Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Training Course – Kuala Lumpur

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Training Course – Kuala Lumpur
Event on 2013-06-11 09:30:00

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Training Course

Improve Your Websites' Search Rank and Performance

 

SEO is widely recognised as a fundamental part of any digital marketer's arsenal, yet it still remains elusive and misunderstood by many marketers who still follow SEO techniques from the 90's.

Our SEO training course demystifies the argot associated with search engine optimisation helping marketers, designers or developers create successful SEO campaigns that will compliment other online marketing activity.

The day is packed full of useful strategies, case studies, suggested tools and the very latest research on ideal practices. It aims to empower attendees to either run their own SEO campaigns or to superior manage their SEO bureau relationships, often blighted by demand of knowledge or trust.

This course is HRDF claimable. Charles Mann is chesty to be an approved Category C training provider, Registration number 4597, under the SBL scheme with Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB).

 

Date & Venue:

Tuesday 11th June 2013

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Cost: RM1250 per delegate (RM1050 Early Bird)

Duration: 9.30am – 5pm

Inclusive of all course material, lunch, refreshments and snacks

 

Course Programme:

  • Overview of the search marketing landscape
  • How social media is impacting on SEO
  • A review of the risks when running SEO campaigns
  • Setting and measuring SEO goals and objectives
  • Keyword research and planning: outsmarting your competitors
  • Using research tools to refrain the Google Panda penalty
  • How the psychology of individual search activity impacts on website design
  • Competitor benchmarking – techniques and tools
  • Understanding how search engines crawl websites
  • Creating and submitting webmaster sitemaps
  • Techniques to deal with duplicate or similar content
  • Dealing with migrating or relaunching websites
  • How to create metadata for search engines and social networks
  • Using Google Webmaster Tools to improve engagement
  • Managing your web designers: case studies of poor web design
  • Using tools to run SEO audits
  • A lesson in link building science
  • Google PageRank and its influence on modern SEO
  • The Google Penguin survival guide
  • Social Media and its effect on link building
  • Optimising your website structure for link building
  • Different structured approaches to running SEO campaigns
  • SEO trends to watch in 2013

 

Course Benefits:

Following this course, you will comprehend how to:  

  • Optimise your website search rank and performance
  • Use online tools to carry out keyphrase and market research
  • Perform competitor benchmarking using tools and advanced search commands
  • Implement ideal practices relating to search engine inclusion and exclusion
  • Implement ideal practice SEO web design, copywriting and site architecture
  • Select the ideal approaches to running your SEO campaigns
  • Carry out effective link building and off-page optimisation
  • Choose between outsourcing your SEO versus keeping it in-house

 All delegates will receive a certificate, hard and soft duplicates of course materials and four weeks post course support.  

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DMTF, ETSI, OASIS, OCEAN, OGF, OW2 and SNIA Announce Cloud Interoperability Week


Paris, France (PRWEB) Might 16, 2013

Standards organizations and open source communities DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force), ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute), OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), the FP7 OCEAN (Open Cloud for Europe, JApan and beyoNd) project, OGF (Open Grid Forum), the OW2 global open source community and SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) announce this day they are joining forces to organize the first Cloud Interoperability Week in Madrid, Spain, and Santa Clara, CA, USA the week of 16-20 September 2013.

The Cloud Interoperability Week will combine workshops, conferences, demonstrations and testing sessions to explore and extend the level of interoperability of different solutions with regards to existing standards, such as OCCI, CDMI, CIMI, OVF, and CAMP. This event continues the series of Cloud Plugfests launched in 2011 by SNIA and OGF and since joined by several other major organizations. The series is dedicated to the promotion of interoperability efforts for cloud standards-based software, services, frameworks, products and projects.

Standardization is the key enabler of interoperable cloud solutions. The Cloud Interoperability Week events will bring together developers and application communities to co-operate on approaches that enable interoperation. Both open source and commercial cloud projects are invited to take part in the workshop and testing sessions of Cloud Interoperability Week. Registration is free and open to any organization, with participation in testing subject to the terms of the participation agreement.

Cloud Interoperability Week will wage a one-of-a-kind insight into the current say of cloud standards implementations and use cases. This event is intended to accelerate the level of interoperability of different solutions and showcase how cloud standards work together.

Cloud Interoperability Week will be part of the SNIA Storage Developer Conference plugfest program held 16-19 September in Santa Clara, CA, and include events co-located with the European Grid Infrastructure Technical Forum and the 39th Open Grid Forum meeting 18-20 September at the Hotel Melia Castilla, in Madrid, Spain. The Cloud Interoperability Week is supported by the European Commission and by the participating organizations.

Developers interested in taking part in this challenging event can visit the Cloud Plugfest website at: http://www.cloudplugfest.org/cloud-interoperability-week

About DMTF

DMTF enables more effective management of millions of IT systems worldwide by bringing the IT industry together to collaborate on the development, validation and promotion of systems management standards. The group spans the industry with 160 member companies and organizations, and more than 4,000 active participants crossing 43 countries. The DMTF board of directors is led by 17 innovative, industry-leading technology companies. They include Advanced Micro Devices (AMD); Broadcom Corporation; CA Technologies.; Cisco; Citrix Systems, Inc.; EMC; Fujitsu; HP; Huawei; IBM; Intel Corporation; Microsoft Corporation; NetApp; Oracle; Red Hat; SunGard Availability Services and VMware, Inc. With this deep and broad reach, DMTF creates standards that enable interoperable IT management. DMTF management standards are critical to enabling management interoperability among multi-vendor systems, tools and solutions within the enterprise. Information about DMTF technologies and activities can be found at http://www.dmtf.org.

About ETSI

ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, aeronautical, broadcast and world wide web technologies and is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization. ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association whose more than 750 member companies and organizations, drawn from 62 countries crossways 5 continents worldwide, determine its work programme and participate directly in its work. At the request of the European Commission, ETSI has launched a Cloud Standards Coordination project (http://csc.etsi.org) to coordinate with stakeholders in the cloud standards ecosystems and devise standards roadmaps in support of European Union policy. For more information please visit: http://www.etsi.org

About OASIS

OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is a non-profit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society. OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for security, Cloud computing, SOA, Web services, the Smart Grid, electronic publishing, emergency management, and other areas. OASIS open standards offer the potential to lower cost, stimulate innovation, grow global markets, and protect the right of free choice of technology. OASIS members broadly represent the marketplace of public and private sector technology leaders, users and influencers. The consortium has more than 5,000 participants representing over 600 organizations and individual members in 100 countries. For further information, visit http://www.oasis-open.org

About OCEAN

The goal of OCEAN project is to foster the emergence of a sustainable open source cloud ecosystem in Europe, by generating greater efficiency among collaborative research projects on open source cloud computing. OCEAN develops an online directory of FLOSS outcomes of cloud projects as one-stop-shop directory for the growing community of Open Cloud projects builders, integrators and users. OCEAN will wage a functional mapping of these outcomes, in relation with key standards and reference models from leading standardization organizations such as NIST, ETSI, DMTF, OGF, in what we call an Open Cloud Interoperability Framework and Roadmap. OCEAN services will also contribute to build, test and check the calibre and the interoperablity of important cloud assets. OCEAN is a project funded in part by the FP7 Programme of the European Commission. For more information, please visit: http://www.ocean-project.eu

About OGF

Open Grid Forum (OGF) is a leading standards development organization operating in the areas of grid, cloud and related forms of advanced distributed computing. The OGF community pursues these topics through an open process for development, creation and promotion of relevant specifications and use cases.

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Yngwie Malmsteen – Ethan Brosh

Yngwie Malmsteen – Ethan Brosh
Event on 2013-05-26 20:00:00
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Yngwie Malmsteen

Yngwie Malmsteen was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 30, 1963. The youngest child in a household that included his mom Rigmor, sister Ann Louise, and brother Bjorn, Yngwie originally had no interest in music. However, on September 18, 1970, Yngwie saw a TV special on the death of guitar ruiner Jimi Hendrix. Seven-year-old Yngwie watched with awe as Hendrix blasted the audience with torrents of feedback and sacrificed his guitar in flames. The day Jimi Hendrix died, the guitar-playing Yngwie was born.

Applying his intense curiosity and tenacity to first an old Mosrite and then a cheap Stratocaster, Yngwie immersed himself in the music of such bands as Deep Purple and spent long hours practicing to learn their songs. His admiration for Ritchie Blackmore's classically influenced playing led him back to the source: Bach, Vivaldi, Beethoven, and Mozart. As Yngwie absorbed the classical structures of the masters, his prodigious style began to take shape. By age 10, he began to focus all his energies into music. His mom and sister, a talented flautist, recognized his one-of-a-kind musical gifts and gave him support and encouragement. His mastery of the instrument progressed rapidly. In his primeval teens, Yngwie saw a TV performance of Russian violinist Gideon Kremer, who performed the highly difficult 24 Caprices of 19th century virtuoso violinist Niccolo Paganini. The effect was profound, and Yngwie understood at last how to combine his love of classical music with his burgeoning guitar skills and onstage charisma.

By age 15, Yngwie's trademark style had begun to emerge. He worked for a time as a luthier in a guitar repair shop, where he came crossways a scalloped neck for the first time when a 17th century lute came into the shop. Intrigued, Yngwie scalloped the neck of an old guitar in similar fashion and was impressed enough with the results to try it on his superior guitars. The scalloped fret board was somewhat more difficult to play than a normal neck, but his control over the strings was so improved that Yngwie immediately adopted it as a permanent alteration to his equipment.

About this time, Yngwie began playing in a number of bands built around his explosive guitar style, with long instrumental explorations. Around age 18, Yngwie and several friends recorded a demo set of three songs for Swedish CBS, but the cuts were never released. Frustrated, Yngwie began sending demo tapes to record companies and music contacts abroad. One such tape found its way into the hands of Guitar Player contributor and Shrapnel Music. Yngwie was invited to record with a new band Steeler–and the rest, as they say, is history.

From Steeler, Yngwie moved on to Alcatrazz, a Rainbow-style band, but it became clear that to fully develop his talents, Yngwie would have to go solo. Yngwie's first solo album, Rising Force (now considered the bible for neoclassical rock) prefabricated it to #60 on the Billboard charts, an impressive feat for a mostly instrumental guitar album with no commercial airplay. The album also gained Yngwie a Grammy nomination for ideal rock instrumental performance. He was voted Ideal New Talent in several readers' polls, Ideal Rock Guitarist the year after, and Rising Force became Album of the Year. Rising Force blazed a trail on the concert circuit that established Yngwie as one of rock guitar's brightest new stars and added a new genre to the music lexicon: neoclassical rock.

With his place in guitar history firmly established, Yngwie's neo-classical compositions fueled the ears of fans and the ambitions of aspiring guitarists worldwide for over a decade with such powerhouse classic albums as Marching Out, Trilogy, Odyssey, Live in Leningrad / Trial By Fire (gold-selling concert video of Yngwie's 1989 sold-out concerts in Moscow and Leningrad), Fire & Ice (which debuted in Nihon at #1 and sold over 100,000 duplicates on the day of its release), The Seventh Sign, Magnum Opus, Inspiration (covering the music of Deep Purple, Rainbow, U.K., Kansas, Scorpions, Rush, and Jimi Hendrix), Facing the Animal, Alchemy, and Attack!!

In 1997, Yngwie evidenced that he was much more than a rock phenomenon. After months of intensive work, Yngwie produced his first absolutely classical work, Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra in Eb minor, Op. 1. This groundbreaking album was recorded in Prague with the prestigious Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and famed orchestra conductor Yoel Levi. Several years later, in 2001,Yngwie found his first opportunity to perform the critically acclaimed Concerto Suite with the New Nihon Philharmonic Orchestra in Tokyo. The DVD/CD/VHS package of this groundbreaking performance became Yngwie's first release of the year in Jan 2002.

In 2003, Yngwie joined the famous "G3" Tour in a lineup many guitar fans saw as the eventual dream combination (Satriani, Vai, Malmsteen). The CD and DVD of the tour became instant classics and hot sellers throughout the year. Once the G3 tour ended, Yngwie took to the road again in support of his Attack album.

Taking most of 2004 to rest, recharge his creative batteries, and work in his studio at his leisure, Yngwie produced a highly acclaimed new album titled Unleash the Fury. Featuring some of his most impressive playing and songwriting in years, the album garnered rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Virtuosityone.com, a favourite World wide web hard rock music review site proclaimed, "Yngwie Malmsteen, the Neo-Classical king is back to Unleash the Fury with another bag of alchemy fuelled compositions… Overall Unleash the Fury is a welcome return to form from … to deliver the goods." Reviewers on Amazon.com and CD Universe gave the new album 5-star ratings, with consumers proclaiming "Yngwie is the original, don't settle for cheap imitations!" and "it's a great year for shredders!"

In the summer of 2005, the Unleash the Fury World Tour kicked off in Ireland and headed crossways the globe, blazing new trails of glory. Malmsteen and his Rising Force lineup evidenced they were back with a vengeance by selling out the famed Hammersmith Apollo theatre in London and playing to rapt capacity crowds crossways the U.K., and garnering legions of new fans from Paris to Vienna to Madrid. Eager fans in the U.S. prefabricated the Unleash the Fury Tour a major event of the year.

