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Exhibition : History

14-18 Brussels on German time - Temporary exhibition

14-18 Brussels on German time - Temporary exhibition
© Archives de Bruxelles
  • Opening periods
    • from Sunday 31 August 2014 to Sunday 3 May 2015
    • Address:
      Musée de la Ville de Bruxelles
      Grand-Place
      1000 BRUXELLESBelgium

    • MAPS: Google Maps
    14-18 Brussels on German time - Temporary exhibition
    © Archives de Bruxelles
    14-18 Brussels on German time - Temporary exhibition
    © Archives de Bruxelles
    14-18 Brussels on German time - Temporary exhibition
    © Archives de Bruxelles

    Thanks to archives and museums in Brussels, understand the way in which the war changed our society at the beginning of the 20th century. In Brussels from 21/08/14 to 03/05/15!


    Discover many documents, such as post cards, photos, leaflets and objects, as well as many caricatures, done by artists from Brussels during that era and which were circulated illicitly at the time.

    From 20 August 1914 and 50 months following, inhabitants of Brussels tried to survive whilst under occupation.

    We forget too often, but Brussels is one of the only European capitals, and the biggest city on the continent, to have lived through the conflict under the yoke of the Nazis.

    The capital therefore understands a period of unemployment and a breakdown of the economy, which plunged the population into instability.

    How did they know how to feed themselves or cloth themselves?

    Or to keep warm? Whilst at the same time fighting a daily struggle to resist against the invader?

    14-18 on German time will answer these questions.


    A first: Zoom in on the German experience of the war

    History of Brussels in 14-18 compared with the German experience of the war is a first.

    Finally...what was life like in the German cities during that period?

    Although free, yet under British blockades, how did the German population survive?

    How did Germany use the resources of Brussels to support its war industry?

    Each of these questions, plus others will be answered.


    Activities around the exhibition

    • The opening evening will take place 100 years to the day after: on the 20/08/14!
    • The museum and archives will add music to the exhibition. Written pieces by artists from Brussels from the era will be read by artists from Brussels today.
    • "Brosells Folk & Jazz Festival" will honour jazz during the period of 1914-1918.
    • The theatrical company MAPS will present its show around the experience in exile in 14-18 at the Maison du Roi.
    • A special educational trail will also be organised for children, and on the occasion of Armistice Day, an exhibition will open for one day (11/11/14) from 11am to 6.30pm.

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    Information

    • tel. : +32 (0) 2 279 53 20
    • website : http://www.14-18.bruxelles.be

    Location


    We are not responsible for any changes in dates and/or programmes. Please contact the organiser prior to departure.