Henrotte-Balay family. Collection

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Beschrijving
This collection contains : a declaration signed by Emile Dernivoy regarding the resistance activities of Hubert Henrotte and Emma Balay ; certificates of civil resistance awarded to Hubert Henrotte and Emma Balay by the Kingdom of Belgium ; a class picture of the fourth grade at the Bressoux communal school in 1936-1937, with among the pupils Louise Henrotte and five identified Jewish girls, including Estera Chana (Anna) Szlamowicz.
Content Date
1936-1952
Content Location
Bressoux
Creator
Henrotte-Balay family
Language
French
Script
Latin
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Digitally stored at Kazerne Dossin
Originals
Henrotte family, Private collection
Collection
KD_00033
Level of description
collection
Extent and medium
4 digitised images
Administrative and biographical
During the Second World War Hubert Henrotte and his wife Emma Balay were involved in acts of resistance. When approached by Emile Dernivoy, teacher in Bressoux and human trafficker (passeur) for the armed resistance, the Henrotte-Balay family agreed to hide French soldiers and Jews at their home at Rue Victor Carpentier in Bressoux. They became members of the resistance network of Max-Albert Van den Berg. Among those hidden by Hubert Henrotte and Emma Balay, was Idela (Ajdel) Syndla Moszkowicz, paternal grandmother of Estera Chana (Anna) Szlamowicz, a classmate of Louise Henrotte, daughter of Hubert Henrotte and Emma Balay. In 1952, the Kingdom of Belgium awarded Hubert Henrotte and Emma Balay with the medal for civil resistance.
Archival
These documents were saved by Henriette Henrotte, daughter of Hubert Henrotte and Emma Balay.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Louise Henrotte, daughter of Hubert Henrotte and Emma Balay, 2013
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