By 2006, Yngwie's career resurgence was in full gear. He attended the annual NAMM music-industry convention to promote his new strings endorsement with Dean Markley, then toured the U.S. a second time, then Asia, Australia, and Finland by the end of the year, igniting fans as never before. Yngwie explained it this way: "Staying in good shape has a tremendous amount to do with it; I'm reaping the benefits this year." That year, Fender updated Yngwie Signature Malmsteen Model Strat, making small but important changes to the neck. "Fender rules the universe. They treat me so good, and I'm so honored and chesty to be working with them." Throughout 2007, Yngwie continued work on his next rock opus, and took a break in December to South USA and Mexico, fulfilling the dreams of fans who hadn't seen him in their country in years.

2008 marked Yngwie's 25th year in the U.S.! Yngwie signed several endorsements, with Austrian acoustics company AKG, makers of top-of-the-line microphones and acoustic equipment, and Boss/Roland. That same year, Yngwie learned he'd been chosen to be in the exclusive NAMM Oral History program. Begun in 2000, NAMM's Oral History Project documents through videotaped interviews some of the greatest contributors to the music products industry, including Herbie Hancock, Maynard Ferguson, Les Paul, blues legend B.B. King, and now, Yngwie Malmsteen.

Yngwie's redesigned official website, www.yngwiemalmsteen.com, went online, along with his own merchandise site. Yngwie continued to work at a leisurely pace on his next album. Work also continued on Fender's Malmsteen limited edition replica of the "Duck," Yngwie's prized and famed 1972 Strat. Fender Custom Shop experts flew to Miami to measure and photograph each aspect of the original instrument to ensure the replica's authenticity down to the last detail. With a new lineup that included ex-Priest singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, Yngwie played concert dates in Germany, doing clinics for Fender, and then hitting the summer festival circuit in Europe, starting with Graspop in Belgium and ending up in Finland, and then on to clinics and concerts in the U.K.

2008 also saw an astonishing testament to Yngwie's resurgence on the rock music scene – he scored the cover of Guitar World's "Kings of Shred" issue, appearing alone on the cover instead of sharing it with other musicians. About his newfound visibility, Yngwie said, "There are a lot of new, younger fans who are just discovering the joys of playing with speed, power, and articulation and they're coming to my shows and places like NAMM and guitar shows." Throughout 2008, Yngwie scored other entrepot covers, including All Access, Crusher Magazine, Fuzz, Guitar Player, Roadie Crew, and Vegas Rocks. But perhaps the biggest recognition of 2008 came in October, when Yngwie was inducted into Hollywood's Rock Walk of Fame on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

Also in October, Yngwie released his new studio album, Perpetual Flame, on his own newly established label, Rising Force Records. The album also marked the debut of Yngwie's new singer, ex-Judas Priest front-man Tim "Ripper" Owens. To coincide with the festivities surrounding Yngwie's first album in several years, the Fender Custom Shop unveiled the new Yngwie Malmsteen Tribute Series Stratocaster guitar, the reproduction of Malmsteen's beloved "Duck" (also called the "Play Loud" guitar). Touring to support the new album began in earnest, with a full schedule of dates starting in the U.S., and the momentum of Perpetual Flame kept rolling right on into the new year.

Early in the 2009, Yngwie contributed three tracks to the video game Rock Band, for both Xbox and PlayStation. Still promoting Perpetual Flame, Yngwie and the band played a series of killer concerts in Nihon with rock icons Deep Purple. By mid-summer, Yngwie astonished fans and critics alike by releasing an album absolutely off the beaten path for him, an entirely instrumental collection of ballads from Yngwie's early works, performed on acoustic guitar with orchestral arrangements. To everyone's surprise, Angels of Love (inspired by Yngwie's wife April) hit the top of Amazon.com's New Age music list.

Recognition of Yngwie's place in music history continued to come in. In Time Magazine, Yngwie found himself included as one of the "10 Greatest Electric Guitar Players." Near the end of the year, Yngwie and his management company decided to start releasing rare archival concert footage. The first was Yngwie in Korea, shot during his 2001 War to End All Wars Tour, in Seoul, South Korea. And that, asserts Yngwie, is just the tip of the berg of things to come!

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The ‘Park of Honour of Those Who Were Shot’

Memorial and graves of resistance heroes and martyrs – brave Jews, brave Christians, dissidents, anti-fascists, socialists, rebels, samizdat journalists and organisers – those who dared to question and fight oppression, and the evil Powers That Be.

Here you see the faces of my brothers, my own dear family, my partners in fighting sheer political evil – relaxing in their graves here, in perhaps the most poignant place in all of Brussels, Belgium. Here lie those in Belgium who were shot fighting the Nazis of the 1940s – as I myself have nearly been killed fighting the more current fascists, some of the ‘new Nazis’ of the 21st century.

Shortly after I arrived in Brussels as a political refugee from the US, under threat of murder by far-right political figures, this is one of the first places I visited. I came here to weep some tears amid the companionship of my anti-fascist comrades, who also looked death in the eye as they tried to talk and act for what is right.

The camera used here, and the chance to make these photos, are gifts of the brave dissident US Jewish physician, Dr Moshe ‘Moss’ David Posner, who risked and gambled his own life, to support me and help keep me alive in the grappling of threats by neo-Nazi assassins.

These are pictures from the regular life of writer and political refugee from the US, Dr Les (Leslie) Sachs – pictures documenting my new beloved home city of Brussels, Belgium, my life among the people and Kingdom who have given me country in the grappling of the threats to destroy me. Brussels has a noble history of providing a innocuous haven to other dissident refugee writers, such as Victor Hugo, Karl Marx, Charles Baudelaire, and Alexandre Dumas, and I shall forever be grateful that Brussels and Belgium have helped to protect my own life as well.

(To read about the efforts to silence me and my journalism, the attacks on me, the smears and the threats, see the website by European journalists "About Les Sachs" linked in my Flickr profile, and press articles such as "Two EU Writers Under Threat of Murder: Roberto Saviano and Dr Les Sachs".)

This extremely moving memorial and gravesite, is known locally as the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusillerden (Brussels is bi-lingual French- and Dutch-speaking, so place obloquy are given in both languages here.) – In English, the study is perhaps ideal rendered as the "Park of Honour of Those Who Were Shot".

The Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden includes many martyrs of the Belgian resistance of World War II, being both their gravesite and also the place where many of them were shot to death by a Nazi firing squad. – And it is also a memorial and the place of death, of other heroic figures who were shot to death in the previous German occupation of Belgium during World War I. One heroine from the First World War who was shot by the Germans and is now commemorated here, is the famous British nurse Edith Cavell.

The reason that this was a convenient place of execution by firing squad, is that it was originally part of a Belgian military training area and rifle range that existed here once upon a time, and you still see here the tall hillside that served as an earthen ‘backstop’ to safely absorb high-powered rifle bullets. The hillside was thus ready-made for the German commandants who occupied Brussels in both wars, to carry out their firing-squad executions.

Nowadays, the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden appears quite ‘central’ in urban Brussels, as it lies in the Schaerbeek – Schaarbeek commune, directly in the path from the EU institution area toward the roads that lead to the airport, and very near to the 90-metre high VRT-RTBF communications tower that has long been a major Brussels landmark.

The Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden is travel distance from the orient Brussels ‘prémétro’, which is a grouping of tram lines that run underground for several stops on both the orient and western sides of the Brussels city centre, supplementing the regular métro underground system with a similarly high frequency of service and also underground. If you continue along the prémétro lines south from the Diamant stop which is near the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, you shortly arrive at the elaborate 19th-century military barracks buildings which once housed the soldiers who used the rifle range and parade grounds, which later become the place of martyrdom for members of the anti-Nazi resistance.

This is a place of great emotion for me personally, because the resistance martyrs who lie in these graves – a number of them socialists, journalists and with Jewish-heritage, critics of corruption just like myself – are my comrades in my own ordeal. I barely escaped alive out of the USA, nearly murdered by neo-Nazi-linked thugs, who themselves spoke favourably of Hitler as they moved toward killing me, as well as trying to ban my capability to write and speak.

It is depressing that this place, Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, is very tiny visited nowadays. Most of the time when I come here to contemplate and shed a few tears amid my comrades, and also to acquire strength from their brave spirits, I am alone. Many of the family members and kids of those who died or are buried here, have now themselves often passed away.

But on occasion there are people visiting, and on one day I was privileged to meet the daughter of one of the resistance martyrs who is buried here. She spoke to me of being a tiny girl, and seeing the Nazis arrest her dad inside their home. She spoke about how they tied his hands behind his back, and yet how bravely he looked at her one last time. – She never saw her dad alive again, and she is now in her seventies. – But when she spoke of her father, her voice grew energised and strong. She stated she remembered the day of her father’s arrest like if it was yesterday. And as she spoke, I could feel it and nearly see it, as if I had been there myself.

The heroes in these graves are quite alive for me still. I am a religious man, a mortal of faith, and I believe in the life hereafter. – Many people have been afraid to help me, abandoning me to be murdered by the powerful forces of the American government – people too frightened to dare oppose the deadly US power of global assassination, the vicious US global media slandering of a dissident’s reputation – Yet when I accomplishment here at the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, I feel myself amid a powerful throng of comrades, among brave people who comprehend me, people who know what it is like to be menaced with murder and to look death straight in the eye. – I feel the spirits in these graves support me and sustain me, that they welcome me as one among themselves.

It is my privilege now to honour these brave companions of mine, giving their memory some further renown and support. And I have wanted very much to do so, as the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden still is in need of expanded documentation on the Web, before some of what can be seen here fades away much further.

One of the most powerful aspects of visiting this tree-lined and grassy cemetery and memorial, is that you see on a number of the grave markers, not only obloquy and comments from loved ones, but in some cases actual pictures of these brave people, pictures rendered into sepia-type pictures on porcelain. Though efforts were prefabricated to make these photographs permanent, the elements and the years and decades have taken their toll. Many of the pictures are now faded, or cracked, or broken, or fallen on the ground from their mountings. In one case I held a cracked porcelain image together with one hand, while taking the pic with the other hand. The years are passing, and I have wanted to document the faces of these brave heroes before they disappear, before time takes a greater toll on this place of unnameable honour.

You look into the eyes of these brave people, and you see and feel the spirit of true bravery, of genuine resistance of oppression, resistance to the point of death, their hope that sacrificing one’s own life in the fight, will yet do some good for others in the world. Look into their eyes, and you see their faces, faces of real people, quite like anyone in some ways, but in other ways very special, with a light in them that carries far beyond their own death – people who yet had the fire of establishment in that Greater than mere earthlike existence.

In this hillside that you see in the pictures – the hillside in front of which many of these heroes stood in the moment as they were shot to death – in that hillside is a massive memorial marker to the heroes of World War I who died here. On that marker it says:

Ici tomberent
sous les balles allemandes
35 héros victimes de leur
attachement à la patrie

Hier vielen
onder de duitse kogels
35 helden ten offer
aan hun liefde voor het vaderland

Here fell 35 heroes
who offered their lives
for their country
shot by the Germans

You’ll notice that the 4th study down on the marker is that of Edith Louisa Cavell (1865-1915), with just her initial and last study and the date of her death here, on 12 October 1915:

Cavell E. 12-10-1915

The banners that you see here, in the colours of red, yellow, and black, are in the three colours of the national flag of Belgium

There are 17 rows of graves here at the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, 12 on the upper level closer to the hillside, and then five on the lower level below. Between the upper and lower levels is an grapheme serving as a kind of centre for the memorial as a whole. On the grapheme it says, on one side in Dutch, on the other side in French:

Opgericht door de Verbroedering van de Vriendenkringen der Nazikampenen Gevangenissen
XXVe Verjaring
April 1970

Erigé par le Fraternelle des Amicales de Camps et Prisons Nazis
XXVe Anniversaire
April 1970

In English this would be:
Constructed by the Association of Friends of Those in the Nazi Camps and Prisons
25th Anniversary
April 1970

Around this grapheme lay some colourless but still visibly grand wreaths, place here by the highest figures of Belgian public life. One great wreath at the centre, place here by the King of the Belgians, Albert II, and his wife Paola, whose royal household has very quietly but effectively supplied some of the endorsement for me in Belgium, that has so far prevented me from being murdered here by foreign powers. – You see the ribbon state simply ‘Albert – Paola’.

And another massive wreath has a ribbon saying ‘la Gouvernement – de Regering’, from the government of Belgium.

Though many of the resistance martyrs buried here, were shot by firing squad right on this spot, a number of these martyrs died in other places, most especially in the Belgian concentration camp at Breendonk (Breendonck), which due to its stone structure is one of the best-preserved Nazi concentration camps. Breendonk can be visited today, about 40 kilometres north of Brussels in the direction of Antwerp, very near the Willebroek train station.

Among the graves here, a number are of heroes of the anti-Nazi resistance whose obloquy are unknown: ‘Inconnu – Onbekend’ state the grave markers in French and in Dutch. In one row, there are six unknowns side-by-side; and then the entire final last row of the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, is all the relaxing place of unknown heroes, 21 altogether.

