1942 in Belgium

Events in the year 1942 in Belgium

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1942
in
Belgium

Decades:
See also:Other events of 1942
List of years in Belgium

IncumbentsEdit

EventsEdit

  • 1 January – Belgian government in exile becomes a signatory of the Atlantic Charter.[2]: 853 
  • 3 January – Occupying forces prohibit listening to radio broadcasts not subject to German control.[2]: 852 
  • 21 January – Eleven hostages killed by the occupying forces.[2]: 852 
  • 25 January – Temperatures reach 12 below zero Celsius.[2]: 852 
  • 6 March – Decree issued for the recruitment of forced labour for German factories.[2]: 852 
  • 10 March – Walloon Legion parades in Brussels.[2]: 852 
  • 1 April – Hendrik de Man opposes the unified trade union
  • 5 April – Court of Cassation finds that secretaries-general, civil servants appointed to lead ministries in the absence of the government, have no legislative powers, annulling the decree of 15 February 1941 instituting administrative legislation.[2]: 852 
  • 9 April – Decree obliging miners to work Sundays and feast days.[2]: 852 
  • 16 April – Decree prohibits the establishment of new businesses or expansion of existing businesses.[2]: 852 
  • 9 May – Daily meat ration reduced from 35 grammes to 20 grammes.[2]: 852 
  • 27 May – Decree obliging Jews to wear an identifying Star of David.[2]: 853 
  • 2 July – Prime Minister in exile broadcasts an appeal to all Belgians to defend their country.[2]: 852 
  • 13 July – Secret meetings between representatives of the Christian Democrat, Liberal and Labour parties to discuss post-war policy.[2]: 852 
  • 18 July – Booksellers receive a list of 1,470 titles that they are no longer permitted to stock or sell.[2]: 853 
  • 26 July – A hundred Communists detained for deportation to Germany.[2]: 852 
  • 31 August – Belgian section of the Red Orchestra dismantled.[2]: 853 
  • 6 October – All men aged between 18 and 50 obliged to find work either in Belgium or in Germany.[2]: 853 

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Leopold III, king of Belgium". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Alain de Gueldre et al., Kroniek van België (Antwerp and Zaventem, 1987).