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New museum in the tower of the Leuven university library opened

In the tower of the university Library at the Ladeuzeplein in Leuven, is a five storey museum was opened that the history of the library tells from the devastating fire in 1914, when the bib is still in the Universiteitshallen on the Naamsestraat was.

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In the tower of the university Library at the Ladeuzeplein in Leuven, is a five storey museum was opened that the history of the library tells from the devastating fire in 1914, when the bib is still in the Universiteitshallen on the Naamsestraat was.

On the first floor is the story of the fire of Leuven during the German invasion in 1914 central. Moreover, 1000 houses destroyed and 200 civilians killed.

On floor 2 there is attention for international solidarity with steuncomités in 25 countries. On the next floor is about the reconstruction under the impetus of the US from the library on the Ladeuzeplein.

On floor 4, it is the fire who, in 1940, the new bib heavily damaged. The highest floor contains information about the vredesbeiaard’.

The Leuven alderman for Tourism, Dirk Vansina (CD&V) please be at the opening on the new museum – that the name “The bibliotheektoren, a history with a view” ” – the visitor also makes you think about the causes of such facts is possible.

Mayor Louis Tobback said that the opening of this new museum is the start of a series of events to Leuven this year on the rope, turn to the beginning of WWI a hundred years ago to commemorate. (Belga/MS)

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