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Belgian Government Says Anti-jewish Laws Void; Will Punish Persecutors of Jews

The Belgian Government issued a statement today denouncing the recent deportation of large numbers of Belgian Jews and reiterating that all anti-Jewish measures will be considered void when Belgium is liberated and that persons responsible for the persecution of Jews will be severely punished.

Recalling that it has associated itself with various Allied announcements protesting the German mistreatment of Jews, the government stated: “Faithful to the principles which all the United Nations have adopted, the Belgian Government reaffirms that anti-Jewish measures imposed by Germany in Belgium will be held null and void when our territory is freed and any Belgian assisting in such measures will be held guilty of aiding the enemy and will be liable to heavy legal penalties.”