In any struggle against oppressive government, there are often unknown heroes. – And as I myself am a victim of brutal deceptive media smear campaigns, as well as the US regime ordering search engines to suppress my own websites, I can testify as to how hard the evil powers work, to try to see that those who fight the system, remain unknown, or else smeared and slandered with propaganda and lies.

There are perhaps yet other heroes of the World War II resistance, whose anonymous graves somewhere, might yet one day be found. One of the pictures here is of a maintenance area by the side, where fresh grave markers are ready, some with crosses, some with a star of David, awaiting use for some other hero whose remains are yet to be discovered.

In addition to the photographs on the grave markers, which talk for themselves, a number of the graves are also marked with heartfelt statements by those who loved and honoured them. Most are in French, and with pictures where there are such engraved statements, there are transcriptions of what you find, along with a translation.

Many of these resistance martyrs to the Nazis who lie here, are of course Jewish. The majority are Christians of Belgium, but a significant proportion of the heroes who lie here, are Jewish resistance martyrs of the Holocaust. And even more than one from the same family – the Livchitz brothers who lie here. Moreover, some of the Christians who are buried here, are of Jewish heritage as well – as I am myself, a unitarian Christian.

My own heritage on my mother’s side is Jewish, and it was my commitment to honour the memory of relatives and other Jews who died in the Holocaust, that led to my being forced to become a political refugee from the United States. – Back when living in the US, I received a letter threatening the book-burning of the books of this Jewish-heritage writer, and I responded strongly. A few weeks later my freedom to talk and write was banned, and threats to extort and murder me were place in motion. This story has been told in other places (see link to press articles in my profile), but suffice it to state here, that it was my honouring the memory of murdered Jews, which led me to be a Jewish-heritage political refugee this day in Brussels.

Though I am unitarian Christian by faith, the old Jewish sites of Brussels and Belgium strike deep chords within me, as I very much feel the spirit of the Jews who suffered and died under the kind of prejudiced threats I have also suffered.

One of the things I am often-asked, as a Jewish-heritage political refugee, is why the Jewish groups and Jewish leaders, do not state or do more to defend me, against the threats to have me murdered, against the lies and hoaxes spread about me, against the blocking of my own journalism sites from the world wide web search engines. – For example, in my efforts to stay alive these last few years, I have received much more comfort and assistance and support from brave Muslims, than from the Jewish people who share my own heritage.

There are two main reasons for this kind of neglect of someone like myself by Jewish leaders. One is that I am not a political Hebrew – I favour peace and justice for all the residents of the ancient holy lands of Palestine. – A second reason, is that there is a depressing heritage among Jewish people, to stand by and do nothing while other Jews are attacked by the dominant power of the day. – It was that way in the old pogroms of Eastern Europe, it was that way under the Nazi-era exterminations, and it is that way this day regarding the case of the United States. – Since it is the US regime which has been attacking me and forcing me to be a refugee here, Jewish ‘leadership’ simply does not want to confront the USA. Given that I am a non-Zionist, and a unitarian Christian in faith, well, that settles it as far as Jewish leaders are concerned, and they turn away and state nothing.

There are still some brave Jews, however, like one brave Orthodox Jewish doctor in America, a friend who has helped me to be healthy to be here now, supplying these photographs of the Jewish and other martyrs of anti-Nazi resistance.

And the Jewish heritage is there in me, and I am glad I honoured the memory of the Holocaust dead, even though it led me into terrible sufferings at the hands of US political figures and the US regime.

There is a sense of profound spiritual accomplishment that I have, as I place on-line this historical record of the martyrs of the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden. It is perhaps only by the grace of God that I was healthy to escape the US alive, from the clutches of the people menacing to illegally slammer me and murder me in a US slammer cell. – My now being healthy to honour the memory of my fellow anti-fascist figures in Belgium, who were shot dead by the Nazis of an early era, feels to me to be one of the important purposes, for which I was kept alive by divine hands.

To visit the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, you can accomplishment about 600 metres from the Diamant ‘prémétro’ or underground tram stop which includes tram lines 23, 24, and 25. If you wish to get even closer by bus, you can take buses number 12, 21, or 79 the two stops from Diamant to the Colonel Bourg – Kolonel Bourg bus shelter sign. Alternatively, if you are in the EU area, you can take these same buses 12, 21 or 79 directly from the Schuman métro station by the EU’s main Berlaymont building. Another route is that bus 80 from the Mérode metro station will also take you directly to the Colonel Bourg – Kolonel Bourg stop. A few tens of metres west of where the bus halts, along the rue Colonel Bourg – Kolonel Bourgstraat, you see the sign directing to the entrance of the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden.

Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden; Lucien Grieten 1
website site structure
Image by historic.brussels

The ‘Park of Honour of Those Who Were Shot’

Memorial and graves of resistance heroes and martyrs – brave Jews, brave Christians, dissidents, anti-fascists, socialists, rebels, samizdat journalists and organisers – those who dared to question and fight oppression, and the evil Powers That Be.

Here you see the faces of my brothers, my own dear family, my partners in fighting sheer political evil – relaxing in their graves here, in perhaps the most poignant place in all of Brussels, Belgium. Here lie those in Belgium who were shot fighting the Nazis of the 1940s – as I myself have nearly been killed fighting the more current fascists, some of the ‘new Nazis’ of the 21st century.

Shortly after I arrived in Brussels as a political refugee from the US, under threat of murder by far-right political figures, this is one of the first places I visited. I came here to weep some tears amid the companionship of my anti-fascist comrades, who also looked death in the eye as they tried to talk and act for what is right.

The camera used here, and the chance to make these photos, are gifts of the brave dissident US Jewish physician, Dr Moshe ‘Moss’ David Posner, who risked and gambled his own life, to support me and help keep me alive in the grappling of threats by neo-Nazi assassins.

These are pictures from the regular life of writer and political refugee from the US, Dr Les (Leslie) Sachs – pictures documenting my new beloved home city of Brussels, Belgium, my life among the people and Kingdom who have given me country in the grappling of the threats to destroy me. Brussels has a noble history of providing a innocuous haven to other dissident refugee writers, such as Victor Hugo, Karl Marx, Charles Baudelaire, and Alexandre Dumas, and I shall forever be grateful that Brussels and Belgium have helped to protect my own life as well.

(To read about the efforts to silence me and my journalism, the attacks on me, the smears and the threats, see the website by European journalists "About Les Sachs" linked in my Flickr profile, and press articles such as "Two EU Writers Under Threat of Murder: Roberto Saviano and Dr Les Sachs".)

This extremely moving memorial and gravesite, is known locally as the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusillerden (Brussels is bi-lingual French- and Dutch-speaking, so place obloquy are given in both languages here.) – In English, the study is perhaps ideal rendered as the "Park of Honour of Those Who Were Shot".

The Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden includes many martyrs of the Belgian resistance of World War II, being both their gravesite and also the place where many of them were shot to death by a Nazi firing squad. – And it is also a memorial and the place of death, of other heroic figures who were shot to death in the previous German occupation of Belgium during World War I. One heroine from the First World War who was shot by the Germans and is now commemorated here, is the famous British nurse Edith Cavell.

The reason that this was a convenient place of execution by firing squad, is that it was originally part of a Belgian military training area and rifle range that existed here once upon a time, and you still see here the tall hillside that served as an earthen ‘backstop’ to safely absorb high-powered rifle bullets. The hillside was thus ready-made for the German commandants who occupied Brussels in both wars, to carry out their firing-squad executions.

Nowadays, the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden appears quite ‘central’ in urban Brussels, as it lies in the Schaerbeek – Schaarbeek commune, directly in the path from the EU institution area toward the roads that lead to the airport, and very near to the 90-metre high VRT-RTBF communications tower that has long been a major Brussels landmark.

The Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden is travel distance from the orient Brussels ‘prémétro’, which is a grouping of tram lines that run underground for several stops on both the orient and western sides of the Brussels city centre, supplementing the regular métro underground system with a similarly high frequency of service and also underground. If you continue along the prémétro lines south from the Diamant stop which is near the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, you shortly arrive at the elaborate 19th-century military barracks buildings which once housed the soldiers who used the rifle range and parade grounds, which later become the place of martyrdom for members of the anti-Nazi resistance.

This is a place of great emotion for me personally, because the resistance martyrs who lie in these graves – a number of them socialists, journalists and with Jewish-heritage, critics of corruption just like myself – are my comrades in my own ordeal. I barely escaped alive out of the USA, nearly murdered by neo-Nazi-linked thugs, who themselves spoke favourably of Hitler as they moved toward killing me, as well as trying to ban my capability to write and speak.

It is depressing that this place, Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, is very tiny visited nowadays. Most of the time when I come here to contemplate and shed a few tears amid my comrades, and also to acquire strength from their brave spirits, I am alone. Many of the family members and kids of those who died or are buried here, have now themselves often passed away.

But on occasion there are people visiting, and on one day I was privileged to meet the daughter of one of the resistance martyrs who is buried here. She spoke to me of being a tiny girl, and seeing the Nazis arrest her dad inside their home. She spoke about how they tied his hands behind his back, and yet how bravely he looked at her one last time. – She never saw her dad alive again, and she is now in her seventies. – But when she spoke of her father, her voice grew energised and strong. She stated she remembered the day of her father’s arrest like if it was yesterday. And as she spoke, I could feel it and nearly see it, as if I had been there myself.

The heroes in these graves are quite alive for me still. I am a religious man, a mortal of faith, and I believe in the life hereafter. – Many people have been afraid to help me, abandoning me to be murdered by the powerful forces of the American government – people too frightened to dare oppose the deadly US power of global assassination, the vicious US global media slandering of a dissident’s reputation – Yet when I accomplishment here at the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, I feel myself amid a powerful throng of comrades, among brave people who comprehend me, people who know what it is like to be menaced with murder and to look death straight in the eye. – I feel the spirits in these graves support me and sustain me, that they welcome me as one among themselves.

It is my privilege now to honour these brave companions of mine, giving their memory some further renown and support. And I have wanted very much to do so, as the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden still is in need of expanded documentation on the Web, before some of what can be seen here fades away much further.

One of the most powerful aspects of visiting this tree-lined and grassy cemetery and memorial, is that you see on a number of the grave markers, not only obloquy and comments from loved ones, but in some cases actual pictures of these brave people, pictures rendered into sepia-type pictures on porcelain. Though efforts were prefabricated to make these photographs permanent, the elements and the years and decades have taken their toll. Many of the pictures are now faded, or cracked, or broken, or fallen on the ground from their mountings. In one case I held a cracked porcelain image together with one hand, while taking the pic with the other hand. The years are passing, and I have wanted to document the faces of these brave heroes before they disappear, before time takes a greater toll on this place of unnameable honour.

You look into the eyes of these brave people, and you see and feel the spirit of true bravery, of genuine resistance of oppression, resistance to the point of death, their hope that sacrificing one’s own life in the fight, will yet do some good for others in the world. Look into their eyes, and you see their faces, faces of real people, quite like anyone in some ways, but in other ways very special, with a light in them that carries far beyond their own death – people who yet had the fire of establishment in that Greater than mere earthlike existence.

In this hillside that you see in the pictures – the hillside in front of which many of these heroes stood in the moment as they were shot to death – in that hillside is a massive memorial marker to the heroes of World War I who died here. On that marker it says:

Ici tomberent
sous les balles allemandes
35 héros victimes de leur
attachement à la patrie

Hier vielen
onder de duitse kogels
35 helden ten offer
aan hun liefde voor het vaderland

Here fell 35 heroes
who offered their lives
for their country
shot by the Germans

You’ll notice that the 4th study down on the marker is that of Edith Louisa Cavell (1865-1915), with just her initial and last study and the date of her death here, on 12 October 1915:

Cavell E. 12-10-1915

The banners that you see here, in the colours of red, yellow, and black, are in the three colours of the national flag of Belgium

There are 17 rows of graves here at the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, 12 on the upper level closer to the hillside, and then five on the lower level below. Between the upper and lower levels is an grapheme serving as a kind of centre for the memorial as a whole. On the grapheme it says, on one side in Dutch, on the other side in French:

Opgericht door de Verbroedering van de Vriendenkringen der Nazikampenen Gevangenissen
XXVe Verjaring
April 1970

Erigé par le Fraternelle des Amicales de Camps et Prisons Nazis
XXVe Anniversaire
April 1970

In English this would be:
Constructed by the Association of Friends of Those in the Nazi Camps and Prisons
25th Anniversary
April 1970

Around this grapheme lay some colourless but still visibly grand wreaths, place here by the highest figures of Belgian public life. One great wreath at the centre, place here by the King of the Belgians, Albert II, and his wife Paola, whose royal household has very quietly but effectively supplied some of the endorsement for me in Belgium, that has so far prevented me from being murdered here by foreign powers. – You see the ribbon state simply ‘Albert – Paola’.

And another massive wreath has a ribbon saying ‘la Gouvernement – de Regering’, from the government of Belgium.

Though many of the resistance martyrs buried here, were shot by firing squad right on this spot, a number of these martyrs died in other places, most especially in the Belgian concentration camp at Breendonk (Breendonck), which due to its stone structure is one of the best-preserved Nazi concentration camps. Breendonk can be visited today, about 40 kilometres north of Brussels in the direction of Antwerp, very near the Willebroek train station.

