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Brussels Sorry for Helping Nazis

City officials in the Belgium capital Brussels have officially apologised for help invading German forces round up thousands of Jews to be sent to Nazi death camps during World War II.

The town's wartime leaders had provided the invaders with a register of nearly 6,000 Jewish citizens giving their names and addresses.

Nazi troops eventually went on to deport an estimated 25,000 Belgian Jews to Auschwitz concentration camp where fewer than 1,200 survived.

City Mayor Freddy Thielemans said: "I want to officially extend apologies in the name of the City of Brussels to the Jewish community."

"It is not my place to pass judgement but I of course acknowledge the role the municipality and political and administrative authorities in the City of Brussels played in the deportation of Jews," he added.

German Herald





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