Langdorp Monument XXI Transport

Memorial Monument XXIth and XXIIth Jew Transport Aarschot Langdorp

The memorial was unveiled on September 16, 2018. It consists of a sober hard stone plaque against a chunk of iron sandstone, which was donated by the Norbertines of nearby Averbode.


The Bible quote from the book of Deuteronomy calls to remember. It refers to the Orthodox Jews who were deported. The other quote on the stone is from liberal Jew Isaac Jankel Rozenberg, one of the survivors of the XXIst transport. It is the desire to continue to stand up for the dignity of every person despite all the horrors.


In this XXIst convoy, the 1,553 men, women and children were transported in the closed wagons, tightly packed, in an inhuman, breathtaking heat and stench. Only 22 men and 22 women from this convoy would survive Auschwitz.