The 19the century in Brussels: 1883

Again, one of those “difficult” years. By this I mean that I could not find a house displaying the year 1883. Nevermind, I found this year mentioned in plaques and memorials.

One of tha plaques is about Father Agnello Vanden Bosch. He was a Catholic Franciscan priest, who in addition to founding a charity for the blind, was a “resistant” against the Nazi occupation during World War II. He was sent to Dachau where he was imprisoned and tortured. He died shortly after being freed.

Here is a link to a picture of Father Agnello in Flickr:

And here an article in Wikipedia (German) over Dachau’s “Pfarrerblock”. The name of Father Agnello appears in the list of Catholic clergy members who were imprisoned in this block.


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