Josef Blitz. Collection

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This collection contains digitised copies of birth certificates, xerox of documents provided by the Auschwitz State Museum concerning Josef Blitz, certificates of repatriation (with pictures of Josef Blitz) and class pictures taken at Jesode Hatorah in Antwerp.
1923-1954
Josef Blitz
German, Polish, English, French
Latin, Cyrillic
Alain Blitz, private collection, Israel
KD_00022
Collection
36 digitised images (28 documents, 4 photos and 1 object)
Researcher Johannes Blum interviewed Josef Blitz and his son Alain Blitz. These interviews are part of collection KD_00016. Both interviews were conducted in French.
Josef Dawid Blitz was born in Nowy Sacz, Poland, on 18 December 1925. The Blitz family migrated to Belgium in May 1929 and settled in Berchem (district of Antwerp). In 1930 they moved to Antwerp, where Josef's sister Debora was born in 1931. Josef Blitz, his mother Frimeta Hollander, his older sister Lieba Blitz and his younger sister Debora Blitz were arrested during the fourth anti-Jewish raid in Antwerp (24 September 1942) and sent to the Dossin barracks. They were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau via Transport XI on 26 September 1942. Josef Blitz was selected for forced labour. The number 66200 was tattooed on his arm. He survived for two years in Auschwitz-Birkenau and also survived a death march to Rajsko. Josef Blitz was repatriated to Belgium on 13 July 1945. The rest of his family perished in the camps, his father Chaskiel Feiwel Blitz after deportation via transport XVII (escaped) and transport XX. In 1951 he married Anna Michrowski and two years later his first son was born. In 1955, Josef Blitz acquired Belgian citizenship. He passed away on 29 March 2010 and was burried at the cemetery of kibbutz Hasolelim in Israel.
These documents and photos have been in the possession of the Blitz family since 1945. In 1996 and 1997 Josef Blitz donated several originals to the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance, predecessor of Kazerne Dossin. After the death of Josef Blitz in 2010, his son Alain Blitz took over the collection and donated several digital copies of additional documents to Kazerne Dossin.
Josef Blitz and Alain Blitz, 1996, 1997 and 2010

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