Among the graves here, a number are of heroes of the anti-Nazi resistance whose obloquy are unknown: ‘Inconnu – Onbekend’ state the grave markers in French and in Dutch. In one row, there are six unknowns side-by-side; and then the entire final last row of the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, is all the relaxing place of unknown heroes, 21 altogether.

In any struggle against oppressive government, there are often unknown heroes. – And as I myself am a victim of brutal deceptive media smear campaigns, as well as the US regime ordering search engines to suppress my own websites, I can testify as to how hard the evil powers work, to try to see that those who fight the system, remain unknown, or else smeared and slandered with propaganda and lies.

There are perhaps yet other heroes of the World War II resistance, whose anonymous graves somewhere, might yet one day be found. One of the pictures here is of a maintenance area by the side, where fresh grave markers are ready, some with crosses, some with a star of David, awaiting use for some other hero whose remains are yet to be discovered.

In addition to the photographs on the grave markers, which talk for themselves, a number of the graves are also marked with heartfelt statements by those who loved and honoured them. Most are in French, and with pictures where there are such engraved statements, there are transcriptions of what you find, along with a translation.

Many of these resistance martyrs to the Nazis who lie here, are of course Jewish. The majority are Christians of Belgium, but a significant proportion of the heroes who lie here, are Jewish resistance martyrs of the Holocaust. And even more than one from the same family – the Livchitz brothers who lie here. Moreover, some of the Christians who are buried here, are of Jewish heritage as well – as I am myself, a unitarian Christian.

My own heritage on my mother’s side is Jewish, and it was my commitment to honour the memory of relatives and other Jews who died in the Holocaust, that led to my being forced to become a political refugee from the United States. – Back when living in the US, I received a letter threatening the book-burning of the books of this Jewish-heritage writer, and I responded strongly. A few weeks later my freedom to talk and write was banned, and threats to extort and murder me were place in motion. This story has been told in other places (see link to press articles in my profile), but suffice it to state here, that it was my honouring the memory of murdered Jews, which led me to be a Jewish-heritage political refugee this day in Brussels.

Though I am unitarian Christian by faith, the old Jewish sites of Brussels and Belgium strike deep chords within me, as I very much feel the spirit of the Jews who suffered and died under the kind of prejudiced threats I have also suffered.

One of the things I am often-asked, as a Jewish-heritage political refugee, is why the Jewish groups and Jewish leaders, do not state or do more to defend me, against the threats to have me murdered, against the lies and hoaxes spread about me, against the blocking of my own journalism sites from the world wide web search engines. – For example, in my efforts to stay alive these last few years, I have received much more comfort and assistance and support from brave Muslims, than from the Jewish people who share my own heritage.

There are two main reasons for this kind of neglect of someone like myself by Jewish leaders. One is that I am not a political Hebrew – I favour peace and justice for all the residents of the ancient holy lands of Palestine. – A second reason, is that there is a depressing heritage among Jewish people, to stand by and do nothing while other Jews are attacked by the dominant power of the day. – It was that way in the old pogroms of Eastern Europe, it was that way under the Nazi-era exterminations, and it is that way this day regarding the case of the United States. – Since it is the US regime which has been attacking me and forcing me to be a refugee here, Jewish ‘leadership’ simply does not want to confront the USA. Given that I am a non-Zionist, and a unitarian Christian in faith, well, that settles it as far as Jewish leaders are concerned, and they turn away and state nothing.

There are still some brave Jews, however, like one brave Orthodox Jewish doctor in America, a friend who has helped me to be healthy to be here now, supplying these photographs of the Jewish and other martyrs of anti-Nazi resistance.

And the Jewish heritage is there in me, and I am glad I honoured the memory of the Holocaust dead, even though it led me into terrible sufferings at the hands of US political figures and the US regime.

There is a sense of profound spiritual accomplishment that I have, as I place on-line this historical record of the martyrs of the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden. It is perhaps only by the grace of God that I was healthy to escape the US alive, from the clutches of the people menacing to illegally slammer me and murder me in a US slammer cell. – My now being healthy to honour the memory of my fellow anti-fascist figures in Belgium, who were shot dead by the Nazis of an early era, feels to me to be one of the important purposes, for which I was kept alive by divine hands.

To visit the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, you can accomplishment about 600 metres from the Diamant ‘prémétro’ or underground tram stop which includes tram lines 23, 24, and 25. If you wish to get even closer by bus, you can take buses number 12, 21, or 79 the two stops from Diamant to the Colonel Bourg – Kolonel Bourg bus shelter sign. Alternatively, if you are in the EU area, you can take these same buses 12, 21 or 79 directly from the Schuman métro station by the EU’s main Berlaymont building. Another route is that bus 80 from the Mérode metro station will also take you directly to the Colonel Bourg – Kolonel Bourg stop. A few tens of metres west of where the bus halts, along the rue Colonel Bourg – Kolonel Bourgstraat, you see the sign directing to the entrance of the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden.

Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden 17

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Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden 17
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The ‘Park of Honour of Those Who Were Shot’

Memorial and graves of resistance heroes and martyrs – brave Jews, brave Christians, dissidents, anti-fascists, socialists, rebels, samizdat journalists and organisers – those who dared to question and fight oppression, and the evil Powers That Be.

Here you see the faces of my brothers, my own dear family, my partners in fighting sheer political evil – relaxing in their graves here, in perhaps the most poignant place in all of Brussels, Belgium. Here lie those in Belgium who were shot fighting the Nazis of the 1940s – as I myself have nearly been killed fighting the more current fascists, some of the ‘new Nazis’ of the 21st century.

Shortly after I arrived in Brussels as a political refugee from the US, under threat of murder by far-right political figures, this is one of the first places I visited. I came here to weep some tears amid the companionship of my anti-fascist comrades, who also looked death in the eye as they tried to talk and act for what is right.

The camera used here, and the chance to make these photos, are gifts of the brave dissident US Jewish physician, Dr Moshe ‘Moss’ David Posner, who risked and gambled his own life, to support me and help keep me alive in the grappling of threats by neo-Nazi assassins.

These are pictures from the regular life of writer and political refugee from the US, Dr Les (Leslie) Sachs – pictures documenting my new beloved home city of Brussels, Belgium, my life among the people and Kingdom who have given me country in the grappling of the threats to destroy me. Brussels has a noble history of providing a innocuous haven to other dissident refugee writers, such as Victor Hugo, Karl Marx, Charles Baudelaire, and Alexandre Dumas, and I shall forever be grateful that Brussels and Belgium have helped to protect my own life as well.

(To read about the efforts to silence me and my journalism, the attacks on me, the smears and the threats, see the website by European journalists "About Les Sachs" linked in my Flickr profile, and press articles such as "Two EU Writers Under Threat of Murder: Roberto Saviano and Dr Les Sachs".)

This extremely moving memorial and gravesite, is known locally as the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusillerden (Brussels is bi-lingual French- and Dutch-speaking, so place obloquy are given in both languages here.) – In English, the study is perhaps ideal rendered as the "Park of Honour of Those Who Were Shot".

The Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden includes many martyrs of the Belgian resistance of World War II, being both their gravesite and also the place where many of them were shot to death by a Nazi firing squad. – And it is also a memorial and the place of death, of other heroic figures who were shot to death in the previous German occupation of Belgium during World War I. One heroine from the First World War who was shot by the Germans and is now commemorated here, is the famous British nurse Edith Cavell.

The reason that this was a convenient place of execution by firing squad, is that it was originally part of a Belgian military training area and rifle range that existed here once upon a time, and you still see here the tall hillside that served as an earthen ‘backstop’ to safely absorb high-powered rifle bullets. The hillside was thus ready-made for the German commandants who occupied Brussels in both wars, to carry out their firing-squad executions.

Nowadays, the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden appears quite ‘central’ in urban Brussels, as it lies in the Schaerbeek – Schaarbeek commune, directly in the path from the EU institution area toward the roads that lead to the airport, and very near to the 90-metre high VRT-RTBF communications tower that has long been a major Brussels landmark.

The Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden is travel distance from the orient Brussels ‘prémétro’, which is a grouping of tram lines that run underground for several stops on both the orient and western sides of the Brussels city centre, supplementing the regular métro underground system with a similarly high frequency of service and also underground. If you continue along the prémétro lines south from the Diamant stop which is near the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, you shortly arrive at the elaborate 19th-century military barracks buildings which once housed the soldiers who used the rifle range and parade grounds, which later become the place of martyrdom for members of the anti-Nazi resistance.

This is a place of great emotion for me personally, because the resistance martyrs who lie in these graves – a number of them socialists, journalists and with Jewish-heritage, critics of corruption just like myself – are my comrades in my own ordeal. I barely escaped alive out of the USA, nearly murdered by neo-Nazi-linked thugs, who themselves spoke favourably of Hitler as they moved toward killing me, as well as trying to ban my capability to write and speak.

It is depressing that this place, Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, is very tiny visited nowadays. Most of the time when I come here to contemplate and shed a few tears amid my comrades, and also to acquire strength from their brave spirits, I am alone. Many of the family members and kids of those who died or are buried here, have now themselves often passed away.

But on occasion there are people visiting, and on one day I was privileged to meet the daughter of one of the resistance martyrs who is buried here. She spoke to me of being a tiny girl, and seeing the Nazis arrest her dad inside their home. She spoke about how they tied his hands behind his back, and yet how bravely he looked at her one last time. – She never saw her dad alive again, and she is now in her seventies. – But when she spoke of her father, her voice grew energised and strong. She stated she remembered the day of her father’s arrest like if it was yesterday. And as she spoke, I could feel it and nearly see it, as if I had been there myself.

The heroes in these graves are quite alive for me still. I am a religious man, a mortal of faith, and I believe in the life hereafter. – Many people have been afraid to help me, abandoning me to be murdered by the powerful forces of the American government – people too frightened to dare oppose the deadly US power of global assassination, the vicious US global media slandering of a dissident’s reputation – Yet when I accomplishment here at the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, I feel myself amid a powerful throng of comrades, among brave people who comprehend me, people who know what it is like to be menaced with murder and to look death straight in the eye. – I feel the spirits in these graves support me and sustain me, that they welcome me as one among themselves.

It is my privilege now to honour these brave companions of mine, giving their memory some further renown and support. And I have wanted very much to do so, as the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden still is in need of expanded documentation on the Web, before some of what can be seen here fades away much further.

One of the most powerful aspects of visiting this tree-lined and grassy cemetery and memorial, is that you see on a number of the grave markers, not only obloquy and comments from loved ones, but in some cases actual pictures of these brave people, pictures rendered into sepia-type pictures on porcelain. Though efforts were prefabricated to make these photographs permanent, the elements and the years and decades have taken their toll. Many of the pictures are now faded, or cracked, or broken, or fallen on the ground from their mountings. In one case I held a cracked porcelain image together with one hand, while taking the pic with the other hand. The years are passing, and I have wanted to document the faces of these brave heroes before they disappear, before time takes a greater toll on this place of unnameable honour.

You look into the eyes of these brave people, and you see and feel the spirit of true bravery, of genuine resistance of oppression, resistance to the point of death, their hope that sacrificing one’s own life in the fight, will yet do some good for others in the world. Look into their eyes, and you see their faces, faces of real people, quite like anyone in some ways, but in other ways very special, with a light in them that carries far beyond their own death – people who yet had the fire of establishment in that Greater than mere earthlike existence.

In this hillside that you see in the pictures – the hillside in front of which many of these heroes stood in the moment as they were shot to death – in that hillside is a massive memorial marker to the heroes of World War I who died here. On that marker it says:

Ici tomberent
sous les balles allemandes
35 héros victimes de leur
attachement à la patrie

Hier vielen
onder de duitse kogels
35 helden ten offer
aan hun liefde voor het vaderland

Here fell 35 heroes
who offered their lives
for their country
shot by the Germans

You’ll notice that the 4th study down on the marker is that of Edith Louisa Cavell (1865-1915), with just her initial and last study and the date of her death here, on 12 October 1915:

Cavell E. 12-10-1915

The banners that you see here, in the colours of red, yellow, and black, are in the three colours of the national flag of Belgium

There are 17 rows of graves here at the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, 12 on the upper level closer to the hillside, and then five on the lower level below. Between the upper and lower levels is an grapheme serving as a kind of centre for the memorial as a whole. On the grapheme it says, on one side in Dutch, on the other side in French:

Opgericht door de Verbroedering van de Vriendenkringen der Nazikampenen Gevangenissen
XXVe Verjaring
April 1970

Erigé par le Fraternelle des Amicales de Camps et Prisons Nazis
XXVe Anniversaire
April 1970

In English this would be:
Constructed by the Association of Friends of Those in the Nazi Camps and Prisons
25th Anniversary
April 1970

Around this grapheme lay some colourless but still visibly grand wreaths, place here by the highest figures of Belgian public life. One great wreath at the centre, place here by the King of the Belgians, Albert II, and his wife Paola, whose royal household has very quietly but effectively supplied some of the endorsement for me in Belgium, that has so far prevented me from being murdered here by foreign powers. – You see the ribbon state simply ‘Albert – Paola’.

