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Belgium

Brussels forest to be renamed after Anne Frank

Located between Chaussée d’Haecht and rue Arthur Maes, the wood commonly known as “Arthur Maes Park” is about to take the name of Anne Frank, the Jewish teenager who wrote a newspaper during the Second World War. This wood of just over one hectare located in the town of Haren is a little-known site, with particular biodiversity.

Belgian Jews condemn Parliament refusal to include antisemitism in new anti-racism commission

The Coordination Committee of Belgian Jewish Organisations (CCOJB) has spoken out against the refusal by the Brussels Parliament to include antisemitism in the title of the Belgian region's new Anti-racism Commission.

Flemish town erects monument honouring Latvian SS

A monument has been erected in a Flemish town in memory of Nazi fighters belonging to the Latvian Legion.

Belgian Prime Minister’s home vandalised with swastikas

Multiple swastikas were found spray-painted onto the home of Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo.

Orphaned in Holocaust, Belgian survivors reunite over 70 years later

After a temporal chasm of over seven decades, a group of Holocaust survivors who grew up in Belgian orphanages, had an emotional reunion recently on Zoom.

Flemish Parliament funds brochure honouring Nazi collaborators

The Coordinating Committee of Belgian Jewish Organisations has expressed outrage after a brochure honouring Nazi collaborators was published with funding from the Flemish Parliament.

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