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15,000 Jews Return to Brussels; Nazi Anti-semitic Propaganda Influences Belgians

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The Germans not only eliminated two-thirds of the Jews in Belgium, but also instilled anti-Semitism in sections of the population which never before had ill-feelings towards Jews, the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency was told today by Jewish leaders, who also estimated that 15,000 Jews have already returned to Brussels.

Albert Wolf, regional chief of the Comite pour le Defence des Juife which represented the Jews in the Front de la Independence, told the correspondent has German propaganda, using anti-Jewish films and radio talks during the years of occupation, left anti-Jewish slogans in the minds of the Belgian masses despite their hatred for the Nazis. Wolf fought in the Belgian Army. He later escaped from a German camp and became one of the leaders of the underground movement.

The majority of the 15,000 Jews who returned to Brussels are utterly destitute, it was stated here. A committee is being formed there to aid victims of anti Jewish legislation and to press for the naturalization of all stateless Jews in Belgium.

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