civilian atrocity victims of 1914

Date of Event: 16 August 2014
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Belgian 'Martyr Cities' will hold commemorations between August 16 and September 6 2014 to remember victims of atrocities at the start of the First World War.

Events will take place in Aarschot (August 16), Dinant (August 23), Leuven (August 24/25) and Dendermonde (September 5/6) to commemorate civilians massacred by the invading German Army in August 1914.

The events in Leuven include a performance of Mozart's Requiem in Monseigneur Ladeuze Square. A light show on the facade of the historic University library, rebuilt after the Germans burnt it down in 1914, will send a message of peace.

Source: Belgian Tourist Office

Picture: Mur des Fusillés in Dinant, courtesy of Belgian Tourist Office - Brussels & Wallonia @Dany Noé

Posted by: Peter Alhadeff, Centenary News


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