Skip to comments.Belgian Authorities Destroy Holocaust Records
Posted on 08/31/2006 3:46:21 PM PDT by spkpls4
The Belgian authorities have destroyed archives and records relating to the persecution and deportation of Jews in Belgium in the 1930s and 1940s. Some of this happened as recently as the late 1990s. This was revealed during hearings in the Belgian Senate last Spring. Though the Senate report dates from 4 May the Belgian press has not yet mentioned the affair. The Senate report says that documents about the period 1930-1950 have been destroyed on a massive scale.
The systematic destructions of the records of police and judiciary from the 1930s and 40s happened chiefly in Brussels and Wallonia, the French-speaking south of Belgium. The Senate report states that in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking north of the country, archives have been saved thanks to conscientious archivists. This policy of having competent archivists manage dead archives contrasts with the disastrous situation at the offices of the public prosecutors in Brussels and Wallonia.
While the records about the persecution of the Antwerp Jewry have been kept intact, documents about the fate of the Jews in Brussels and in French-speaking cities with large pre-war Jewish communities, such as Charleroi and Liège, were purposely destroyed. In Charleroi all the archives relating to the 1930s and the war years have vanished. In Brussels the judicial archives are present until the early 1930s, while there is (almost) nothing left of the period thereafter, the report says, adding that Reference is often made to the 1944 fire of the Palais de Justice to explain this lack of archives [...] However, there is no doubt that large parts of the Brussels judicial wartime archives were destroyed after 1944.
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future capitol of the world getting all Orwellian.
Unbelievable. And their beer sucks too.
"Oceana has always been at war with Eurasia."
I suppose noone bothered to check Sandy Berger's pants. (sorry)
I imagine there will be more of this kind of "history erasing" as time goes on. Unbelievable is right.
What Belgium did is deplorable.
(But their beer most certainly does not suck!)
The beer is the best part!
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No, the beer really does suck.
Totally. However, Belgium did give us "Juju", the cutest (and best) tennis player around today for my money. The French-speaking part, too.
"No, the beer really does suck."
I like Belgian beer. I suspect you are going to lose this vote off.
No, I've had some really good Belgian beer and some really bad Belgian beer. My favorite so far is St. Feuellian (sp). The kriek (cherry) isn't too bad either if you like flavored beers.
I like "Beer" flavored Beer
Too funny; after drinking some of this Belgian beer, some American beer taste like water. I'm getting spoiled.
If a sadistic dictator kills six million people and there are no records of it did it really happen?
Wow! That's what I call my little head!