Tuesday July 17, 2018

Are World War II Nazi Supporters in Belgium still receiving German Pensions?

Germany provides monthly allowances to 58,932 Jews through the management of Jewish claims conference and the allowance ranges anywhere between $295 and $341 per month

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  • Belgian pensions minister suspects that Belgian ex Nazi collaborators still receive German pensions
  • Germany had admitted in 2012 that allowances were provided to 57 Belgians without providing their identities
  • A memorial group wants a German-Belgian commission to be set up for smooth exchange of countries

Concerns have developed recently over the fact that Belgian ex Nazi collaborators may still be receiving pensions from the German government. After the war ended in 1945, around 57,000 Belgians were found guilty of being traitorous to their own country. A lot of information and policies of the Belgian resistance force was betrayed in this manner. Movement of Jews in the territories of the Belgian cities was also provided to the Nazis, which facilitated the persecution and eventual death of innocent Jewish communities who had found refuge in Belgium.

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These Belgians were made Germans through a Hitler decree for showing great services to towards the Nazi establishment, and they just like other German military officers, these collaborators were also entitled to pensions.

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Daniel Bacqueline at the Belgian House of Representatives. Image Courtesy: bacquelaine.belgium.be

Today, a memorial group has speculated that as many as 2500 collaborators receive tax free payment every month, reports BBC news. In 2012, the German parliament had provided ambiguous statements when asked to comment. It stated that it could not confirm whether 2,500 Belgians were receiving the allowances or not.

However, the Bundestag later admitted that 57 Belgians were indeed receiving German BVG (“Bundesversorgungsgesetz”) maintenance payments, but did not mention who these individuals were. These identities could only be revealed after careful examination of individual files, which are handled by regional authorities.

The Memorial Group wants an official Belgian-German commission to be set up, to investigate the pensions and reveal who the recipients are, reports BBC News.

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Belgian victims of the Nazi occupation have demanded that their government get to the bottom of this. Belgian Pensions Minister Daniel Bacquelaine “shares their indignation,” his spokeswoman said in response to the victims. It appears a little suspicious that the Germans would hold back information of this day even today.

As of today, Germany provides monthly allowances to 58,932 Jews through the management of Jewish claims conference. This allowance ranges anywhere between $295 and $341 per month.

-by Saurabh Bodas, an intern at NewsGram. Twitter: @saurabhbodas96

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  • Koldobika

    We have to bear in mind that The Lions of Flanders did an exceptional work in the Waffen SS,and with the German nationality, then they will not have to worry.
    Bacqueline is a wallon or french speaking belgian, and possibly is somewhat envious this about the amazing perfomance of the Lions.
    Nowadays the zionists and their vassals want many things in a hurry, so I wonder if something or someone is coming…………………………….

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  • Koldobika

    We have to bear in mind that The Lions of Flanders did an exceptional work in the Waffen SS,and with the German nationality, then they will not have to worry.
    Bacqueline is a wallon or french speaking belgian, and possibly is somewhat envious this about the amazing perfomance of the Lions.
    Nowadays the zionists and their vassals want many things in a hurry, so I wonder if something or someone is coming…………………………….

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Arun Jaitely Says Indira Gandhi Was No Different Than Hitler

The BJP leader said the 42nd Amendment diluted the power of High Courts to issue writ petitions

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Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday compared former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who imposed Emergency, to Hitler, stating that both used the Constitution “to transform democracy into dictatorship”. Jaitley, whose second blog of a three-part series coincided with the 43rd anniversary of imposition of the Emergency, also noted that unlike the German dictator, Gandhi went ahead to transform India into a “dynastic democracy”.

“Both Hitler and Gandhi never abrogated the Constitution. They used a republican Constitution to transform democracy into dictatorship,” he said. The BJP leader said Gandhi imposed Emergency under Article 352, suspended fundamental rights under Article 359 and claimed that disorder was planned by the opposition.

Jaitley said Hitler, who became the German Chancellor on January 30, 1933, got his President to invoke Article 48 of the country’s Constitution which gave emergency powers for the “protection of people in the State”. “The decree giving emergency powers put restrictions on personal liberty, free speech… The pretext for imposition of Emergency was that on February 27, 1933, German Parliament House, known as ‘Reichstag’, had been set on fire.

“Hitler claimed that it was a communist conspiracy to burn Government buildings and museums. Thirteen years later, in the Nuremberg trials, it was established that Reichstag fire was the handiwork of Nazis and Goebbels had conceived it.” He said Hitler arrested most opposition MPs.

“Indira Gandhi arrested most opposition MPs and, therefore, procured, through their absence, a two-third majority of members present and voting and enabling the passage of several obnoxious provisions through Constitution amendments,” Jaitley said.

The BJP leader said the 42nd Amendment diluted the power of High Courts to issue writ petitions, “a power which Dr. (B.R.) Ambedkar had said was the very heart and soul of India’s Constitution”. “They also amended Article 368 so that a Constitution amendment was beyond judicial review. There were a few things that Hitler did not do which Gandhi did.

 

“She prohibited the publication of Parliamentary proceeding in the media. The law which gave mandate to the media for publishing Parliamentary proceedings was popularly known as the Feroze Gandhi Bill,” he said. Since Hitler’s own election has been set aside, he had no change to make in this regard.

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“Gandhi amended both the Constitution and the Representation of People Act. The Constitution amendment made the election of the Prime Minister non-justiciable before a court. “The Representation of People Act was retrospectively amended to insert those provisions so that the invalid election of Gandhi could be validated by changes in law.” He said amendments to the constitution made during Emergency were later reversed by the Janata Party government. (IANS)