Inauguration of the Memorials in honor of the brothers Livschitz
The three friends were arrested. Jean and Robert were deported to Germany, but survived the war. Youra was able to escape from the Gestapo premises on Avenue Louise, but was arrested later by denunciation and after a stay in Breendonk, he was shot on February 17th, 1944.
His older brother Choura “Alexandre” was born in Munich in 1911 and became an engineer after studying at the Ghent University. He was the head of a group of armed resistance. He was hurt during an action and he was denounced as well. Together with his brother he was arrested and transported to Breendonk. He was shot eight days before his brother.
In order to keep the memory of these two heroes alive, two tiles with their names and fate were put in the sidewalk in front of the entrance to the Avenue Brugmann 247 in Uccle on October 23th, 2013. This was their last residence as free men.
Copyright: Georges Boschloos / Auschwitz Foundation - Remembrance of Auschwitz