Rabbi Arman Bloch, Chief Rabbi of Belgium since 1891, died here yesterday.
A scholar of distinction, the rabbi, who presided over the Jewish Community for 32 years, rose to prominence in Europe by his resistance of the German Occupation authorities during the war. He refused to sign a document demanded by Germany that the Belgian Jews would obey the occupation authorities.
Later he was sentenced by a German Military Tribunal to six months’ imprisonment for a patriatic sermon.
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