And another massive wreath has a ribbon saying ‘la Gouvernement – de Regering’, from the government of Belgium.

Though many of the resistance martyrs buried here, were shot by firing squad right on this spot, a number of these martyrs died in other places, most especially in the Belgian concentration camp at Breendonk (Breendonck), which due to its stone structure is one of the best-preserved Nazi concentration camps. Breendonk can be visited today, about 40 kilometres north of Brussels in the direction of Antwerp, very near the Willebroek train station.

Among the graves here, a number are of heroes of the anti-Nazi resistance whose obloquy are unknown: ‘Inconnu – Onbekend’ state the grave markers in French and in Dutch. In one row, there are six unknowns side-by-side; and then the entire final last row of the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, is all the relaxing place of unknown heroes, 21 altogether.

In any struggle against oppressive government, there are often unknown heroes. – And as I myself am a victim of brutal deceptive media smear campaigns, as well as the US regime ordering search engines to suppress my own websites, I can testify as to how hard the evil powers work, to try to see that those who fight the system, remain unknown, or else smeared and slandered with propaganda and lies.

There are perhaps yet other heroes of the World War II resistance, whose anonymous graves somewhere, might yet one day be found. One of the pictures here is of a maintenance area by the side, where fresh grave markers are ready, some with crosses, some with a star of David, awaiting use for some other hero whose remains are yet to be discovered.

In addition to the photographs on the grave markers, which talk for themselves, a number of the graves are also marked with heartfelt statements by those who loved and honoured them. Most are in French, and with pictures where there are such engraved statements, there are transcriptions of what you find, along with a translation.

Many of these resistance martyrs to the Nazis who lie here, are of course Jewish. The majority are Christians of Belgium, but a significant proportion of the heroes who lie here, are Jewish resistance martyrs of the Holocaust. And even more than one from the same family – the Livchitz brothers who lie here. Moreover, some of the Christians who are buried here, are of Jewish heritage as well – as I am myself, a unitarian Christian.

My own heritage on my mother’s side is Jewish, and it was my commitment to honour the memory of relatives and other Jews who died in the Holocaust, that led to my being forced to become a political refugee from the United States. – Back when living in the US, I received a letter threatening the book-burning of the books of this Jewish-heritage writer, and I responded strongly. A few weeks later my freedom to talk and write was banned, and threats to extort and murder me were place in motion. This story has been told in other places (see link to press articles in my profile), but suffice it to state here, that it was my honouring the memory of murdered Jews, which led me to be a Jewish-heritage political refugee this day in Brussels.

Though I am unitarian Christian by faith, the old Jewish sites of Brussels and Belgium strike deep chords within me, as I very much feel the spirit of the Jews who suffered and died under the kind of prejudiced threats I have also suffered.

One of the things I am often-asked, as a Jewish-heritage political refugee, is why the Jewish groups and Jewish leaders, do not state or do more to defend me, against the threats to have me murdered, against the lies and hoaxes spread about me, against the blocking of my own journalism sites from the world wide web search engines. – For example, in my efforts to stay alive these last few years, I have received much more comfort and assistance and support from brave Muslims, than from the Jewish people who share my own heritage.

There are two main reasons for this kind of neglect of someone like myself by Jewish leaders. One is that I am not a political Hebrew – I favour peace and justice for all the residents of the ancient holy lands of Palestine. – A second reason, is that there is a depressing heritage among Jewish people, to stand by and do nothing while other Jews are attacked by the dominant power of the day. – It was that way in the old pogroms of Eastern Europe, it was that way under the Nazi-era exterminations, and it is that way this day regarding the case of the United States. – Since it is the US regime which has been attacking me and forcing me to be a refugee here, Jewish ‘leadership’ simply does not want to confront the USA. Given that I am a non-Zionist, and a unitarian Christian in faith, well, that settles it as far as Jewish leaders are concerned, and they turn away and state nothing.

There are still some brave Jews, however, like one brave Orthodox Jewish doctor in America, a friend who has helped me to be healthy to be here now, supplying these photographs of the Jewish and other martyrs of anti-Nazi resistance.

And the Jewish heritage is there in me, and I am glad I honoured the memory of the Holocaust dead, even though it led me into terrible sufferings at the hands of US political figures and the US regime.

There is a sense of profound spiritual accomplishment that I have, as I place on-line this historical record of the martyrs of the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden. It is perhaps only by the grace of God that I was healthy to escape the US alive, from the clutches of the people menacing to illegally slammer me and murder me in a US slammer cell. – My now being healthy to honour the memory of my fellow anti-fascist figures in Belgium, who were shot dead by the Nazis of an early era, feels to me to be one of the important purposes, for which I was kept alive by divine hands.

To visit the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, you can accomplishment about 600 metres from the Diamant ‘prémétro’ or underground tram stop which includes tram lines 23, 24, and 25. If you wish to get even closer by bus, you can take buses number 12, 21, or 79 the two stops from Diamant to the Colonel Bourg – Kolonel Bourg bus shelter sign. Alternatively, if you are in the EU area, you can take these same buses 12, 21 or 79 directly from the Schuman métro station by the EU’s main Berlaymont building. Another route is that bus 80 from the Mérode metro station will also take you directly to the Colonel Bourg – Kolonel Bourg stop. A few tens of metres west of where the bus halts, along the rue Colonel Bourg – Kolonel Bourgstraat, you see the sign directing to the entrance of the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden.

Interpreting Nature Weekend Art WorkshopFriday, May 3, 2013 – 5:00 pm to Sunday, May 5, 2013 – 4:00 pmIn this relaxed yet informative weekend art workshop, you will learn to interpret what you see in the natural world through observations and structural analysis. The art of drawing will be the focus with the intent of skill development in rendering line, shape, value and colour accurately and expressively. Basic perspective, composition and lighting will be discussed and applied in attainable exercises. A variety of media will be explored such as graphite, charcoal, pastel and ink. Participants will be able to choose from a range of subject matter. Instructor will give daily demonstrations and provide support and feedback as needed. Advance registration is required. This course is open to all. Space is limited. A minimum of 10 participants required to run the course. Instructor – Marta Scythes Marta Scythes is a medical illustrator, fine artist and educator. She has taught at St. Lawrence College, Southampton Art School, PEI School of Art, Queen’s University and the Haliburton School of The Arts, Fleming College for several years. Marta has illustrated for Harrowsmith Magazine and Harper Collins (New York). McClelland and Stewart published her pencil and ink illustrations in their best-selling UP NORTH nature series as well as in The Canadian Encyclopedia. In May 2012, Simon & Schuster released the best-selling book, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young which features Marta¹s carbon illustrations. Marta has created and produced two scientific animations on Type 1 Diabetes for The Hospital for Sick Children. Learn more about Marta athttp://www.bmc.med.utoronto.ca/~marta. Required Materials: Course materials are not provided, please see Art in Nature Required Materials List (PDF). If you have difficulty downloading this document, please request a copy by e-mail from rbrushey@uwaterloo.ca. Registration Fee: Option 1: $115.00 plus HST – Workshop only. Option 2: $175.00 plus HST – Workshop and two nights in double room accommodations. Each double rooms has two single beds, a sink, dresser, two desks and chairs. Double rooms may be shared with other workshop participants. Cost includes accommodations for one person. Option 3: $205.00 plus HST – Workshop and two nights single room accommodations. Single rooms at the Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment are equipped with an en suite bathroom with shower, a dresser, desk and chair. Maximum of 6 available. Materials are not provided. Participants are responsible for proving their own meals and refreshments. Guests staying on site will have access to our self-serve kitchen/lounge for meal preparation. Once your registration is received, you will receive a confirmation message by e-mail. The University of Waterloo will also send you an invoice, either by e-mail or mail, for the course deposit fee of $50 (including HST). Applicants will later be notified as soon as enough registrations have been received to run the workshop. If we do not receive enough registrations and the workshop is cancelled, deposits will be returned. Once the workshop is confirmed with enough registrants, if a participant cancels for reasons other than medical/compassionate, the deposit will not be returned. However, ifa replacement registrant is found, then the deposit will be returned for a cancellation. How to Register: Advance registration is required. This event is open to all. To register please complete our online registration form athttp://uwaterloo.ca/waterloo-summit-centre/interpreting-nature or contact Robin Brushey, at the Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment at 705-571-0259 or rbrushey@uwaterloo.ca.  Host Waterloo Summit Centre for the EnvironmentEvent website Interpreting Nature Weekend Art WorkshopLocation Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment 87 Forbes Hill Drive Huntsville P1H 1E7Canada

Interpreting Nature Weekend Art WorkshopFriday, Might 3, 2013 – 5:00 pm to Sunday, Might 5, 2013 – 4:00 pmIn this relaxed yet informative weekend art workshop, you will learn to interpret what you see in the natural world through observations and structural analysis. The art of drawing will be the focus with the intent of skill development in rendering line, shape, value and colour accurately and expressively. Basic perspective, composition and lighting will be discussed and applied in attainable exercises. A variety of media will be explored such as graphite, charcoal, pastel and ink. Participants will be healthy to select from a range of subject matter. Teacher will give regular demonstrations and wage support and feedback as needed. Advance registration is required. This course is open to all. Space is limited. A minimum of 10 participants required to run the course. Teacher – Marta Scythes Marta Scythes is a medical illustrator, fine artist and educator. She has taught at St. Lawrence College, Southampton Art School, PEI School of Art, Queen’s University and the Haliburton School of The Arts, Fleming College for several years. Marta has illustrated for Harrowsmith Magazine and Harper Collins (New York). McClelland and Stewart published her pencil and ink illustrations in their best-selling UP NORTH nature series as well as in The Canadian Encyclopedia. In Might 2012, Simon & Schuster released the best-selling book, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young which features Marta¹s carbon illustrations. Marta has created and produced two scientific animations on Type 1 Diabetes for The Hospital for Sick Children. Learn more about Marta athttp://www.bmc.med.utoronto.ca/~marta. Required Materials: Course materials are not provided, please see Art in Nature Required Materials List (PDF). If you have difficulty downloading this document, please request a copy by e-mail from rbrushey@uwaterloo.ca. Registration Fee: Option 1: 5.00 plus HST – Workshop only. Option 2: 5.00 plus HST – Workshop and two nights in double room accommodations. Each double rooms has two single beds, a sink, dresser, two desks and chairs. Double rooms might be shared with other workshop participants. Cost includes accommodations for one person. Option 3: 5.00 plus HST – Workshop and two nights single room accommodations. Single rooms at the Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment are equipped with an en suite bathroom with shower, a dresser, desk and chair. Maximum of 6 available. Materials are not provided. Participants are responsible for proving their own meals and refreshments. Guests staying on site will have access to our self-serve kitchen/lounge for meal preparation. Once your registration is received, you will receive a confirmation message by e-mail. The University of Waterloo will also send you an invoice, either by e-mail or mail, for the course deposit fee of (including HST). Applicants will later be notified as soon as enough registrations have been received to run the workshop. If we do not receive enough registrations and the workshop is cancelled, deposits will be returned. Once the workshop is confirmed with enough registrants, if a participant cancels for reasons other than medical/compassionate, the deposit will not be returned. However, ifa replacement registrant is found, then the deposit will be returned for a cancellation. How to Register: Advance registration is required. This event is open to all. To register please complete our online registration form athttp://uwaterloo.ca/waterloo-summit-centre/interpreting-nature or contact Robin Brushey, at the Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment at 705-571-0259 or rbrushey@uwaterloo.ca.  Host Waterloo Summit Centre for the EnvironmentEvent website Interpreting Nature Weekend Art WorkshopLocation Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment 87 Forbes Hill Drive Huntsville P1H 1E7Canada
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Nice Website Site Structure photos

A few nice website site structure images I found:

Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden; Mathias Detilloux 1
website site structure
Image by historic.brussels

The ‘Park of Honour of Those Who Were Shot’

Memorial and graves of resistance heroes and martyrs – brave Jews, brave Christians, dissidents, anti-fascists, socialists, rebels, samizdat journalists and organisers – those who dared to question and fight oppression, and the evil Powers That Be.

Here you see the faces of my brothers, my own dear family, my partners in fighting sheer political evil – relaxing in their graves here, in perhaps the most poignant place in all of Brussels, Belgium. Here lie those in Belgium who were shot fighting the Nazis of the 1940s – as I myself have nearly been killed fighting the more current fascists, some of the ‘new Nazis’ of the 21st century.

Shortly after I arrived in Brussels as a political refugee from the US, under threat of murder by far-right political figures, this is one of the first places I visited. I came here to weep some tears amid the companionship of my anti-fascist comrades, who also looked death in the eye as they tried to talk and act for what is right.

The camera used here, and the chance to make these photos, are gifts of the brave dissident US Jewish physician, Dr Moshe ‘Moss’ David Posner, who risked and gambled his own life, to support me and help keep me alive in the grappling of threats by neo-Nazi assassins.

