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Jacqueline Wiener-Henrion

Jacqueline Wiener-Henrion, who graduated in law from the Free University in Brussels, is the author of various articles on the Bar and the German ordinances of October 28, 1940, published in part in Les Cahiers de la Mémoire Contemporaine, and of biographies that appeared in the Dictionnaire
Biographique de Juifs de Belgique
. She writes regularly for Shofar, the publication of Belgium’s Liberal Jewish Community and lectures at the Belgian Jewish Museum, where she is a member of the board.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Jacqueline Wiener-Henrion." (Viewed on June 16, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/wiener-henrion-jacqueline>.

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