Patrick Verwerft. Collection

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This collection contains: documents of Michel Van West and his family, detained at the Dossin barracks and deported via Transport XXIV ; documents of René Basch, detained at and released from the Dossin barracks ; a statement on behalf of Max Kirschen confirming his release from the Dossin barracks ; Rose Goldine 's payment slip proving her membership of the Association of Jews in Belgium ; certificate exempting Charles Sternberg from wearing the yellow star ; order addressed to Laure Nejman-Reich to report to the Sipo-SD headquarters in Brussels ; one worn yellow star ; postcard from Max Margulies, deported from Drancy and working as a slave labourer in Jawiszowice, to his sister Hermine Margulies in Antwerp ; letter from the Association of Jews in Belgium accompanying the Arbeitseinsatzbefehl or work orders ; Arbeitseinsatzbefehl or work order addressed to Alta Bajla Czeresznja and Rozia Klarman, both deported from France ; leaflet of the Association of Jews in Belgium regarding the requirements of packages delivered to the Dossin barracks ; parcel request form filled out by Ida Radunska, liberated at the Dossin barracks, and Rosa Erlich and Sara Stefanie Spitz, both deported via Transport XXIII ; documents from the Red Cross regarding the delivery of parcels to the Dossin barracks ; circular letter from the city of Vilvoorde regarding the expulsion of Jews from all public posts ; documents regarding the Arian descent of employees in multiple Belgian companies and government organisations ; anti-Semitic leaflets, newspaper clippings, posters and postcards with anti-Semitic vignettes or stamps ; several letters and postcards sent to and from POWs ; certificate from the Geheim Leger - Armée Secrète (Secret Army) confirming that Mrs. Duriau-Blicq was a resistance fighter ; postcards and forms from the Theresienstadt / Terezin and Litzmannstadt / Lodz ghettos ; postcards from Stuttgart to the Association of Jews in Belgium requesting food parcels for Jews deported from Belgium and detained in Buchenwald ; letter from Siegfried Sonnenfeld, detained in Le Vernet and deported from France, to his family in Belgium ; a wartime ID issued to Edouard Van West ; a post-war ID issued to Alberthina Van West.
Content Date
VERWERFT Patrick, Sammellager Dossin-Kazerne Mechelen. 27 juli 1942 - 4 september 1944, Vorselaar, 1997 [self-published] ; VERWERFT Patrick, Brieven uit de hel. Herinneringen van gevangene Otakar Litomisky nr. 113359, Vorselaar, 1992 [self-published]. Both booklets are available in the Kazerne Dossin reading room.
Patrick Verwerft
Dutch, French, German
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Digitally stored at Kazerne Dossin
Patrick Verwerft, Private collection, Belgium
Digital copy available as collection KD_00348 at Kazerne Dossin
Level of description
Extent and medium
141 digitised images (110 documents and 1 object)
Related units of description
Other documents on the Van West family were acquisitioned by collector Flor Van Laer and are part of collection KD_00434. The portrait of Edouard Van West from this collection was added to the Kazerne Dossin commemoration wall and to the Give Them a Face portrait collection (KD_00017).
Administrative and biographical
Patrick Verwerft is an expert in postal seals, stamps and censorship markings used during the Second World War. Since the end of the 1980s he is an active collector of postal items from camps and ghettos containing such elements.
Since 2016 Patrick Verwerft kindly permits Kazerne Dossin to digitise items from and new additions to his collection which are connected to the history of the Dossin barracks in 1942-1944.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Patrick Verwerft, 2016 and onwards
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