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The first JBH of 2024 has just been published.

JBH, 2024, no 1

It contains four separate contributions. Firstly, Dorien Styven and Veerle Vanden Daelen (both Kazerne Dossin) seek explanations for the so-called 'Antwerp specificity' during World War II. This concerns the observation that the number of deported Jews from Antwerp was significantly higher than the Belgian average.
The second, Dutch-language article comes from Felix Deckx (KU Leuven). He looks at the impact of sulfone treatment on three Belgian-Congolese ‘leproseries’ in the Equator province (1940-1960) and analyses the evolution from a gradual dominance of religious centres to government control and scientification.
The third, English-language article is by Pascal Delwit (ULB). He analyses the first post-war municipal elections of 1946 with a critical view on the very relative victory of the Communist Party of Belgium.
Finally, Brice Prince (also ULB) outlines the history of the Œuvre de Secours pour les Victimes de la Guerre en Belgique, the Canadian contribution of international solidarity with Belgium during and immediately after the First World War.

This issue is priced at 15 euros (excluding postage) and can be ordered from Hilde Keppens, CegeSoma, Square de l'Aviation 29, 1070 Brussels, +32 2/556 92 11 - hilde.keppens@arch.be.