In September 1944, American soldiers liberated the province of Liège from the Germans. The 78th anniversary of its liberation will be commemorated on September 9, 10, and 11 at Fort Aubin-Neufchâteau.
On May 10, 1940, Nazi Germany invaded Belgium. This invasion began with the attack and later capture of Fort Eben-Emael in the province of Liège. From that moment on, the “18 days campaign” began. Germany attacked the Fortified Position of Liège and forced Belgium to surrender on May 28, 1940. But finally, in September 1944, the province was liberated by American soldiers.
Fort Aubin-Neufchâteau is one of the 16 forts of the Fortified Position of Liège. After the fall of Fort Eben-Emael, the Fortified Position continued to block the German advance for 11 days, helped by Fort Battice and Fort Barchon. This year, Fort Aubin-Neufchateau will host the commemoration of the 78th anniversary of the Liberation in the Province of Liège, which takes place on the weekend of September 9, 10, and 11.
At Fort Aubin-Neufchateau, you can discover an exhibition of vehicles and a reconstructed camp from the era. You can also attend official ceremonies and watch various animations such as interrogations of prisoners or parades of patrols and convoys. And to end the day, what better way to end the evening than with a liberation of 1944 celebration!
An entire program has been set up during these three days, as well as small restaurants, to celebrate the liberation and commemorate these historical events with dignity.
A unique exhibition to discover the living conditions and the key events that took place in the cross-border territory of Land of Memory (France - Belgium - Germany - Luxembourg) between 1914 and 1945.I discover