Belgium Justice Minister, Stephen De Clerck, made outrageous comments about World War II Nazi collaborators.
De Clerck called for an "adult" debate in Belgium about granting amnesty to wartime Nazi sympathisers and "maybe also forget, because this is in the past".
De Clerck remarks came as Belgium's Senate voted on a draft to grant accepted draft legislation from the far-right Flemish Vlaams Belang party that would grant amnesty to those who collaborated with the Nazis during the war.
The Holocaust must never be forgotten - 6,000,000 Jews paid the highest price and history cannot be re-written. The time that goes by should be used to pass on the lessons of the Holocaust to the new generation that wasn't part of that horrible chapter in history.
Around 25,000 Belgian Jews were deported to Auschwitz from Belgium, after being rounded up by authorities that often enthusiastically collaborated with the Nazis despite strong resistance from Belgium's people.Those that collaborated with the Nazis assisted in genocide - such actions cannot be dismissed because time has passed.
Please take action - send a protest letter to Mr. Yves Leterme, the current Prime Minister of Belgium, and Elio Di Rupo who is in charge of creating the new Belgium government, with a copy to the Ministry of Justice. Ask them to respect history and justice and condemn Mr. De Clerck's comments. As a democratic nation we in Giyus.org expect Belgium to adhere to the highest legal standards and to respect the facts of history even when it's not convenient.
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