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Belgians Move to Honor Black Soldiers Slain in WWII

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Belgians Move to Honor Black Soldiers Slain in WWII

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Belgians Move to Honor Black Soldiers Slain in WWII

Belgians Move to Honor Black Soldiers Slain in WWII

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Near the end of World War II, German SS troops massacred 11 African-American POWs in Wereth, Belgium. The perpetrators were never prosecuted for war crimes, and family members say the deaths were never properly acknowledged. Now a group of Belgians is raising funds to build a memorial on the site of the slaughter. Hear Aileen LeBlanc.