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Belgium

Investigation launched after antisemitic announcements on Belgian train

Belgian train operator SNCB has launched an official investigation into an antisemitic incident on a train from Antwerp to Mechelen.

Belgian administrative court rejects coronavirus ban on places of worship

The Belgian Council of State, the supreme administrative court in the country, ruled on that closing places of worship due to the coronavirus pandemic is disproportionate and contravenes religious freedom.

Publication details Nazi-looted libraries during Holocaust in Belgium

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), in concert with the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO), has published "Documenting Nazi Library Plunder in Occupied Belgium and Limited Postwar Retrieval," designed to educate people on the history of the Holocaust within Belgium.

Holocaust survivor Paul Sobol passed away

Paul Sobol, one of the last Belgian survivors of the Auschwitz camps died, announces his son. May his memory be a blessing.

Local far right Flemish politician caught in online antisemitic rant

A local politician of the far right Vlaams Belang party was caught in an online antisemitic rant on Facebook.

Renovated Jewish Museum of Belgium to open in 2025

The renovated Jewish Museum of Belgium that will be topped with a Belvedere is to open in 2025.

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