1943 News From Belgium • Partisans Attack 20th Convoy | 20230228


“Belgian Partisans Release Jewish Deportees — Belgian partisans are reported by the Overseas News Agency , August 20, to have held up and liberated a transport of Jewish deportees en route to Poland. ….
On April 20, 1,500 Jews were being transported from Mechlin to Poland in cattle cars when the train was held up by a band of partisans, who overpowered the German guards …” 1943 News From Belgium • Partisans Attack 20th Convoy
Source : News From Belgium Vol. III, No. 36, September 4, 1943 | Belgian Information Center, New York (USA). | Digitized by Google.
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A 2023 update :
April 19, 1943, at 10 PM the 20th transport left the Mechelen transit camp to deport 1,631 Jews to Auschwitz. Thanks to resistance actions, both inside and outside the wagons, 237 of these deportees managed to jump from the train that would lead them to destruction.

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