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October 4, 1989
A Belgian Jewish leader was shot and critically wounded outside the Brussels hospital where he worked, a hospital doctor said. Dr. Joseph Wybran, chairman of the Coordination Committee for Jewish Organizations in Belgium, was hit in the head by a single bullet in the hospital parking area. "He is in critical condition," the doctor said. Belga news agency said Wybran, 48, had recently returned from a trip to Poland. Belga said no one claimed responsibility for the shooting.
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October 5, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Belgian police were investigating the possibility Wednesday that a prominent Jewish leader, active in the recent controversy over the Carmelite convent at the old Auschwitz death camp in Poland, was shot to death by a political assassin. Dr. Joseph Wybran, 48, secular leader of Belgian Jews and an internationally recognized immunologist, was shot Tuesday night in the parking lot of a suburban hospital where he worked. He died Wednesday morning.
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October 5, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Belgian police were investigating the possibility Wednesday that a prominent Jewish leader, active in the recent controversy over the Carmelite convent at the old Auschwitz death camp in Poland, was shot to death by a political assassin. Dr. Joseph Wybran, 48, secular leader of Belgian Jews and an internationally recognized immunologist, was shot Tuesday night in the parking lot of a suburban hospital where he worked. He died Wednesday morning.
NEWS
October 4, 1989
A Belgian Jewish leader was shot and critically wounded outside the Brussels hospital where he worked, a hospital doctor said. Dr. Joseph Wybran, chairman of the Coordination Committee for Jewish Organizations in Belgium, was hit in the head by a single bullet in the hospital parking area. "He is in critical condition," the doctor said. Belga news agency said Wybran, 48, had recently returned from a trip to Poland. Belga said no one claimed responsibility for the shooting.
WORLD
March 12, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The Belgian government and banks announced that they would pay $170 million to Holocaust survivors, families of victims and the Jewish community for their material losses during Word War II. Overall, $54 million will be paid to individual claimants, with the rest going to a Jewish trust that will help the poor and keep the memory of the horrors of World War II alive. About half of the 50,000 Jews in Belgium died in the Holocaust. Belgian authorities will provide $69.8 million, and $85 million will come from banks.
NEWS
October 7, 1989 | From Reuters
A previously unknown Palestinian group claimed responsibility Friday for killing the secular leader of Belgium's Jews this week and threatened more attacks. "We, Young Palestine Proud and Free, claim responsibility for the assassination of the Jewish Doctor Joseph Wybran," the group said in a typewritten letter received by a Brussels newspaper. "Jews of Belgium and Europe tremble, for we shall not stop at this attack," the letter said.
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July 27, 2003 | Paul Geitner, Associated Press Writer
David Verbeeck, a young Belgian actor, was searching for material about his family for a theater piece. But almost everyone had died in Auschwitz and there was little left to tell him who they were or what they looked like. Then he stumbled on a long-lost treasure -- his Russian-born great-grandmother's Belgian identity card, complete with a small, black-and-white head shot. "This was so huge," he says.
NEWS
November 25, 1997 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
California Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush vowed Monday to help recover unpaid insurance claims for about 20,000 California residents who are Holocaust survivors or the children of individuals who were among the 6 million murdered during World War II-era genocide. "The people who lived through the unspeakable horror of the Holocaust can never be compensated for what they suffered.
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