Liberation of Brussels
September 4
, 1944

The Times-Picayune, September 5, 1944, p. 1

After landing at Normandy on June 7, 1944, the Western Allies fought their way across France and liberated Brussels on September 4th. She didn’t know it at the time but this was possibly the happiest day in the life of our survivor Jeannine Burk. She was a two weeks away from being five years old and had been a “hidden child” for a little over two years. On the day of liberation her mother Sara went immediately and retrieved her from the Christian woman who was her rescuer.


JEANNINE BURK: REUNION WITH MOTHER AND SISTER

The next day, September 5, 1944, The Times-Picayune published an account of the liberation of Brussels on the front page.

For weeks and then months, Jeannine and her family waited anxiously for her father to return from the camps.

JEANNINE BURK: WAITING FOR FATHER