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Belgian Court Returns Jewish Girl Who Was Sheltered by Non-jew to Her Relatives

The Brussels Civil Tribunal, in a precedent-making case, has ordered the return to her relatives of a Jewish child who was hidden by non-Jews during the war.

The test case was brought by the relatives of Denise Zynger, whose parents have disappeared. The judge ruled that “it is extremely desirable” that the Jewish child be returned to “its original surroundings, family and religious traditions from which it was torn” by the war.