This Day in Jewish History 1943: Belgians Rescue Jews From Auschwitz-bound Train

With the help of three Belgian resistance fighters, 116 people ultimately escaped. Simon Gronowski, who was 11 at the time, was one of them.

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On April 19, 1943, members of the Belgian resistance attacked a transport train carrying Jewish deportees from the Mechelen transit camp to Auschwitz. It was the most significant rescue action taken during...