Belgian women in Sweden, en route home from the notorious Ravensbruck concentration camp, threatened to refuse repatriation unless foreign Jews who also had been deported from Belgium by the Germans were taken along, it was revealed here today by Suzanne Gregoire, one of the internees, in an interview with the newspaper Le Drapeau Rouge.
When the women discovered on the eve of their departure for Belgium that the Jewish non-citizens were to be left behind, Mme. Gregoire discloses, she and another deportee were elected to protest to the authorities against the “unjustifiable antialien discrimination.” Belgian male prisoners joined in the protest, and also threatened that they would refuse to return home. As a result, the Jewish women were included in the transport.
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