These are pictures from the regular life of writer and political refugee from the US, Dr Les (Leslie) Sachs – pictures documenting my new beloved home city of Brussels, Belgium, my life among the people and Kingdom who have given me country in the grappling of the threats to destroy me. Brussels has a noble history of providing a innocuous haven to other dissident refugee writers, such as Victor Hugo, Karl Marx, Charles Baudelaire, and Alexandre Dumas, and I shall forever be grateful that Brussels and Belgium have helped to protect my own life as well.

(To read about the efforts to silence me and my journalism, the attacks on me, the smears and the threats, see the website by European journalists "About Les Sachs" linked in my Flickr profile, and press articles such as "Two EU Writers Under Threat of Murder: Roberto Saviano and Dr Les Sachs".)

This extremely moving memorial and gravesite, is known locally as the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusillerden (Brussels is bi-lingual French- and Dutch-speaking, so place obloquy are given in both languages here.) – In English, the study is perhaps ideal rendered as the "Park of Honour of Those Who Were Shot".

The Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden includes many martyrs of the Belgian resistance of World War II, being both their gravesite and also the place where many of them were shot to death by a Nazi firing squad. – And it is also a memorial and the place of death, of other heroic figures who were shot to death in the previous German occupation of Belgium during World War I. One heroine from the First World War who was shot by the Germans and is now commemorated here, is the famous British nurse Edith Cavell.

The reason that this was a convenient place of execution by firing squad, is that it was originally part of a Belgian military training area and rifle range that existed here once upon a time, and you still see here the tall hillside that served as an earthen ‘backstop’ to safely absorb high-powered rifle bullets. The hillside was thus ready-made for the German commandants who occupied Brussels in both wars, to carry out their firing-squad executions.

Nowadays, the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden appears quite ‘central’ in urban Brussels, as it lies in the Schaerbeek – Schaarbeek commune, directly in the path from the EU institution area toward the roads that lead to the airport, and very near to the 90-metre high VRT-RTBF communications tower that has long been a major Brussels landmark.

The Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden is travel distance from the orient Brussels ‘prémétro’, which is a grouping of tram lines that run underground for several stops on both the orient and western sides of the Brussels city centre, supplementing the regular métro underground system with a similarly high frequency of service and also underground. If you continue along the prémétro lines south from the Diamant stop which is near the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, you shortly arrive at the elaborate 19th-century military barracks buildings which once housed the soldiers who used the rifle range and parade grounds, which later become the place of martyrdom for members of the anti-Nazi resistance.

This is a place of great emotion for me personally, because the resistance martyrs who lie in these graves – a number of them socialists, journalists and with Jewish-heritage, critics of corruption just like myself – are my comrades in my own ordeal. I barely escaped alive out of the USA, nearly murdered by neo-Nazi-linked thugs, who themselves spoke favourably of Hitler as they moved toward killing me, as well as trying to ban my capability to write and speak.

It is depressing that this place, Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, is very tiny visited nowadays. Most of the time when I come here to contemplate and shed a few tears amid my comrades, and also to acquire strength from their brave spirits, I am alone. Many of the family members and kids of those who died or are buried here, have now themselves often passed away.

But on occasion there are people visiting, and on one day I was privileged to meet the daughter of one of the resistance martyrs who is buried here. She spoke to me of being a tiny girl, and seeing the Nazis arrest her dad inside their home. She spoke about how they tied his hands behind his back, and yet how bravely he looked at her one last time. – She never saw her dad alive again, and she is now in her seventies. – But when she spoke of her father, her voice grew energised and strong. She stated she remembered the day of her father’s arrest like if it was yesterday. And as she spoke, I could feel it and nearly see it, as if I had been there myself.

The heroes in these graves are quite alive for me still. I am a religious man, a mortal of faith, and I believe in the life hereafter. – Many people have been afraid to help me, abandoning me to be murdered by the powerful forces of the American government – people too frightened to dare oppose the deadly US power of global assassination, the vicious US global media slandering of a dissident’s reputation – Yet when I accomplishment here at the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, I feel myself amid a powerful throng of comrades, among brave people who comprehend me, people who know what it is like to be menaced with murder and to look death straight in the eye. – I feel the spirits in these graves support me and sustain me, that they welcome me as one among themselves.

It is my privilege now to honour these brave companions of mine, giving their memory some further renown and support. And I have wanted very much to do so, as the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden still is in need of expanded documentation on the Web, before some of what can be seen here fades away much further.

One of the most powerful aspects of visiting this tree-lined and grassy cemetery and memorial, is that you see on a number of the grave markers, not only obloquy and comments from loved ones, but in some cases actual pictures of these brave people, pictures rendered into sepia-type pictures on porcelain. Though efforts were prefabricated to make these photographs permanent, the elements and the years and decades have taken their toll. Many of the pictures are now faded, or cracked, or broken, or fallen on the ground from their mountings. In one case I held a cracked porcelain image together with one hand, while taking the pic with the other hand. The years are passing, and I have wanted to document the faces of these brave heroes before they disappear, before time takes a greater toll on this place of unnameable honour.

You look into the eyes of these brave people, and you see and feel the spirit of true bravery, of genuine resistance of oppression, resistance to the point of death, their hope that sacrificing one’s own life in the fight, will yet do some good for others in the world. Look into their eyes, and you see their faces, faces of real people, quite like anyone in some ways, but in other ways very special, with a light in them that carries far beyond their own death – people who yet had the fire of establishment in that Greater than mere earthlike existence.

In this hillside that you see in the pictures – the hillside in front of which many of these heroes stood in the moment as they were shot to death – in that hillside is a massive memorial marker to the heroes of World War I who died here. On that marker it says:

Ici tomberent
sous les balles allemandes
35 héros victimes de leur
attachement à la patrie

Hier vielen
onder de duitse kogels
35 helden ten offer
aan hun liefde voor het vaderland

Here fell 35 heroes
who offered their lives
for their country
shot by the Germans

You’ll notice that the 4th study down on the marker is that of Edith Louisa Cavell (1865-1915), with just her initial and last study and the date of her death here, on 12 October 1915:

Cavell E. 12-10-1915

The banners that you see here, in the colours of red, yellow, and black, are in the three colours of the national flag of Belgium

There are 17 rows of graves here at the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, 12 on the upper level closer to the hillside, and then five on the lower level below. Between the upper and lower levels is an grapheme serving as a kind of centre for the memorial as a whole. On the grapheme it says, on one side in Dutch, on the other side in French:

Opgericht door de Verbroedering van de Vriendenkringen der Nazikampenen Gevangenissen
XXVe Verjaring
April 1970

Erigé par le Fraternelle des Amicales de Camps et Prisons Nazis
XXVe Anniversaire
April 1970

In English this would be:
Constructed by the Association of Friends of Those in the Nazi Camps and Prisons
25th Anniversary
April 1970

Around this grapheme lay some colourless but still visibly grand wreaths, place here by the highest figures of Belgian public life. One great wreath at the centre, place here by the King of the Belgians, Albert II, and his wife Paola, whose royal household has very quietly but effectively supplied some of the endorsement for me in Belgium, that has so far prevented me from being murdered here by foreign powers. – You see the ribbon state simply ‘Albert – Paola’.

And another massive wreath has a ribbon saying ‘la Gouvernement – de Regering’, from the government of Belgium.

Though many of the resistance martyrs buried here, were shot by firing squad right on this spot, a number of these martyrs died in other places, most especially in the Belgian concentration camp at Breendonk (Breendonck), which due to its stone structure is one of the best-preserved Nazi concentration camps. Breendonk can be visited today, about 40 kilometres north of Brussels in the direction of Antwerp, very near the Willebroek train station.

Among the graves here, a number are of heroes of the anti-Nazi resistance whose obloquy are unknown: ‘Inconnu – Onbekend’ state the grave markers in French and in Dutch. In one row, there are six unknowns side-by-side; and then the entire final last row of the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, is all the relaxing place of unknown heroes, 21 altogether.

In any struggle against oppressive government, there are often unknown heroes. – And as I myself am a victim of brutal deceptive media smear campaigns, as well as the US regime ordering search engines to suppress my own websites, I can testify as to how hard the evil powers work, to try to see that those who fight the system, remain unknown, or else smeared and slandered with propaganda and lies.

There are perhaps yet other heroes of the World War II resistance, whose anonymous graves somewhere, might yet one day be found. One of the pictures here is of a maintenance area by the side, where fresh grave markers are ready, some with crosses, some with a star of David, awaiting use for some other hero whose remains are yet to be discovered.

In addition to the photographs on the grave markers, which talk for themselves, a number of the graves are also marked with heartfelt statements by those who loved and honoured them. Most are in French, and with pictures where there are such engraved statements, there are transcriptions of what you find, along with a translation.

Many of these resistance martyrs to the Nazis who lie here, are of course Jewish. The majority are Christians of Belgium, but a significant proportion of the heroes who lie here, are Jewish resistance martyrs of the Holocaust. And even more than one from the same family – the Livchitz brothers who lie here. Moreover, some of the Christians who are buried here, are of Jewish heritage as well – as I am myself, a unitarian Christian.

My own heritage on my mother’s side is Jewish, and it was my commitment to honour the memory of relatives and other Jews who died in the Holocaust, that led to my being forced to become a political refugee from the United States. – Back when living in the US, I received a letter threatening the book-burning of the books of this Jewish-heritage writer, and I responded strongly. A few weeks later my freedom to talk and write was banned, and threats to extort and murder me were place in motion. This story has been told in other places (see link to press articles in my profile), but suffice it to state here, that it was my honouring the memory of murdered Jews, which led me to be a Jewish-heritage political refugee this day in Brussels.

Though I am unitarian Christian by faith, the old Jewish sites of Brussels and Belgium strike deep chords within me, as I very much feel the spirit of the Jews who suffered and died under the kind of prejudiced threats I have also suffered.

One of the things I am often-asked, as a Jewish-heritage political refugee, is why the Jewish groups and Jewish leaders, do not state or do more to defend me, against the threats to have me murdered, against the lies and hoaxes spread about me, against the blocking of my own journalism sites from the world wide web search engines. – For example, in my efforts to stay alive these last few years, I have received much more comfort and assistance and support from brave Muslims, than from the Jewish people who share my own heritage.

There are two main reasons for this kind of neglect of someone like myself by Jewish leaders. One is that I am not a political Hebrew – I favour peace and justice for all the residents of the ancient holy lands of Palestine. – A second reason, is that there is a depressing heritage among Jewish people, to stand by and do nothing while other Jews are attacked by the dominant power of the day. – It was that way in the old pogroms of Eastern Europe, it was that way under the Nazi-era exterminations, and it is that way this day regarding the case of the United States. – Since it is the US regime which has been attacking me and forcing me to be a refugee here, Jewish ‘leadership’ simply does not want to confront the USA. Given that I am a non-Zionist, and a unitarian Christian in faith, well, that settles it as far as Jewish leaders are concerned, and they turn away and state nothing.

There are still some brave Jews, however, like one brave Orthodox Jewish doctor in America, a friend who has helped me to be healthy to be here now, supplying these photographs of the Jewish and other martyrs of anti-Nazi resistance.

And the Jewish heritage is there in me, and I am glad I honoured the memory of the Holocaust dead, even though it led me into terrible sufferings at the hands of US political figures and the US regime.

There is a sense of profound spiritual accomplishment that I have, as I place on-line this historical record of the martyrs of the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden. It is perhaps only by the grace of God that I was healthy to escape the US alive, from the clutches of the people menacing to illegally slammer me and murder me in a US slammer cell. – My now being healthy to honour the memory of my fellow anti-fascist figures in Belgium, who were shot dead by the Nazis of an early era, feels to me to be one of the important purposes, for which I was kept alive by divine hands.

To visit the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, you can accomplishment about 600 metres from the Diamant ‘prémétro’ or underground tram stop which includes tram lines 23, 24, and 25. If you wish to get even closer by bus, you can take buses number 12, 21, or 79 the two stops from Diamant to the Colonel Bourg – Kolonel Bourg bus shelter sign. Alternatively, if you are in the EU area, you can take these same buses 12, 21 or 79 directly from the Schuman métro station by the EU’s main Berlaymont building. Another route is that bus 80 from the Mérode metro station will also take you directly to the Colonel Bourg – Kolonel Bourg stop. A few tens of metres west of where the bus halts, along the rue Colonel Bourg – Kolonel Bourgstraat, you see the sign directing to the entrance of the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden.

Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden; Walter Kriss
website site structure
Image by historic.brussels

The ‘Park of Honour of Those Who Were Shot’

Memorial and graves of resistance heroes and martyrs – brave Jews, brave Christians, dissidents, anti-fascists, socialists, rebels, samizdat journalists and organisers – those who dared to question and fight oppression, and the evil Powers That Be.

Here you see the faces of my brothers, my own dear family, my partners in fighting sheer political evil – relaxing in their graves here, in perhaps the most poignant place in all of Brussels, Belgium. Here lie those in Belgium who were shot fighting the Nazis of the 1940s – as I myself have nearly been killed fighting the more current fascists, some of the ‘new Nazis’ of the 21st century.

Shortly after I arrived in Brussels as a political refugee from the US, under threat of murder by far-right political figures, this is one of the first places I visited. I came here to weep some tears amid the companionship of my anti-fascist comrades, who also looked death in the eye as they tried to talk and act for what is right.

