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A divided Belgium nears a belated consensus on Holocaust-era complicity

Henry and Madeleine Cornet in their home near Brussels in the 1940s (Jan Maes)

As the sister of Belgium’s most powerful Nazi, Madeleine Cornet knew better than to inquire about the ethnicity of the three women she hired as housemaids in October 1942. Cornet did not want to further implicate herself by hearing what she already knew: Her new hires were Jews who… Read more »