Streets in Brussels named after women in the Belgian Resistance
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Andrée De Jongh
The City of Brussels has decided to name two streets in Tivoli (Laeken) after women who were resistance fighters during the Second World War. One of the streets will be named Andrée De Jongh. She was co-founder of the Comète network, an escape route for Allied soldiers to England via Spain. From 1941 to the liberation of Belgium in 1944, the network saved more than 700 soldiers.
Another street will be named Yvonne Nèvejean, after the director of the national network for children in Belgium, an organization that saved more than 4,000 Jewish children during the war.
The two streets were selected to commemorate the place of women in the resistance against the Nazi occupation of Belgium. They will also be remembered at a future “Place des Justes”.