Maison de la Miséricorde orphanage, Heverlee. Collection

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Digitised postcards of indoor and outdoor spaces at the House of Mercy (Maison de la Miséricorde/Huis der Barmhartigheid), an orphanage in Heverlee, where over 70 Jewish children were hidden by catholic nuns during the Second World War.
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DE WOLF Lisa, "Joodse ondergedoken kinderen in Don Bosco Groenveld tijdens WO II", in Jaarboek van het Leuvens Historisch Genootschap, 2013 (7), 11-105.
Maison de la Miséricorde orphanage, Heverlee
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Digitally stored at Kazerne Dossin
Level of description
Extent and medium
14 digitised images
Related units of description
KD_00306, "Holocaust project Don Bosco Groenveld" : In 2013, Ria Christens, archivist of Sisters Annuntiaten (housed in the former House of Mercy in Heverlee), and teachers-in-training Lisa De Wolf and Karen Van Lil, set up a research project regarding the Jewish children hidden at the Home of Mercy. Six Jewish children and two of their rescuers were interviewed. Collection KD_00306 is only accessible at the Kazerne Dossin documentation center, with permission of Ria Christens and Lisa De Wolf.
Administrative and biographical
The House of Mercy (Maison de la Miséricorde/Huis van Barmhartigheid) in Heverlee was erected in 1893 as a refuge for abandoned children. During the Second World War, the catholic nuns who ran the home, hid over 70 Jewish children at the institute. The House of Mercy today is a school, Don Bosco Groenveld.

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