Welcome to CegeSoma (State Archives)

Who are we? CegeSoma is the fourth operational direction of the State Archives and the Belgian centre of expertise for the history of 20th century conflicts. We conduct fundamental historical research, develop public history projects, conserve archives and documentation and are engaged in societal debate. This thematic website was launched in December 2019 : information about our older activities is gradually added.

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Welcome to our reading rooms

Our reading rooms reopen on Tuesday 5 January 2021 and can be freely accessed upon appointment and under strit observance of the safety measures in force.



National forgetting and memory : the destruction of 'national' monuments from a comparative perspective

Seventy-five years ago, on 16 March 1946, the Yser Tower was blown up by members of the resistance, who are still unidentified today. On this occasion, the Yser Tower Museum and the international platform NISE (National...Read more

11/03 2021