The competition is already heating up, with the five laying out their charms as if for a beauty contest.
The victims were a random group of people. Some locals. Others passing through. A retired Belgian ambassador waiting to board a flight to the United States. A university student on his way to classes. A Swedish illustrator who lived in Brussels.
Almost every memorial stone in Brussels has the words ‘Détenu Malines’. Held in Mechelen. That was the last stop in Belgium for most of them.
Victor Horta was one of Art Nouveau’s pioneers and his extraordinary twisting and curving designs still inspire architecture today. But who was he?