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Monument to Jewish Martyrs, Brussels

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The National Monument to the Jewish Martyrs of Belgium is located in a residential neighborhood of the Anderlecht district of Brussels.

The monument consists of a platform centering on a menorah made of chains and a wall bearing the names of 23,838 Belgian Jews who were killed in the Holocaust.

The gardens surrounding the monument include a flowerbed in the shape of a Star of David. Close by is a smaller memorial to the Jews who fought in the Belgian Resistance, and there is also a small museum on site.

A number of other memorials in Brussels honor Jews, such as the Louis Bernheim Monument in Square Marie-Louise. Bernheim was a Jewish general who became a World War I hero.

The Jewish community of Brussels sponsors cultural events such as lectures, a Yiddish theater, concerts and art exhibits at several locations, but most often at the Centre Communautaire Laic Juifs at 52 Rue Hotel des Monnaies and the Martin Buber Institute at 44 Avenue Jeanne.

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Names:Monument to Jewish Martyrs; Monument to Jewish Martyrs, Brussels
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Location:Brussels, Belgium
Coordinates:50.836572° N, 4.324016° E  (view on Google Maps)
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Title:Monument to Jewish Martyrs, Brussels
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:09/25/2009
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