The camera used here, and the chance to make these photos, are gifts of the brave dissident US Jewish physician, Dr Moshe ‘Moss’ David Posner, who risked and gambled his own life, to support me and help keep me alive in the grappling of threats by neo-Nazi assassins.

These are pictures from the regular life of writer and political refugee from the US, Dr Les (Leslie) Sachs – pictures documenting my new beloved home city of Brussels, Belgium, my life among the people and Kingdom who have given me country in the grappling of the threats to destroy me. Brussels has a noble history of providing a innocuous haven to other dissident refugee writers, such as Victor Hugo, Karl Marx, Charles Baudelaire, and Alexandre Dumas, and I shall forever be grateful that Brussels and Belgium have helped to protect my own life as well.

(To read about the efforts to silence me and my journalism, the attacks on me, the smears and the threats, see the website by European journalists "About Les Sachs" linked in my Flickr profile, and press articles such as "Two EU Writers Under Threat of Murder: Roberto Saviano and Dr Les Sachs".)

This extremely moving memorial and gravesite, is known locally as the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusillerden (Brussels is bi-lingual French- and Dutch-speaking, so place obloquy are given in both languages here.) – In English, the study is perhaps ideal rendered as the "Park of Honour of Those Who Were Shot".

The Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden includes many martyrs of the Belgian resistance of World War II, being both their gravesite and also the place where many of them were shot to death by a Nazi firing squad. – And it is also a memorial and the place of death, of other heroic figures who were shot to death in the previous German occupation of Belgium during World War I. One heroine from the First World War who was shot by the Germans and is now commemorated here, is the famous British nurse Edith Cavell.

The reason that this was a convenient place of execution by firing squad, is that it was originally part of a Belgian military training area and rifle range that existed here once upon a time, and you still see here the tall hillside that served as an earthen ‘backstop’ to safely absorb high-powered rifle bullets. The hillside was thus ready-made for the German commandants who occupied Brussels in both wars, to carry out their firing-squad executions.

Nowadays, the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden appears quite ‘central’ in urban Brussels, as it lies in the Schaerbeek – Schaarbeek commune, directly in the path from the EU institution area toward the roads that lead to the airport, and very near to the 90-metre high VRT-RTBF communications tower that has long been a major Brussels landmark.

The Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden is travel distance from the orient Brussels ‘prémétro’, which is a grouping of tram lines that run underground for several stops on both the orient and western sides of the Brussels city centre, supplementing the regular métro underground system with a similarly high frequency of service and also underground. If you continue along the prémétro lines south from the Diamant stop which is near the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, you shortly arrive at the elaborate 19th-century military barracks buildings which once housed the soldiers who used the rifle range and parade grounds, which later become the place of martyrdom for members of the anti-Nazi resistance.

This is a place of great emotion for me personally, because the resistance martyrs who lie in these graves – a number of them socialists, journalists and with Jewish-heritage, critics of corruption just like myself – are my comrades in my own ordeal. I barely escaped alive out of the USA, nearly murdered by neo-Nazi-linked thugs, who themselves spoke favourably of Hitler as they moved toward killing me, as well as trying to ban my capability to write and speak.

It is depressing that this place, Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, is very tiny visited nowadays. Most of the time when I come here to contemplate and shed a few tears amid my comrades, and also to acquire strength from their brave spirits, I am alone. Many of the family members and kids of those who died or are buried here, have now themselves often passed away.

But on occasion there are people visiting, and on one day I was privileged to meet the daughter of one of the resistance martyrs who is buried here. She spoke to me of being a tiny girl, and seeing the Nazis arrest her dad inside their home. She spoke about how they tied his hands behind his back, and yet how bravely he looked at her one last time. – She never saw her dad alive again, and she is now in her seventies. – But when she spoke of her father, her voice grew energised and strong. She stated she remembered the day of her father’s arrest like if it was yesterday. And as she spoke, I could feel it and nearly see it, as if I had been there myself.

The heroes in these graves are quite alive for me still. I am a religious man, a mortal of faith, and I believe in the life hereafter. – Many people have been afraid to help me, abandoning me to be murdered by the powerful forces of the American government – people too frightened to dare oppose the deadly US power of global assassination, the vicious US global media slandering of a dissident’s reputation – Yet when I accomplishment here at the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, I feel myself amid a powerful throng of comrades, among brave people who comprehend me, people who know what it is like to be menaced with murder and to look death straight in the eye. – I feel the spirits in these graves support me and sustain me, that they welcome me as one among themselves.

It is my privilege now to honour these brave companions of mine, giving their memory some further renown and support. And I have wanted very much to do so, as the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden still is in need of expanded documentation on the Web, before some of what can be seen here fades away much further.

One of the most powerful aspects of visiting this tree-lined and grassy cemetery and memorial, is that you see on a number of the grave markers, not only obloquy and comments from loved ones, but in some cases actual pictures of these brave people, pictures rendered into sepia-type pictures on porcelain. Though efforts were prefabricated to make these photographs permanent, the elements and the years and decades have taken their toll. Many of the pictures are now faded, or cracked, or broken, or fallen on the ground from their mountings. In one case I held a cracked porcelain image together with one hand, while taking the pic with the other hand. The years are passing, and I have wanted to document the faces of these brave heroes before they disappear, before time takes a greater toll on this place of unnameable honour.

You look into the eyes of these brave people, and you see and feel the spirit of true bravery, of genuine resistance of oppression, resistance to the point of death, their hope that sacrificing one’s own life in the fight, will yet do some good for others in the world. Look into their eyes, and you see their faces, faces of real people, quite like anyone in some ways, but in other ways very special, with a light in them that carries far beyond their own death – people who yet had the fire of establishment in that Greater than mere earthlike existence.

In this hillside that you see in the pictures – the hillside in front of which many of these heroes stood in the moment as they were shot to death – in that hillside is a massive memorial marker to the heroes of World War I who died here. On that marker it says:

Ici tomberent
sous les balles allemandes
35 héros victimes de leur
attachement à la patrie

Hier vielen
onder de duitse kogels
35 helden ten offer
aan hun liefde voor het vaderland

Here fell 35 heroes
who offered their lives
for their country
shot by the Germans

You’ll notice that the 4th study down on the marker is that of Edith Louisa Cavell (1865-1915), with just her initial and last study and the date of her death here, on 12 October 1915:

Cavell E. 12-10-1915

The banners that you see here, in the colours of red, yellow, and black, are in the three colours of the national flag of Belgium

There are 17 rows of graves here at the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, 12 on the upper level closer to the hillside, and then five on the lower level below. Between the upper and lower levels is an grapheme serving as a kind of centre for the memorial as a whole. On the grapheme it says, on one side in Dutch, on the other side in French:

Opgericht door de Verbroedering van de Vriendenkringen der Nazikampenen Gevangenissen
XXVe Verjaring
April 1970

Erigé par le Fraternelle des Amicales de Camps et Prisons Nazis
XXVe Anniversaire
April 1970

In English this would be:
Constructed by the Association of Friends of Those in the Nazi Camps and Prisons
25th Anniversary
April 1970

Around this grapheme lay some colourless but still visibly grand wreaths, place here by the highest figures of Belgian public life. One great wreath at the centre, place here by the King of the Belgians, Albert II, and his wife Paola, whose royal household has very quietly but effectively supplied some of the endorsement for me in Belgium, that has so far prevented me from being murdered here by foreign powers. – You see the ribbon state simply ‘Albert – Paola’.

And another massive wreath has a ribbon saying ‘la Gouvernement – de Regering’, from the government of Belgium.

Though many of the resistance martyrs buried here, were shot by firing squad right on this spot, a number of these martyrs died in other places, most especially in the Belgian concentration camp at Breendonk (Breendonck), which due to its stone structure is one of the best-preserved Nazi concentration camps. Breendonk can be visited today, about 40 kilometres north of Brussels in the direction of Antwerp, very near the Willebroek train station.

Among the graves here, a number are of heroes of the anti-Nazi resistance whose obloquy are unknown: ‘Inconnu – Onbekend’ state the grave markers in French and in Dutch. In one row, there are six unknowns side-by-side; and then the entire final last row of the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, is all the relaxing place of unknown heroes, 21 altogether.

In any struggle against oppressive government, there are often unknown heroes. – And as I myself am a victim of brutal deceptive media smear campaigns, as well as the US regime ordering search engines to suppress my own websites, I can testify as to how hard the evil powers work, to try to see that those who fight the system, remain unknown, or else smeared and slandered with propaganda and lies.

There are perhaps yet other heroes of the World War II resistance, whose anonymous graves somewhere, might yet one day be found. One of the pictures here is of a maintenance area by the side, where fresh grave markers are ready, some with crosses, some with a star of David, awaiting use for some other hero whose remains are yet to be discovered.

In addition to the photographs on the grave markers, which talk for themselves, a number of the graves are also marked with heartfelt statements by those who loved and honoured them. Most are in French, and with pictures where there are such engraved statements, there are transcriptions of what you find, along with a translation.

Many of these resistance martyrs to the Nazis who lie here, are of course Jewish. The majority are Christians of Belgium, but a significant proportion of the heroes who lie here, are Jewish resistance martyrs of the Holocaust. And even more than one from the same family – the Livchitz brothers who lie here. Moreover, some of the Christians who are buried here, are of Jewish heritage as well – as I am myself, a unitarian Christian.

My own heritage on my mother’s side is Jewish, and it was my commitment to honour the memory of relatives and other Jews who died in the Holocaust, that led to my being forced to become a political refugee from the United States. – Back when living in the US, I received a letter threatening the book-burning of the books of this Jewish-heritage writer, and I responded strongly. A few weeks later my freedom to talk and write was banned, and threats to extort and murder me were place in motion. This story has been told in other places (see link to press articles in my profile), but suffice it to state here, that it was my honouring the memory of murdered Jews, which led me to be a Jewish-heritage political refugee this day in Brussels.

Though I am unitarian Christian by faith, the old Jewish sites of Brussels and Belgium strike deep chords within me, as I very much feel the spirit of the Jews who suffered and died under the kind of prejudiced threats I have also suffered.

One of the things I am often-asked, as a Jewish-heritage political refugee, is why the Jewish groups and Jewish leaders, do not state or do more to defend me, against the threats to have me murdered, against the lies and hoaxes spread about me, against the blocking of my own journalism sites from the world wide web search engines. – For example, in my efforts to stay alive these last few years, I have received much more comfort and assistance and support from brave Muslims, than from the Jewish people who share my own heritage.

There are two main reasons for this kind of neglect of someone like myself by Jewish leaders. One is that I am not a political Hebrew – I favour peace and justice for all the residents of the ancient holy lands of Palestine. – A second reason, is that there is a depressing heritage among Jewish people, to stand by and do nothing while other Jews are attacked by the dominant power of the day. – It was that way in the old pogroms of Eastern Europe, it was that way under the Nazi-era exterminations, and it is that way this day regarding the case of the United States. – Since it is the US regime which has been attacking me and forcing me to be a refugee here, Jewish ‘leadership’ simply does not want to confront the USA. Given that I am a non-Zionist, and a unitarian Christian in faith, well, that settles it as far as Jewish leaders are concerned, and they turn away and state nothing.

There are still some brave Jews, however, like one brave Orthodox Jewish doctor in America, a friend who has helped me to be healthy to be here now, supplying these photographs of the Jewish and other martyrs of anti-Nazi resistance.

And the Jewish heritage is there in me, and I am glad I honoured the memory of the Holocaust dead, even though it led me into terrible sufferings at the hands of US political figures and the US regime.

There is a sense of profound spiritual accomplishment that I have, as I place on-line this historical record of the martyrs of the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden. It is perhaps only by the grace of God that I was healthy to escape the US alive, from the clutches of the people menacing to illegally slammer me and murder me in a US slammer cell. – My now being healthy to honour the memory of my fellow anti-fascist figures in Belgium, who were shot dead by the Nazis of an early era, feels to me to be one of the important purposes, for which I was kept alive by divine hands.

To visit the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, you can accomplishment about 600 metres from the Diamant ‘prémétro’ or underground tram stop which includes tram lines 23, 24, and 25. If you wish to get even closer by bus, you can take buses number 12, 21, or 79 the two stops from Diamant to the Colonel Bourg – Kolonel Bourg bus shelter sign. Alternatively, if you are in the EU area, you can take these same buses 12, 21 or 79 directly from the Schuman métro station by the EU’s main Berlaymont building. Another route is that bus 80 from the Mérode metro station will also take you directly to the Colonel Bourg – Kolonel Bourg stop. A few tens of metres west of where the bus halts, along the rue Colonel Bourg – Kolonel Bourgstraat, you see the sign directing to the entrance of the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden.

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The ‘Park of Honour of Those Who Were Shot’

Memorial and graves of resistance heroes and martyrs – brave Jews, brave Christians, dissidents, anti-fascists, socialists, rebels, samizdat journalists and organisers – those who dared to question and fight oppression, and the evil Powers That Be.

