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Belgium to Erect National Monument for 25,000 Jews Deported by Nazis

The proposed National Monument of the Jewish Martyrs from Belgium, to commemorate the 25,000 Jews deported to their deaths in Nazi murder camps, will be erected in Brussels in April 1964, the sponsors announced today.

The committee for the monument was set up under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth and leading Belgian personalities, including Cardinal Suenens. Leading officials attended the inauguration of the exhibit of nine models of the monument, which was also the occasion for the inauguration of the first synagogue built by the Jewish community of Charleroi. A number of leading Belgian officials attended the inauguration.