Brussels admits WWII complicity in deportation of Jews

The city of Brussels officially recognized its complicity in the deportation of thousands of Jews to Nazi death camps during World War II, AFP reported Sunday.
At a ceremony attended by Ambassador to Belgium Jacques Revach and Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Joelle Milquet, Brussels mayor Freddy Thielemans acknowledged that the city's acquiescence to a Nazi request in 1940 that Jews be registered played a crucial role in allowing 5,640 Jews to be identified, rounded up and sent to death camps in 1942.
Approximately 25,000 Belgian Jews were deported to Auschwitz; an estimated 1,200 survived.
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