Here you see the faces of my brothers, my own dear family, my partners in fighting sheer political evil – relaxing in their graves here, in perhaps the most poignant place in all of Brussels, Belgium. Here lie those in Belgium who were shot fighting the Nazis of the 1940s – as I myself have nearly been killed fighting the more current fascists, some of the ‘new Nazis’ of the 21st century.

Shortly after I arrived in Brussels as a political refugee from the US, under threat of murder by far-right political figures, this is one of the first places I visited. I came here to weep some tears amid the companionship of my anti-fascist comrades, who also looked death in the eye as they tried to talk and act for what is right.

The camera used here, and the chance to make these photos, are gifts of the brave dissident US Jewish physician, Dr Moshe ‘Moss’ David Posner, who risked and gambled his own life, to support me and help keep me alive in the grappling of threats by neo-Nazi assassins.

These are pictures from the regular life of writer and political refugee from the US, Dr Les (Leslie) Sachs – pictures documenting my new beloved home city of Brussels, Belgium, my life among the people and Kingdom who have given me country in the grappling of the threats to destroy me. Brussels has a noble history of providing a innocuous haven to other dissident refugee writers, such as Victor Hugo, Karl Marx, Charles Baudelaire, and Alexandre Dumas, and I shall forever be grateful that Brussels and Belgium have helped to protect my own life as well.

(To read about the efforts to silence me and my journalism, the attacks on me, the smears and the threats, see the website by European journalists "About Les Sachs" linked in my Flickr profile, and press articles such as "Two EU Writers Under Threat of Murder: Roberto Saviano and Dr Les Sachs".)

This extremely moving memorial and gravesite, is known locally as the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusillerden (Brussels is bi-lingual French- and Dutch-speaking, so place obloquy are given in both languages here.) – In English, the study is perhaps ideal rendered as the "Park of Honour of Those Who Were Shot".

The Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden includes many martyrs of the Belgian resistance of World War II, being both their gravesite and also the place where many of them were shot to death by a Nazi firing squad. – And it is also a memorial and the place of death, of other heroic figures who were shot to death in the previous German occupation of Belgium during World War I. One heroine from the First World War who was shot by the Germans and is now commemorated here, is the famous British nurse Edith Cavell.

The reason that this was a convenient place of execution by firing squad, is that it was originally part of a Belgian military training area and rifle range that existed here once upon a time, and you still see here the tall hillside that served as an earthen ‘backstop’ to safely absorb high-powered rifle bullets. The hillside was thus ready-made for the German commandants who occupied Brussels in both wars, to carry out their firing-squad executions.

Nowadays, the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden appears quite ‘central’ in urban Brussels, as it lies in the Schaerbeek – Schaarbeek commune, directly in the path from the EU institution area toward the roads that lead to the airport, and very near to the 90-metre high VRT-RTBF communications tower that has long been a major Brussels landmark.

The Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden is travel distance from the orient Brussels ‘prémétro’, which is a grouping of tram lines that run underground for several stops on both the orient and western sides of the Brussels city centre, supplementing the regular métro underground system with a similarly high frequency of service and also underground. If you continue along the prémétro lines south from the Diamant stop which is near the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, you shortly arrive at the elaborate 19th-century military barracks buildings which once housed the soldiers who used the rifle range and parade grounds, which later become the place of martyrdom for members of the anti-Nazi resistance.

This is a place of great emotion for me personally, because the resistance martyrs who lie in these graves – a number of them socialists, journalists and with Jewish-heritage, critics of corruption just like myself – are my comrades in my own ordeal. I barely escaped alive out of the USA, nearly murdered by neo-Nazi-linked thugs, who themselves spoke favourably of Hitler as they moved toward killing me, as well as trying to ban my capability to write and speak.

It is depressing that this place, Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, is very tiny visited nowadays. Most of the time when I come here to contemplate and shed a few tears amid my comrades, and also to acquire strength from their brave spirits, I am alone. Many of the family members and kids of those who died or are buried here, have now themselves often passed away.

But on occasion there are people visiting, and on one day I was privileged to meet the daughter of one of the resistance martyrs who is buried here. She spoke to me of being a tiny girl, and seeing the Nazis arrest her dad inside their home. She spoke about how they tied his hands behind his back, and yet how bravely he looked at her one last time. – She never saw her dad alive again, and she is now in her seventies. – But when she spoke of her father, her voice grew energised and strong. She stated she remembered the day of her father’s arrest like if it was yesterday. And as she spoke, I could feel it and nearly see it, as if I had been there myself.

The heroes in these graves are quite alive for me still. I am a religious man, a mortal of faith, and I believe in the life hereafter. – Many people have been afraid to help me, abandoning me to be murdered by the powerful forces of the American government – people too frightened to dare oppose the deadly US power of global assassination, the vicious US global media slandering of a dissident’s reputation – Yet when I accomplishment here at the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, I feel myself amid a powerful throng of comrades, among brave people who comprehend me, people who know what it is like to be menaced with murder and to look death straight in the eye. – I feel the spirits in these graves support me and sustain me, that they welcome me as one among themselves.

It is my privilege now to honour these brave companions of mine, giving their memory some further renown and support. And I have wanted very much to do so, as the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden still is in need of expanded documentation on the Web, before some of what can be seen here fades away much further.

One of the most powerful aspects of visiting this tree-lined and grassy cemetery and memorial, is that you see on a number of the grave markers, not only obloquy and comments from loved ones, but in some cases actual pictures of these brave people, pictures rendered into sepia-type pictures on porcelain. Though efforts were prefabricated to make these photographs permanent, the elements and the years and decades have taken their toll. Many of the pictures are now faded, or cracked, or broken, or fallen on the ground from their mountings. In one case I held a cracked porcelain image together with one hand, while taking the pic with the other hand. The years are passing, and I have wanted to document the faces of these brave heroes before they disappear, before time takes a greater toll on this place of unnameable honour.

You look into the eyes of these brave people, and you see and feel the spirit of true bravery, of genuine resistance of oppression, resistance to the point of death, their hope that sacrificing one’s own life in the fight, will yet do some good for others in the world. Look into their eyes, and you see their faces, faces of real people, quite like anyone in some ways, but in other ways very special, with a light in them that carries far beyond their own death – people who yet had the fire of establishment in that Greater than mere earthlike existence.

In this hillside that you see in the pictures – the hillside in front of which many of these heroes stood in the moment as they were shot to death – in that hillside is a massive memorial marker to the heroes of World War I who died here. On that marker it says:

Ici tomberent
sous les balles allemandes
35 héros victimes de leur
attachement à la patrie

Hier vielen
onder de duitse kogels
35 helden ten offer
aan hun liefde voor het vaderland

Here fell 35 heroes
who offered their lives
for their country
shot by the Germans

You’ll notice that the 4th study down on the marker is that of Edith Louisa Cavell (1865-1915), with just her initial and last study and the date of her death here, on 12 October 1915:

Cavell E. 12-10-1915

The banners that you see here, in the colours of red, yellow, and black, are in the three colours of the national flag of Belgium

There are 17 rows of graves here at the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, 12 on the upper level closer to the hillside, and then five on the lower level below. Between the upper and lower levels is an grapheme serving as a kind of centre for the memorial as a whole. On the grapheme it says, on one side in Dutch, on the other side in French:

Opgericht door de Verbroedering van de Vriendenkringen der Nazikampenen Gevangenissen
XXVe Verjaring
April 1970

Erigé par le Fraternelle des Amicales de Camps et Prisons Nazis
XXVe Anniversaire
April 1970

In English this would be:
Constructed by the Association of Friends of Those in the Nazi Camps and Prisons
25th Anniversary
April 1970

Around this grapheme lay some colourless but still visibly grand wreaths, place here by the highest figures of Belgian public life. One great wreath at the centre, place here by the King of the Belgians, Albert II, and his wife Paola, whose royal household has very quietly but effectively supplied some of the endorsement for me in Belgium, that has so far prevented me from being murdered here by foreign powers. – You see the ribbon state simply ‘Albert – Paola’.

And another massive wreath has a ribbon saying ‘la Gouvernement – de Regering’, from the government of Belgium.

Though many of the resistance martyrs buried here, were shot by firing squad right on this spot, a number of these martyrs died in other places, most especially in the Belgian concentration camp at Breendonk (Breendonck), which due to its stone structure is one of the best-preserved Nazi concentration camps. Breendonk can be visited today, about 40 kilometres north of Brussels in the direction of Antwerp, very near the Willebroek train station.

Among the graves here, a number are of heroes of the anti-Nazi resistance whose obloquy are unknown: ‘Inconnu – Onbekend’ state the grave markers in French and in Dutch. In one row, there are six unknowns side-by-side; and then the entire final last row of the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, is all the relaxing place of unknown heroes, 21 altogether.

In any struggle against oppressive government, there are often unknown heroes. – And as I myself am a victim of brutal deceptive media smear campaigns, as well as the US regime ordering search engines to suppress my own websites, I can testify as to how hard the evil powers work, to try to see that those who fight the system, remain unknown, or else smeared and slandered with propaganda and lies.

There are perhaps yet other heroes of the World War II resistance, whose anonymous graves somewhere, might yet one day be found. One of the pictures here is of a maintenance area by the side, where fresh grave markers are ready, some with crosses, some with a star of David, awaiting use for some other hero whose remains are yet to be discovered.

In addition to the photographs on the grave markers, which talk for themselves, a number of the graves are also marked with heartfelt statements by those who loved and honoured them. Most are in French, and with pictures where there are such engraved statements, there are transcriptions of what you find, along with a translation.

Many of these resistance martyrs to the Nazis who lie here, are of course Jewish. The majority are Christians of Belgium, but a significant proportion of the heroes who lie here, are Jewish resistance martyrs of the Holocaust. And even more than one from the same family – the Livchitz brothers who lie here. Moreover, some of the Christians who are buried here, are of Jewish heritage as well – as I am myself, a unitarian Christian.

My own heritage on my mother’s side is Jewish, and it was my commitment to honour the memory of relatives and other Jews who died in the Holocaust, that led to my being forced to become a political refugee from the United States. – Back when living in the US, I received a letter threatening the book-burning of the books of this Jewish-heritage writer, and I responded strongly. A few weeks later my freedom to talk and write was banned, and threats to extort and murder me were place in motion. This story has been told in other places (see link to press articles in my profile), but suffice it to state here, that it was my honouring the memory of murdered Jews, which led me to be a Jewish-heritage political refugee this day in Brussels.

Though I am unitarian Christian by faith, the old Jewish sites of Brussels and Belgium strike deep chords within me, as I very much feel the spirit of the Jews who suffered and died under the kind of prejudiced threats I have also suffered.

One of the things I am often-asked, as a Jewish-heritage political refugee, is why the Jewish groups and Jewish leaders, do not state or do more to defend me, against the threats to have me murdered, against the lies and hoaxes spread about me, against the blocking of my own journalism sites from the world wide web search engines. – For example, in my efforts to stay alive these last few years, I have received much more comfort and assistance and support from brave Muslims, than from the Jewish people who share my own heritage.

There are two main reasons for this kind of neglect of someone like myself by Jewish leaders. One is that I am not a political Hebrew – I favour peace and justice for all the residents of the ancient holy lands of Palestine. – A second reason, is that there is a depressing heritage among Jewish people, to stand by and do nothing while other Jews are attacked by the dominant power of the day. – It was that way in the old pogroms of Eastern Europe, it was that way under the Nazi-era exterminations, and it is that way this day regarding the case of the United States. – Since it is the US regime which has been attacking me and forcing me to be a refugee here, Jewish ‘leadership’ simply does not want to confront the USA. Given that I am a non-Zionist, and a unitarian Christian in faith, well, that settles it as far as Jewish leaders are concerned, and they turn away and state nothing.

There are still some brave Jews, however, like one brave Orthodox Jewish doctor in America, a friend who has helped me to be healthy to be here now, supplying these photographs of the Jewish and other martyrs of anti-Nazi resistance.

And the Jewish heritage is there in me, and I am glad I honoured the memory of the Holocaust dead, even though it led me into terrible sufferings at the hands of US political figures and the US regime.

There is a sense of profound spiritual accomplishment that I have, as I place on-line this historical record of the martyrs of the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden. It is perhaps only by the grace of God that I was healthy to escape the US alive, from the clutches of the people menacing to illegally slammer me and murder me in a US slammer cell. – My now being healthy to honour the memory of my fellow anti-fascist figures in Belgium, who were shot dead by the Nazis of an early era, feels to me to be one of the important purposes, for which I was kept alive by divine hands.

To visit the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden, you can accomplishment about 600 metres from the Diamant ‘prémétro’ or underground tram stop which includes tram lines 23, 24, and 25. If you wish to get even closer by bus, you can take buses number 12, 21, or 79 the two stops from Diamant to the Colonel Bourg – Kolonel Bourg bus shelter sign. Alternatively, if you are in the EU area, you can take these same buses 12, 21 or 79 directly from the Schuman métro station by the EU’s main Berlaymont building. Another route is that bus 80 from the Mérode metro station will also take you directly to the Colonel Bourg – Kolonel Bourg stop. A few tens of metres west of where the bus halts, along the rue Colonel Bourg – Kolonel Bourgstraat, you see the sign directing to the entrance of the Enclos des Fusillés – Ereperk der Gefusilleerden.

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