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Belgian City to Get Old Painting As Gift for Saving Jews

Harry Torczyner, American Zionist leader, left the U.S. today for Belgium to present to the municipality of Antwerp a 17th century Flemish painting of an Antwerp landscape, discovered in Wilmington, Delaware. The presentation will be made on Oct. 1st at a ceremony at Antwerp City Hall in the presence of the Mayor, members of the City Council and local Jewish community leaders.

Mr. Torczyner will give the painting to the Belgian city in the name of his father, Numa, in appreciation of the aid given by Belgians during World War II to Jews hidden from Nazis during the German occupation of the country.