Precious prints. Collection

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This collection contains precious prints such as pamphlets, posters, books and other types of publications published before 1950. The topics include pre-war Jewish life, anti-Semitism, ideologies of various political movements, biographies of camp survivors, commemoration of resistance movements, German organisations such as the SS, post-war trials and war crimes. The publications do not only focus on Belgium, but also include publications from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Czechoslovakia and the United States.
Content Date
Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance, predecessor of Kazerne Dossin
Dutch, French, German, English, Hebrew, Russian, Polish, Hungarian
Latin, Cyrillic, Gothic, Hebrew
Finding aid
Item descriptions were drafted by dr. Laurence Schram.
Digital copy available as collection KD_00002 at Kazerne Dossin
Level of description
Extent and medium
over 43,000 images (over 900 books and leaflets)
Administrative and biographical
The Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance (JMDR), predecessor of Kazerne Dossin, opened its doors in 1996. The museum was the result of a collaboration between the Jewish Central Consistory of Belgium and the Association of Jewish Deportees. Sir Natan Ramet, survivor of Auschwitz, the death marches and Dachau, was appointed president of the new museum. Apart from its commemorative, museological and educational assignment, the JMDR also had a historical assignment : to digitise all archival collections related to the Holocaust in Belgium and to make these documents available to the public. In 2008 the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance was reorganised and became, in 2012, Kazerne Dossin - Memorial, Museum and Documentation Center on Holocaust and Human Rights.
The Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance was inaugurated in 1996 at the site of the former SS-Sammellager Mecheln, better known as the Dossin barracks. From the start the JMDR collected precious prints on anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, published before 1950. These publications were catalogued and stored as a collection, separate from the reference library.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Private donations, ongoing acquisition
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