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Dit zijn de namen / Voici les noms

Fort van Breendonk (B). Auteur : Ton Nolles, [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]

This year again, CegeSoma is actively contributing to the commemorative event Voici les noms/Dit zijn de namen, which will take place from May 6, 2024 6:00 pm to May 8, 2024 8:00 pm at Breendonk Fort (follow the online broadcast). By providing information on several thousand members of the Resistance who died between 1940 and 1945, our institution is making this reading marathon possible on the occasion of May 8 - a day commemorating the victory over Nazism.

CegeSoma is making an essential contribution, since most of the information read during these 48 hours comes from our databases: first name(s) and surname(s) of resistance fighters who died between 1940 and 1945, dates and places of birth and death, marital status, country of nationality, profession, as well as membership of resistance organizations, possible periods of detention and national recognition statuses granted by the Belgian state

This data has been encoded as part of the Wikibase Résistance project. The aim is to collect and publish information from the personal files of resistance fighters held at CegeSoma, the Archives Service for War Victims and the State Archives of Belgium. An online platform will eventually enable searches to be carried out on over 150,000 members of the Resistance, based on name, date of birth, place of residence or resistance organization.

The launch of this platform is scheduled for September 2024. In the meantime, don't hesitate to contact the scientific coordinator of the project, Fabrice Maerten. He will be happy to check whether there are any files with the names of the Resistance fighters you are looking for, and if so, will help you access the relevant documents in CegeSoma's reading room.