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Elizabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium. During WWI established a hospital and worked as a nurse caring for soldiers and civilians. During WWII German occupation of Belgium she used her influence as Queen and German connections to assist in rescuing hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis for which she was awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government


The Algea are Greek Goddesses of Suffering. They are daughters of Eris, the Goddess of Strife. The Algea are referred to as being ”full of weeping,” and they governed suffering of both body and mind. They are named Akhos (“distress”), Ania (“grief”), and Lupe (“pain”). This is Lupe.


Oh deer - cerforet Un cerf guettant au petit matin dans une plaine.


Patrice Lumumba (1925 – 1961) was a Congolese independence leader and the first legally elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo. Twelve weeks after helping the Republic of the Congo win its independence from Belgium. Lumumba's government was deposed in a coup. He was imprisoned and executed by firing squad, an act that was committed with the assistance of the Belgium government.


European government taxes by country -- Belgium has the highest rates and Switzerland has the lowest.

from BBC News

Belgium snag for EU-Canada trade deal Ceta

A landmark EU-Canada free trade deal called Ceta has hit a serious snag after a Belgian region rejected it, threatening the signing this month. Parliament in French-speaking Wallonia voted to prevent Belgium's government from signing the draft deal.

The Butcher of Congo: King Leopold II of Belgium

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A victim of King Leopold's agents: The campaign to reveal the truth behind Leopold's "secret society of murderers," led by diplomat Roger Casement, and a former shipping clerk ED Morel, became the first mass human rights movement.


US WW II...Belgium Fights On WWII Art Deco £450.00 Rare original vintage World War Two propaganda poster designed by R Sturbelle. Bold Art Deco image of a Belgian soldier armed with a rifle over a grey background of planes and bound prisoners of war lined up for execution by a Nazi firing squad, the text in red above. Published by the Belgian Information Center that was run by the Belgium Government in exile at 630 Fifth Avenue, New York, gain support in America for the Belgian resistance…