Belgian Synagogues Stripped of Metal to Secure Scrap for German War Industries
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Belgian Synagogues Stripped of Metal to Secure Scrap for German War Industries

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Synagogues throughout Belgium have been stripped of all their metal furnishings, including candelabras and handles and latches from doors and windows. The metal which will be sent to Germany was collected in a drive to meet the Nazi requirements for scrap to be used in manufacturing armaments, according to reports reaching here today.

It was also reported today that the German occupation authorities have forbidden the sale of any kind of fruit to Jews in Belgium.

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