Then and Now: Church in Foy, Bastogne, Battle of the Bulge

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Church in Foy, Belgium, near Bastogne, pictured in January 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge, and in 2019. In the historical photograph we see a wrecked Panzer IV tank. The village of Foy was made famous by the exceptional TV Mini Series “Band of Brothers”. The Battle of the …

Mechelen transit camp, Belgium, 1942

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Mechelen transit camp courtyard, Belgium, sometime during 1942 (probably in Autumn). The Mechelen Camp, established in March 1942, was used for gathering and holding minorities. Particularly Jews and Gypsies were detained here before their deportation to other places. It was the only such camp in German occupied Belgium, and it …