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... for two years until 1832 the Siege of Antwerp existed which ended when the Dutch surrendered. During the 20th century Antwerp was strategic during both World Wars; the second Siege of Antwerp occurred in 1914 when the city was taken by the German army. In the inter-war years Antwerp hosted the 1920 Olympics, however during the Second World War again the city was occupied by German forces and heavily bombed. Slowly the city recovered and since the 1990s has become a world renown ...
... shopping street in all of Benelux between 2002 and 2004. As I wandered through, I stumbled across a building that now housed - among other things - a branch of The Chocolate Line, but was commandeered for a time by none other than our friend Nappy Bonaparte. Some of the original paintings are still on the walls, and the kitchen is now in use as a chocolaterie. You can go in and watch Belgians make even yummier chocolate, which I did for ...
... costumes filled the square. We walked around the tents and were given samples of Belgium cheese, bread and chocolate!
As though that wasn't enough food already, on the other side of the square we found the Chocolate museum! The museum consisted of 3 floors. These floors talked about the history and interesting facts about none other than chocolate. They also included chocolate sculptures, clothing and of course, chocolate samples! We were able ...
... is not 100% certain, we do know that our grandmother Malka (known alternatively as Mania, Mary or Maria) was with Nathan. For how long we don't know but at least for some time in early 1939 as my dad was born May 7, 1940, three days incidentally, before the Germans invaded Belgium. I found a picture, which I have attached, on the Yad Vashem site, http://db.yadvashem.org/names/nameDetai ls.html?itemId=1980809&language=en< br> Wow!
Our next stop on the journey gave us some more insight into the rich history of the region, primarily through the architecture in the main squares, Grote Markt, and around the Cathedral of Our Lady. Unfortunately with the museums we had particularly wanted to see closed, and the entire length of the road in main fashion street was under construction, but it was fun to explore the little streets in the center, and we could imagine what the atmosphere would ...