This Day in Jewish History A Belgian Immunologist and Holocaust Survivor Is Shot Dead in a Parking Lot

Why and by whom remain shrouded in mystery.

On October 3, 1989, Joseph Wybran, a Belgian immunologist and head of the umbrella organization of Belgian Jewish groups, was shot to death in the parking lot of the Erasmus Hospital of the Free University of Brussels, where he worked. At the time, an obscure Beirut-based organization called Soldiers of the Right claimed responsibility for the...