Brussels – Schaerbeek

In the northeast of Brussels, there is a district called Shaerbeek and there was during the Second World War a shooting range the germans used for executions. Already during the First World War, the shooting range was used by the germans to execute civilians sentenced to death by the germans. During the Second World War, Belgian citizens were once again executed by German occupiers. They were taken to the shooting range from Saint-Gilles prison.

Current status: Preserved with monument (2022).

Location: 50°51' 11.19" N 04°24' 23.55" E

Get there: Car.

My comment:

A simple atmospheric place that is nestled among buildings in a now expanded part of Brussels.

Follow up in books: Höhne, Heinz: The Order of the Death’s Head: The story of Hitler’s SS (1969).